Robby on Rails

Rails development from the trenches

Planet Argon Blog


over 7 years ago by Robby Russell on Robby on Rails.
Just a quick update to let you know that I’ll be moving more of my business-related topics to the Planet Argon Blog. I invite you to subscribe to...

Installing Ruby on Rails, Passenger, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oh My Zsh on Snow Leopard, Fourth Edition


over 7 years ago by Robby Russell on Robby on Rails.
Welcome to what seems like my tenth installment (actually, it’s the fourth) of showing you how I setup my development environment on a fresh OSX install...

Installing Ruby on Rails, Passenger, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oh My Zsh on Snow Leopard, Fourth Edition


over 7 years ago by Robby Russell on Robby on Rails.
Welcome to what seems like my tenth installment (actually, it’s the fourth) of showing you how I setup my development environment on a fresh OSX install...

(oh my) Zsh themes Gone Wild! 18


almost 8 years ago by Robby Russell on Robby on Rails.
Earlier this evening, I accepted a pull-request for theme number 18, which is now included in Oh My Zsh. To celebrate, I’ve updated the themes wiki...

(oh my) Zsh themes Gone Wild! 18+


almost 8 years ago by Robby Russell on Robby on Rails.
Earlier this evening, I accepted a pull-request for theme number 18, which is now included in Oh My Zsh. To celebrate, I’ve updated the themes wiki...

RubyURL goes GOP...


almost 8 years ago by Robby Russell on Robby on Rails.
Will refrain from any political commentary, but was notified by some friends that the GOP was using the source code for RubyURL for their new URL shortening...

RubyURL goes GOP...


almost 8 years ago by Robby Russell on Robby on Rails.
Will refrain from any political commentary, but was notified by some friends that the GOP was using the source code for RubyURL for their new URL shortening...

Sending email: Controllers versus Models


almost 8 years ago by Robby Russell on Robby on Rails.
While reviewing some code recently, I came across controller code that resembled the following. if @customer.save CustomerMailer.deliver_welcome_message...

Sending email: Controllers versus Models


almost 8 years ago by Robby Russell on Robby on Rails.
While reviewing some code recently, I came across controller code that resembled the following. if @customer.save CustomerMailer.deliver_welcome_message...

Using BETWEEN for SQL comparisons


almost 8 years ago by Robby Russell on Robby on Rails.
Recently, Carlos, suggested that I should start sharing some basic SQL tips that help with performance and/or general usage. I recently came across some...