Monthly Archive:: October 2008

Pygments TextMate Bundle

Following my last post, a few people asked me to create a Pygments TextMate bundle. Ask and ye shall receive (on GitHub). Prerequisites Install Pygments following these instructions. Installation First method: sudo mkdir -p /Library/Application\ Support/TextMate/Bundles cd /Library/Application\ Support/TextMate/Bundles git clone git://github.com/acangiano/pygments-textmate-bundle.git "Pygments.tmbundle" If TextMate is running while you perform the update, execute the

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What Arc should learn from Ruby

There was a lot of buzz surrounding Arc before it was released. Then Paul Graham made an early version available to the public and most people weren’t too impressed. Paul is a charismatic figure and has his own following, so despite the uncertain welcome that the language received, Arc managed to attract a small

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Review of the first two Envycasts

The following quiz contains five fairly simple questions about ActiveRecord and Rails 2.2. Try to see if you can answer all of them. 1) What’s wrong with the following (technically valid) line of code? Guide.find(:all, :include => [:user, {:questions => [:user, {:answers => :user}]}], :conditions => "answers.user_id = 42") 2) Having specified :counter_cache =>

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Ruby on Rails at IOD 2008

IBM’s Information on Demand 2008 kicks off in a few days. If you intend on participating, don’t forget to enroll now. For those of you who’ll be attending the event in Las Vegas, I recommend that you schedule in time to check out the session “Putting DB2 on Rails”. This session will be presented

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Free version of Ruby in Steel

Later today, SapphireSteel is going to release a free ‘personal’ version of their Ruby in Steel IDE (based on the Visual Studio Shell). This is great news for those of you who are used to Visual Studio and are now switching to Ruby/Rails, or simply for developers who opt to work on Windows (both

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