Rails Bundling — Revisited


over 5 years ago by wycats on Katz Got Your Tongue?.
One of the things I spent quite a bit of time on in Merb was trying to get a worker gem bundler that we could be really proud of. Merb had particular problems...

Python Decorators in Ruby


over 5 years ago by wycats on Katz Got Your Tongue?.
This past week, I had a pretty long discussion on StackOverflow about Ruby and Python, that was touched off by question about whether there was anything...

What do we need to get on Ruby 1.9?


over 5 years ago by wycats on Katz Got Your Tongue?.
A year ago, I was very skeptical of Ruby 1.9. There were a lot of changes in it, and it seemed like it was going to be a mammoth job to get things running...

Rails 3: The Great Decoupling


over 5 years ago by wycats on Katz Got Your Tongue?.
In working on Rails 3 over the past 6 months, I have focsed rather extensively on decoupling components from each other. Why should ActionController care...

Rubygems Good Practice


over 5 years ago by wycats on Katz Got Your Tongue?.
Rubygems provides two things for the Ruby community. A remote repository/packaging format and installer A runtime dependency manager The key to good rubygems...

My 10 Favorite Things About the Ruby Language


over 5 years ago by wycats on Katz Got Your Tongue?.
I work with Ruby every single day, and over time have come to really enjoy using it. Here’s a list of some specific things that I really like about Ruby...

How to Build Sinatra on Rails 3


~5 years ago by wycats on Katz Got Your Tongue?.
In Ruby, we have the great fortune to have one major framework (Rails) and a number of minor frameworks that drive innovation forward. One of the great...

Simplifying Rails Block Helpers (With a Side of Rubinius)


~5 years ago by wycats on Katz Got Your Tongue?.
One dirty corner of Rails is how it handles block helpers in views. Consider the following: The content The reason you leave off the <%= is that the...

“The Bar for Success in Our Industry” — A Quibble


~5 years ago by wycats on Katz Got Your Tongue?.
I read The bar for success in our industry is too low with interest. I generally like and agree with the argument that as an entrepreneur, people should...

Emulating Smalltalk’s Conditionals in Ruby


~5 years ago by wycats on Katz Got Your Tongue?.
If you follow my blog, you know that I enjoy emulating language features from other languages (like Python) in pure-Ruby. On the flight back from London...