Month: March 2010

RC 14 – Chad Fowler Interview – Part 2

In this episode, Chad discusses how he broke out of a comfortable job as a forklift operator, which ultimately led to him becoming a programmer. He discusses his job, Ruby Central, and the Pragmatic Studio as contributions he makes to the community. We also discuss the ebb and flow of passion for programming and how to avoid burnout on…

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RVM – Ruby Version Manager

RVM is a program that allows you to install and manage multiple versions of Ruby and Gems. This setup is ideal for testing your application or gem (library) against multiple versions of Ruby.Also, if you’re looking into Rails 3 on Ruby 1.9 this is a great way to try it out. Are you thinking about…

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Gem Bundler

Loading multiple Ruby Gems can result in runtime errors when an incompatible version of a gem dependency is already loaded as a dependency of another gem.Gem bundler can also pre-load and cache gems for faster loading. Having two gems that require different versions of the same dependency can sometimes cause runtime errors. Yehuda Katz and…

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Skinning in Grails

In this screencast, I cover how to use custom Grails configurations along with filters to enable url-based site skins. Download 98.7 MB Download (iphone & ipod) 47.8 MB

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