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For all of you that are trying to install git-svn on your machine: Quite a while ago the git folks reorganized the command line interface, and what used to be called “git-<whatever>” is now called “git <whatever>” . Note the … Continue reading

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Ever done Erlang? Now I wondered how flexible ruby would be and if an erlang style pattern matcher can be done in ruby. As it turns out, I came pretty close: You might recognize this: m = matching! [ 1, … Continue reading

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for all of you. Before you enter the New Years Day frenzy, here are the results of last week’s puzzler. (Haven’t been a big secret anyways: every one with a Ruby interpreter could know in the meantime. Yes, that means … Continue reading

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Everyone seems to know that building an URL from a hash has some speed issues. The reason for that is quite clear: it looks up the shortest route using routes.rb, no wonder that this would take some time. But how … Continue reading

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Say you are running a bookstore. (Didn’t you know that Rails is all about selling books?). Like everybody else you moved over to an IT infrastructure for managing sales during the last years, and now you have 5000 customers in … Continue reading

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Oha! Apparently last weeks entry got lost in the publishing chain. So here it is, 8 days after the originally planned publishing date. These are somewhat random rants, proceed with utmost care! Inconsistent naming schemes So, it is called “find(id)” … Continue reading

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Wanna go for a stroll? It is getting winter again, at least in this part of the world so strolling outside might be a bit, err, cold. Instead I suggest you just walk some ruby objects this time instead? Walking … Continue reading