It never really bothered me when companies use open source software and implement an “Open Core” business model around the software that they give for free (both as in freedom and beer). After all, I’m a capitalist as well (I also love my cash). This is the prime reason why I side with the open […]
A couple of years ago I decided to build a simple portfolio site using RoR as a way to learn the framework more in depth. After all they’re lots of idiots who see the entire Ruby programming language as it only being solely for RoR development. Like this fucking idiot Python vs Ruby On RAILS, […]
I’ve been so busy lately that I’ve completely missed the news last week regarding Ruby 2.0 stable release. Unlike the 1.8 to 1.9 upgrade, 1.9 is compatible with 2.0. So this time around it’s going to be easier for people continue to make the world a much better place using Ruby. Happy Ruby hacking.
This video has made my day, absolute quality.
Well I have to eat humble pie regarding my last rant on Ruby’s lack of decent exit status shell method. It turns out Ruby has a far more sophisticated method of accomplish this, which somewhat blows out both PHP and Python out of the water. The answer lies with the Process core module, in particular […]
It’s been a while since my last Ruby rant, but I have another one that I have to take off my shoulders. This time is the lack of a standard approach to run a system command and grab it exit status. Simple, right? Not in Ruby, while Ruby provides an API to interact with the […]
Avoid using Twitter’s new god awful interface and tweet from the command line like a real man. cmd_twitter.rb
Earlier today while working on Ruby CLI Mailer, I had a problem installing the pony rubygem. I was getting the following error when trying to install the pony via rubygems: ERROR: Error installing pony: invalid gem format for /home/tony/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.8.7-p352/cache/pony-1.3.gem ERROR: Error installing pony: invalid gem format for /home/tony/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290/cache/pony-1.3.gem I soon came to notice that the […]
For quite a while now, I’ve heard good things about the Ruby Version Manager (if only I knew about it before I installed Ruby 1.9 from source and screwed up rubygems). So I decided to install this application, but to my surprise in reading the documentation, the official install is only made via cloning the […]
As always I’m pretty late in writing my book reviews. This time it’s been well over 6 months since I finished reading the book “Beginning Ruby” (first edition) by Peter Cooper. I have to say is this by far the best Ruby book that I’ve read so far. (This is out of a 13 book […]