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Nap now with TLS client certificate support


almost 8 years ago by Manfred Stienstra on Fingertips.
I just pushed version 0.4 of the Nap gem. For those who don’t know: Nap is a really simple ReST API. It’s basically just a small wrapper around...

Nap now with TLS client certificate support


almost 8 years ago by Manfred Stienstra on Fingertips.
I just pushed version 0.4 of the Nap gem. For those who don’t know: Nap is a really simple ReST API, basically a small wrapper around Ruby’s...

Moving to a safer password solution


~8 years ago by Manfred Stienstra on Fingertips.
In an application we wrote back in 2004 I found MD5 hashed passwords. We decided this was too weak for modern standards so we wanted to switch to bcrypt...

Ruby 1.9 character encoding field notes


over 8 years ago by Manfred Stienstra on Fingertips.
As you probably already know the String class became encoding aware in Ruby 1.9. This makes it possible to manipulate strings on the character level instead...

February 4th: ‘Morning coffee’ meeting in Amsterdam


over 8 years ago by Manfred Stienstra on Fingertips.
It’s time for another ‘Morning coffee’ meeting. You’re invited to come chat with your fellow designers and developers over a nice cup of coffee...

Ordering and comparing text in Rails and MySQL


over 8 years ago by Manfred Stienstra on Fingertips.
Ordering and comparing text is a lot trickier than a lot of people expect, computer scientists even came up with a complicated name for it: collation. There...

Broach: a Campfire API implementation for Ruby


over 8 years ago by Manfred Stienstra on Fingertips.
Today we released a lightweight implementation of the web API for 37signal’s Campfire called Broach. It’s really handy to use in your notification scripts...

Mocha loading order


over 8 years ago by Manfred Stienstra on Fingertips.
From version 0.9.8 onwards Mocha wants to be loaded after the test framework. I suspect this has something to do with detecting how to hook into the framework...

Apprise


over 8 years ago by Manfred Stienstra on Fingertips.
Last friday Eloy and I participated in the Ruby en Rails Rails Rumble 2009, we had 8 hours to write an application which helped developers find out more...

Say hi to Jonno Riekwel


over 8 years ago by Manfred Stienstra on Fingertips.
Jonno has been with us for almost four months now, so it’s about time we welcome him to the team. Earlier this year, our good friend Justin Halsall recommended...