Analyze This!: Now with Zombies

June 7, 2010

A new house, a new job, and a new knee made of zombie parts take me to Baltimore to present Analyze This!


Rails Application Health Monitor

December 13, 2009

The health monitor gem allows you to monitor your rails application through a single controller action. In addition to built in database and server environment checks, health monitor allows you to quickly add your customized health checks to the mix.


Hey is that you database crying?

October 5, 2009

Download  crying databases from Aloha Rails Conf.


Hey… is that your surfboard crying?

August 25, 2009

Rails is at Hawaii 10/5 OMG


Delectable plugin treats for the ruby shovers

August 25, 2009

Been a long time. shouldn’t of left ya without a dope plugin to step to. meh. But for reals, I’ve been working way too much. Here’s a tasty sampler of some new and revived github projects: ActiveRecord Dumper Asset Tag Extensions Ruby Prof Request Filters Google Base4r extensions ActiveRecord Dumper script/plugin install Dumper. I [...]


Logging with Rake

July 8, 2009

Snippet to log ActiveRecord output to stdout at specified log level for Rake tasks.


ar_test_runner: Run the ActiveRecord unit test suite with your modifications

May 12, 2009

ar_test_runner provides a rake task to run the ActiveRecord core test suites with your plugins or files loaded. Make sure ActiveRecord tasks pass with your enhancements.


RailsConf 2009: powered by OMG UNICORNS!!!!

May 11, 2009

The big takeaway from this years RailsConf is: everyone loves UNICORNS! Learn how to cornify your site like a rockstar.


RailsConf 2009: Integrating SMS with your Rails Application

May 7, 2009

This presentation includes some good tips on how to integrate with sms, especially for Rails applications. The SMS on Rails engine plugin demo steps are included.


Rails Devs for Data Integrity: How to gracefully handle database key violations

April 24, 2009

Join the club: Rails Devs for Data Integrity
Some ways to handle unique and foreign key violations database exceptions gracefully in rails.