Tag: Ruby

Senor Developer Competition at Scottish Ruby Conference

Our “Señor Developer Shirts ™(c)(r)”:http://blog.nofail.de/2012/04/senior-developer-my-ass/ are a great success! So far we have delivered around 300 Shirts all over the world, including most European Countries, Russia, US, Uruguay, and New Zealand. We have been to “Railsberry”:http://railsberry.com/ and “EuRuKo”:http://www.euruko2012.org/ to promote them (while recovering from our hangovers). Even “Aaron Petterson”:https://twitter.com/#!/tenderlove and “Yehuda Katz”:https://twitter.com/#!/wycats wanted one, even […]

Karotz + Ruby = Love

I made myself a little present this christmas by putting a “Karotz”:http://www.karotz.com/ under my christmas tree. This little digital bunny robot is the 3rd generation of a gadget that was once known as “Nabaztag”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nabaztag. Karotz can connect to the internet and you can deploy applications on it. It’s a tiny multitalent, speaks, blinks, turns his […]

Ruby Quirks

Once in a while I come accross some Ruby code where I don’t know why it is doing stuff the way it does… h2. Ternary Operator I am using the Ternary Operator quite a lot, because it keeps the code concise and often times more readable then long if-else statements. One thing that I discovered […]

Improved ASIN documentation

Beeing sick sucks, but on the other hand there is a lot of spare time… So, while sitting on my couch, I created a new resource for documentation of my pet project the “asin gem”:https://github.com/phoet/asin/, which you can “find on heroku”:https://github.com/phoet/asin_web: If you have any additions or questions feel free to “fork the project”:https://github.com/phoet/asin_web or […]

Heroku Cedar Background Jobs for free!

I’m using Heroku mostly for playing around with latest technology and hosting free apps. Since Heroku “changed their pricing model”:http://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/reading-invoice due to the introduction of “the new process model”:http://blog.nofail.de/2011/06/migrating-an-existing-app-to-heroku-celadon-cedar-stack/ some of my apps changed from free to paid, especially those that had some background jobs or nightly crons (I really did not get, why this […]