My post about Ruby 1.9’s impressive improvement over Ruby 1.8.6 created quite an echo within the developer community. Sure, the headline was an attention grabber, just like this one is :-P, but in a matter of a few hours, there were all sorts of blog entries with variants in many languages, more than 200
Alright the title of this post is a tad sensational sounding, I know, and it’s in part aimed at messing with my many Pythonista friends. We Rubyists have been teased for a long time, due to the slowness of the main Ruby interpreter. Well, it looks like with Ruby 1.9, it’ll be payback time.
Tim Bray has published the results of his nice survey about Ruby and Rails editors. In Bray’s piece we see that TextMate is the tool of choice for the Rails focused group, while Vi leads the way in terms of the Ruby one (albeit TextMate is very close): One thing is
Having little time to follow the blogosphere and its crazy rhythms of publication is not a good enough excuse for not being up to date. This rings particularly true for me as a technical evangelist at IBM, and as someone who is deeply passionate about the development and the information technology world. The biggest
A few days ago Microsoft announced the final release of Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5. As expected, .NET developers were impatiently awaiting such a major release, which introduces countless improvements and new features within the IDE, the framework and the compilers for the two main languages, C# 3.0 and Visual Basic 9. It
This article is obsolete. Please refer to the following articles for up do date instructions: Ruby/Rails and DB2 | Python/Django and DB2. Thank you! IBM provides the community with, among others, Ruby and Python open source drivers for DB2 (more exactly IBM databases). Ruby has a gem that packages the Rails adapter for
The official IBM site now has DB2 Express-C 9.5 available for download. Like its previous versions it’s entirely free, so why don’t you give it a try? When running db2setup, after extracting the archive you downloaded, you may be disappointed to see that on Ubuntu 7.10 the setup program gives you the following error