A couple of weeks ago I’ve discovered a very interesting and addictive website MathsChallenge.net . They have a section called Project Euler where participants can try to resolve more than 100 mathematical problems. The scoring system is really well done and the discussion forum for each problem is accessible only after having solved the
Currently online O’Reilly is selling the rough cuts version (basically the beta version) of the Ruby Cookbook. It’s a pleasure to see that many good books about Ruby are being published. This book authored by Leonard Richardson and Lucas Carlson is particularly special to me. In fact, I have contributed to the book with
Many hackers are quite religious about their programming language of choice, but I’m not. Whenever possible I try to be rational about things that matter to me. For this reason you won’t hear me saying things like: “Ruby rocks, Java sucks!”. Indeed Ruby rocks, but it does so for me, for the kind of
Sometimes you may want to exclude an action from being processed with the controller’s layout. In other words, you may need to use a default layout for all the methods in the controller, except for one of them. A quick way to do this is: class MyController < ApplicationController layout "mycontroller", :except => :myaction
March 2010 update: Please understand that this post is very old and completely outdated. The Rails hosting spectrum has changed drastically over the past few years. Read updated reviews here: The Best Ruby on Rails Hosting Services During the last couple of days I’ve been searching for a good Rails hosting solution at an
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