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Ruby Mendicant: Archaean Prawn


almost 6 years ago by Gregory Brown on O'Reilly Ruby.
Several weeks ago I wrote about the first development checkpoint for Prawn, the PDF library currently being developed for the Ruby Mendicant project. I...

Is QWERTY harming language design?


almost 6 years ago by Daniel Berger on O'Reilly Ruby.
One of the rather unique features of the Fortress1 programming language is that it has builtin support for Unicode operators. For example, instead of using...

Ruby Mendicant: Hadean Prawn


almost 6 years ago by Gregory Brown on O'Reilly Ruby.
Back in March, I announced the Ruby Mendicant project after several readers of this blog encouraged me to pursue the idea. For those who didn't see the...

A Ruby WTF


almost 6 years ago by Gregory Brown on O'Reilly Ruby.
While working on Prawn, I ran into this (not-so) fun little gotcha: >> 1.to_sym => nil >> 101241.to_sym => nil Anyone cool enough to tell me what this feature...

Help Lessig Tag Congress


almost 6 years ago by Timothy M. O'Brien on O'Reilly Ruby.
Sorry, it isn't entirely Ruby related... it is Python Django to be specific, but it is a message aimed at you ("the wiki-worker types") from Lawrence Lessig...

Surprising Contender: NetBeans as a Ruby MySQL IDE


almost 6 years ago by Timothy M. O'Brien on O'Reilly Ruby.
I'm sure you don't believe it, doesn't seem like NetBeans is going to take the Ruby developer world by storm, but Sun seems to be pouring money into Ruby...

mod_rails for Apache is now a Reality


~6 years ago by Eric Berry on O'Reilly Ruby.
The long-awaited mod_rails for apache was released yesterday by Phusion, a Netherlands based IT company. As many of you have already done, I hopped on board...

Gobi: A Ruby Implementation for Go Enthusiasts


~6 years ago by Gregory Brown on O'Reilly Ruby.
Reposting from the official announcement on RubyTalk Gobi version 1.0.0 has been released! * http://gobi.stonecode.org * http://metametta.blogspot.com ...

CruiseControl Progress Charts


~6 years ago by Phlip on O'Reilly Ruby.
CruiseControl.rb, by ThoughtWorks, is an elegant Continuous Integration dashboard for Ruby projects. This article shows how to call the RoR command "rake...

Laurent is a champ!


~6 years ago by Gregory Brown on O'Reilly Ruby.
Though I'm typing this from a Mac right now, I'm hardly a fan boy. I spend a little less than half of my time on OS X, the rest spent on cheap PC hardware...