Robby Russell

Portland Public Transporation and the Zen of Office Management


~11 years ago by Robby Russell on Robby on Rails.
One of the coolest parts about my job (aside working with cool people everyday)... is getting a say in where we spend some of our money as a company. One...

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...

The Circular Perspective of BDD


~11 years ago by Robby Russell on Robby on Rails.
A few weeks ago, Brian Ford was in my office and we were discussing BDD and how we can make this process even easier for our clients to understand&#8230...

Rails applciation caching with memcache


~11 years ago by Robby Russell on Robby on Rails.
Courtenay has posted a step by step tutorial on using memcache within your Rails application. He not only discusses caching… but also how to &#8220...

RubyURL hits 10k


~11 years ago by Robby Russell on Robby on Rails.
Just happened to notice that RubyURL passed the 10k mark recnetly. :-) “10044 happy rubyurls to date” I think it’s time for a...

Teams Need Healthy Collaboration


~11 years ago by Robby Russell on Robby on Rails.
A few weeks ago, I was explaining some of the concepts behind Dialogue-Driven Development to Michael Buffington and when I said that we were working to...

This Week in d3: 2


~11 years ago by Robby Russell on Robby on Rails.
I missed a week… but last week, Brian wrote about one of the Principles of d3: simplicty. “As a principle of d3, we want our client...

Don't Over Promise


almost 11 years ago by Robby Russell on Robby on Rails.
This was from a discussion a few weeks ago on the Dialogue-Driven Development mailing list. Bob listed five things that promotes dialogue. Active...

Ruby on Rails hosting with Nginx


almost 11 years ago by Robby Russell on Robby on Rails.
Let me just say… that our customers are awesome. One of our favorite customers, Timothy Bennett, has posted some documentation for running Nginx...

Rails Hosting for the New Year


almost 11 years ago by Robby Russell on Robby on Rails.
Where have I been the past month? In a nutshell… I’ve been working, writing, and trying to start a new music project1. It’s almost...