I have been developing all of my web-based projects in Ramaze since January 2009 when I switched from Rails to Ramaze. At that time, I did some benchmark comparisons. The other day, I heard about Padrino, the micro-framework for Sinatra, which is comparable to the Ramaze micro-framework for Innate. What caught my [...]
For the most part, I stick with Apache 2, Phusion Passenger, and Ruby MRI as my deployment stack. Even so, I regularly foray into other territories to see what’s going on in the wide world of Ruby. This weekend, I turned my eyes to JRuby again for the first time in almost 18 [...]
Getting Ruby to talk to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is one thing. Getting Ruby to talk to Microsoft SQL Server Developer Edition 2000, has one twist that threw me off for hours. Here, I’ll show you how to do and hopefully save you lots of frustration and brain damage from banging your head [...]
In our local Linux user group mailing list, one of the participant asked the group for recommendations for open source software projects that should be considered for a prominent publication’s top 100 awards. The ensuing discussion got me to wondering: What is the purpose behind doing the awards? Most of what I [...]
One of my biggest concerns of late is that my “more than just a little trivial” Rails projects seem to find their way straight into the heavyweight category in no time at all. While I am quite hopeful that Merb being the 3.0 version of Rails will resolve many of the issues I face [...]
I am tired of Google’s Syntax highlighter. If I accidentally switch to Visual mode in the editor and do some edits and switch back to HTML mode, then I lose the class=”code” moniker and I have to go through the entire post and fix.
Another drawback I have with Google Syntax highlighter is that the page [...]
Thanks to the great folks on IRC over at Freenode#ramaze, I was able to not only get Ramaze working with Erubis and Activerecord for a pseudo apples to apples comparison of Rails vs. Ramaze performance benching, but I was also able to get Apache 2.2.9 talking to Passenger to Ramaze. This quick post will [...]
Probably the most frustrating experience I have had with Macs so far is figuring out how to change the ANSI colors in Terminal (Terminal.app) so that I can read the outputs of man and most especially ls and comments in vi when colorization is activated and I have chosen a dark background theme.
I am using [...]
Syncing your servers to public time servers is one of the most common ways of keeping server times in sync. Apparently the less common approach of configuring one server to sync with public servers and it in turn becomes the authoritative time keeper for the rest of your servers is less well-known. Digging [...]
Something funny happened last night. A one, Max Archie from Indiana hired an India-based Call Center to find a couple of Ruby developers. Well, by and by, the recruiter mass-mails some 400 developers asking if they’re interested. Within about 10 mins, I had to 10 emails of somewhat ticked off developers begging [...]