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Installing ExceptionNotifier for Rails 3

I was just fighting with this, and being new to the Rails 3 way of things, the docs didn’t quite make sense. Step 1 – Install the plugin rails plugin install...

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Starting the beanstalk worker from capistrano

I recently changed SmallPayroll to use Beanstalkd instead of delayed_job for background processing. delayed_job is an awesome tool and makes asynchronous processing so simple. However I wanted to have...

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Showing git commits in a Rails view

I have an administration panel for my Rails application that shows various information. I’ve found it helpful to show the last few commits along with a link to the repository. Here’s the code:...

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Freshbooks/Heroku and Twilio APIs

I have been playing with the Freshbooks API and the Twilio API as part of a contest that Twilio is running. It’s a great excuse to try something I’ve been meaning to do for a while. I ran into a few...

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Good for now does not mean good forever

КартиниSmallPayroll.ca was my first big Rails project, and looking back at some of the code, it shows. One of the first things I did was the timesheet. The form has 21 input fields per employee, then...

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Twilio Client Quickstart – In Ruby

икони цени I’ve wanted to play with the Twilio client for a while. They have this great quick start but it’s written in PHP. Now I don’t mind PHP, but I prefer Ruby. If I’m going to write anything...

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Making New Relic Awesome

Update – if you sign up through this link, New Relic will send you $25 gift card for trying it out. Like many Rails people, I use New Relic to monitor my Rails app. At Wave Accounting we even pay for...

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Deploying Rails review

Deploying Rails Automate, Deploy, Scale, Maintain, and Sleep at Night Anthony Burns and Tom Copeland “Deploying Rails” is more than just about deploying a Rails application, it’s about that and...

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Mixpanel track_links and track_forms

I’ve long been a fan of MixPanel and was happy that I got to get to use them again over at Wave Payroll. Last time I used them you could only track a page view, but now they have added track_links and...

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Understanding Capistrano hooks and deploy vs deploy:migrations

Capistrano is a deployment framework for Rails, though it can be extended to do pretty much anything. The system comes with a bunch of built in tasks, and each task can be made up of other tasks and...

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Find method definitions in vim with ctags

Ever asked yourself one of these questions? Where is the foo method defined in my code? Where is the foo method defined in the Rails source? Then you spend a couple of minutes either grepping your...

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Review: Agile Web Development with Rails 4

I had the good fortune to receive Agile Web Development with Rails 4 from the publisher to review. The book is really two books in one. The first is a walkthrough of building a simple Rails 4...

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