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Monthly Archives: May 2011
Thank you to Ben Hamill for sending me a question that prompted this post. Checking for object presence Very often in Ruby code, we would like to execute some action only if an object is present: def slug(title) if title … Continue reading
By far the most common request I’ve received from buyers of Exceptional Ruby is for mobile formats, and today I’m happy to grant those requests. All current Exceptional Ruby buyers have received new download links for a combined PDF/ePub/Mobi/HTML download, … Continue reading
I often find that I want to make local changes in configuration files that have been checked-in to Git. For instance, I find that the database.yml has been checked in to a Rails project, and I need to override the … Continue reading
DCRUG First off, I had a great time at DCRUG last night. I enjoyed getting a peek at Jeff Casimir‘s “pre-alpha” presentation on Rails views. And Joel Strait‘s live demo of BEATS was very cool. I did something a little … Continue reading