Working with Ruby
Occasional blog posts about Ruby updates, tools, editor tweaks, and random snippets. You might also be interested in my newer project that docuements lesser-known features in Ruby: Idiosyncratic Ruby.

RubyBuntu -6- gedit 3! wtf? set it up for ruby/web development :)

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!


Fixing a little anchor permalinks vs. pagination issue (using javascript and jekyll)

I am using the Jekyll blog generator for some projects (still not sure if I really like it..) and came across the following requirement the other day:

  • The blog should only have an index page, no (visible) sub-posts
  • This index page should use pagination
  • There should be the ability to link to a specific blog post

The problem was: I wanted to use anchor links (http://some.url/#post-identifier), but – because of the pagination – blog posts “change” their index page (e.g. in jekyll, they move from /#example to /page2/#example).


Why you should switch to 1.9: Three Ruby 1.8 bugs

Ruby 1.8 dies in June 2012. This post shows some small examples, why this is good ;)


Pass multiple blocks to methods using named procs

My codebrawl entry (gist) got the 5th place (out of 20). Want to use it in real life :)


RubyBuntu -5- Modernize your gedit Ruby language specs!

How to get the following for your gedit:

  • Up-to-date Ruby syntax highlighting
  • Proper highlighting for .js.erb or .yml.erb files
  • Gemfile.lock highlighting

Three little tips for slimmer Rails migrations

Rails migrations are easy to understand and easy to write. However, you can save some unnecessary key strokes by applying these three tips :)


Building yet another terminal colors gem: term-ansicolor meets rainbow

There are plenty terminal color gems out there. Now, there is one more. Why?