Tag: OS X

Rails, getting started without the hassle

I just changed jobs and am now a Rails developer at “tolingo.com”:http://tolingo.com, which is an online translation broker. When I started out working on my new desk, I had to setup my iMac development environment. There are tons of articles of “how to compile/install/run stuff like MySQL”:http://hivelogic.com/articles/ruby-rails-leopard, to get you started on OS X, but […]

Using the Redis addon on Heroku

I am always “playing around with new addons”:http://blog.nofail.de/2010/07/mongo-ruby-driver-mongoid-and-mongomapper/ offered by Heroku. My latest discovery was the “Redis addon”:http://addons.heroku.com/redistogo that is provided by “Redistogo”:http://redistogo.com/. The addon is probably in private beta (“docs”:http://docs-beta.heroku.com/redistogo are still on beta), but since they put up a link to it on their site, I managed to install it to my “personal […]

Mongo Ruby Driver, Mongoid and MongoMapper

=================================================================== =================================================================== Update Aug. 2010 On “Whyday”:http://whyday.org, I created a live demo of the examples, “that is running on Heroku”:http://mongodb-examples.heroku.com/. =================================================================== =================================================================== I am constantly looking around for different storage mechanisms on Heroku that can be used for caching 3rd party data. A recent update of their platform offered an MongoDB addon to access the […]

Creating a Maven webapp from scratch

Doing a little research for an article about “log4j”:http://logging.apache.org/log4j/ configuration in Java webapps, I decided to use “Maven”:http://maven.apache.org/ as a sidekick. “I already pointed out earlier”:http://blog.nofail.de/2010/01/buildr-the-build-system-that-doesnt-suck/ that my favourite build tool is “buildr”:http://buildr.apache.org/. The reason I chose Maven is that it has “archetypes”:http://maven.apache.org/guides/introduction/introduction-to-archetypes.html and that there is a deprecated guide for using such an archetype […]

(X)Ruby on the Mac

===================================================================== ===================================================================== _Update Aug. 2010_ The “RVM installer”:http://rvm.beginrescueend.com/rvm/install/ should be prefered over installation via gem: bash < ruby 1.8.7 (2008-08-11 patchlevel 72) [universal-darwin10.0] # update your OS X Rubygems sudo gem update --system # check Gem version gem -v => 1.3.5 # install RVM as a Gem to the defaut OS X Ruby sudo gem […]