This has got to be my favorite RoR error message: 1) Error: test_truth(Admin::EscalationMgt::EscalationViewsControllerTest): ArgumentError: Admin::EscalationMgt is not missing constant EscalationViewsController! Only in Rails would the fact that you are trying to use a constant that does exist be an error.
I have been at my new job for just over a month now so I suppose it is time to post something about it. I joined Absolute Performance at the end of November. We do “operations management solutions” which is marketing speak for helping you – both reactively and proactively – keep your applications, and
I happened upon DrySQL the other day and I was immediately interested. DrySQL is an add-on to the standard ActiveRecord support in Rails that uses a lot more of the meta-data in the database to generated the model classes. The standard ActiveRecord classes basically just use the column names to create accessor and modifier methods
Mr. Davidson saying that “FastCGI is weak sauce” and HTTP is were it’s at. Damn right. I am glad to see the Rails community is coming realizing the power of HTTP.
I am not going to be able to attend RailsConf this year. That means I have one RailsConf ticket I would like to sell at face value ($400 US). I also have a conference rate ($100/night) hotel reservation for June 22-26 at the Wyndham O’Hare that I will transfer to whomever buys the ticket. If
Today is my last day at CFP Board. That means that this is my last day working with RoR professionally, for a while at least, and that makes me a little sad. RoR is a sweet piece of work. It is a platform on which a developer can be enormously productive. For example, I fixed
TonicVia [Sam Buchanan](http://afongen.com/blog/) is a very promising RESTful web application framework for PHP. If you are doing web development in PHP I definitely suggest you take a closer look. I am always interested in how RESTful behaviors are implemented, regardless of the language and environment used so I went and had a little peek at
On a recent project I ran into a situation where I needed some structural data. I was writing a conference registration application. Each track at the conference costs a different amount and attendees can sign up for more than one track. We already have an accounting infrastructure that has a concept of a “product”, which
Charlie has released his take on a RestController for Rails. That is very sweet. It is great to see more work on RESTful Rails. It seems to me that each attempt gets closer to an approach I could believe in and be proud of. And, I get a warm fuzzy feeling any time I see
This month’s DeRailed meeting is this Wednesday, March 15. The agenda looks very interesting, including a session about the differences in RoR 1.1. I missed the inaugural meeting last month but think I am going to be able to make it to this one.