So you’ve installed (or upgraded to) ubuntu 11.10 and everything looks great… Except – uh!, lots of gedit plugins are only compatible with gedit 2! But don’t be sad.. or angry.. This guide points out, how to, nevertheless, create a solid foundation that allows you getting prodcutive with gedit!
Rails migrations are easy to understand and easy to write. However, you can save some unnecessary key strokes by applying these three tips :)
Transferring an existing project to Rails 3 is not that hard, but it usually cannot be done in 5 minutes.
You can, of course, use an IDE for coding – but reconsider it: After hours of initialization, it tries to do everything for you… Somewhere in the never ending menu jungle… And you need to click all the time… Stop! Focus on the gist! You want to write code!
Installing Ruby/Rails on ubuntu is not hard, but some little obstacles might be confusing.
Lots of IDEs (e.g. Netbeans) and some editors (e.g. gedit with plugins) have a nice feature: They show comments, which start with something like TODO or FIXME. Those annotations are quickly written and they make it harder to forget some things you wanted to (or have to) do.
I have just discovered that Rails has this feature already built-in!
In my current Rails project, I use the aegis gem for rights management. And I almost got mad, wondering, why it wouldn’t work..
When I began programming Ruby/Rails, I quickly found the online Ruby documentation at ruby-doc.org and the Rails API, which are both very useful. But unfortunately, one cannot be always online. In this blog post, I’ll demonstrate some ways to generate or get the docs offline and some hints on using them.