A Year with Ruby on Rails: Advantages, Drawbacks, and Lessons Learned – From the University of Waterloo, after year since switching development focus from PHP to Ruby on Rails. 10 Great New Ruby / Rails Screencasts from July 2007 – Continue reading Ruby on Rails link roundup
Amazon Web Services; Rails For Linux; Really DRY; eBay’s answer to 20% of itself; All the News That’s Fit to Wiki Out; the dreaded non-coding architect; Ajax Rain; Rudy Rucker & Bruce Sterling go to Hormiga Canyon; Arthur C. Clarke’s Maelstrom II: the movie; Kanye West Is Akira;
Is Tokyo a virtual world inside Second Life; HP Kawaii Horror.
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I had need to get some data from Amazon Web Services, and in particular their Alexa Top Sites web service which provides access to lists of web sites ordered by Alexa Traffic Rank. And, happily, they had a Query Example Continue reading Amazon’s Web Top Site (Alexa) web service and Ruby; Fixed and juiced!
Amazon Web Services Developer Connection : Query Example in Ruby line 27 of the sample should read : “http://ats.amazonaws.com?” + not “http://awis.amazonaws.com/onca/xml?” +
Ruby on Rails Release 1.0 is Out of the Box!, with a re-designed web home @ http://www.rubyonrails.org/, and lots of good stuff to discover. Also on the main page is “Who is already on Rails?” highlighting a few real world Continue reading Rails 1.0: Party like it’s one oh oh!
NOTE (updated 2008): this post is based on VERSION 1 of Rails from 2005!! For Ruby 1.8, Ruby on Rails 2.3.5 checkout a preamble to Building a Cascading Drop Down Selection List for Ruby on Rails with jQuery Ajax In Continue reading Building a Better Drop Down Selection List for Ruby on Rails