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View Sandboxes for Rails

Designing HTML views is an iterative, interactive process by nature. And anything that slows down the iterations, slows down development. I was working on a form recently where the steps to show it went something like this: Go to the home page Log in Click “New Thingit” (domain terms have been changed to protect the […]

RailsConf, BohConf, DCRUG Video

DCRUG First off, I had a great time at DCRUG last night. I enjoyed getting a peek at Jeff Casimir‘s “pre-alpha” presentation on Rails views. And Joel Strait‘s live demo of BEATS was very cool. I did something a little different from my previous “Exceptional Ruby” talks. Since the time slot was limited to half […]

Linkdump #7

Hacker Chat: Pinboard Creator Maciej Ceglowski Talks About Why Boring Architecture is Good, and More Wise words. tags: development I think many developers (myself included) are easily seduced by new technology and are willing to burn a lot of time rigging it together just for the joy of tinkering. So nowadays we see a lot […]

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The definitive guide to exceptions and failure handling in Ruby.