Peter Cooper

TextMate's Snippets Ported to RadRails


almost 8 years ago by Peter Cooper on Ruby Inside.
Rather than spend $3049 on TextMate, the thrifty Dr. Nic Williams decided to try and port all of TextMate's useful 'snippets' over to RadRails. He has succeeded...

Rails Screencasts Watchable In Flash Format


almost 8 years ago by Peter Cooper on Ruby Inside.
The guys over at ShowMeDo have been given permission to take the original Rails screencasts (originally in QuickTime format) and put them online in a Flash...

19 Random Rails Tutorials


almost 8 years ago by Peter Cooper on Ruby Inside.
RailsForum.com has just announced the winners of their October Tutorial Contest. A lot of cool tutorials came out of the contest, so I wanted to link to...

Efficient Debugging Messages: Why Unnecessary Method Calls Are Bad Mmmkay?


almost 8 years ago by Peter Cooper on Ruby Inside.
I'm creating a library that sorely needs a 'debug mode' where each step of what the library does is printed to the screen for developers to check out. ...

Announcing the Ruby Advent Calendar 2006


almost 8 years ago by Peter Cooper on Ruby Inside.
This year Ruby Inside will be presenting a Ruby Advent Calendar. The site's already up but doors won't appear until December 1st. So why am I posting about...

Ruby Goes From 13th to 12th Most Popular Language


almost 8 years ago by Peter Cooper on Ruby Inside.
Only a month ago Curt Hibbs was celebrating Ruby hitting #13 on the TIOBE Programming Community Index. Well, the November index has been released and it...

JRuby SWT = Future Cross Platform Ruby Desktop App Development?


almost 8 years ago by Peter Cooper on Ruby Inside.
(Disclaimer: I'm no Java wiz, so if I get anything wrong about Java or its libraries, post comments!) The SWT (Standard Widget Toolkit) is a GUI widget...

Announcing: From .NET to Rails - January 13, Chicago


almost 8 years ago by Peter Cooper on Ruby Inside.
Softies on Rails is a popular Rails blog that looks at Ruby on Rails from the perspective of .NET developers. They've just announced that they're holding...

Recursive Descent Parser for Ruby


almost 8 years ago by Peter Cooper on Ruby Inside.
Sometimes strange things happen. I've been developing a small, basic recursive descent parser for Ruby called RDParse. Just before writing this post I decided...

Google Video API for Ruby


almost 8 years ago by Peter Cooper on Ruby Inside.
In the same vein as Shane Vitarana's YouTube library comes a Google Video API for Ruby developed by Walter Korman. The API uses Hpricot to do its dirty...