Rubocop is a Ruby static code analyzer. Rubocop utilizes a number of style rules, which it calls “Cops”, hence the name. I picked a cop at random, and wanted to see what it looks for in my Ruby code. So let’s take a look at Parameter Lists Here I’m going into my practice directory and […]
I recently imported a bunch of stories into Pivotal Tracker via the Import CSV function. This worked like a charm, the problem was I wanted all the stories to be requested by a different user than what was in the CSV file. I could use the web browser to do this, but that would take […]
I recently updated my Homebrew install and installed the latest mysql (brew update && brew upgrade mysql) to 5.6.12. However, when I tried to upgrade my mysql2 gem from 0.3.11 to 0.3.12, I was getting the following error: After some googling and stack overflow answers that didn’t help, I ran across #20788, which referenced 9dd1c38 […]
I recently saw a question on Stack Overflow regarding custom variables that have different values based on which environment you are running for Rails. It turns out it’s very easy to accomplish. This gives you access to a Rails variable called Configuration.json_url. Now we just need to initialize this value in our environment files. Now […]
I’m using TextMate to edit some Ruby on Rails code. I noticed that when I edit the view pages (i.e. index.html.erb) it does not do syntax highlighting. It turns out this is because the Ruby on Rails TextMate bundle thinks that ruby view pages are .rhtml, which is the old Ruby on Rails format. You […]
After setting up a minimal FreeBSD install, I want to get Ruby on Rails up and running. Let’s see what’s available in the ports tree. The ruby-gems port looks promising. Let’s install it. The install requires ruby to be installed, so it installs that for us (if it’s not currently installed). I enabled RDOC and […]
I’m playing around with learning some Microsoft technologies to broaden my knowledge base. I figured I’d start with Ruby, as it’s something I sort of already know and gives me visibility into Microsoft tools. From my research, Microsoft is working on a project called IronRuby. To get started, I’m following the directions here.