Tag Archives: ruby on rails

Houston Techfest 2011 – Wrap Up

Had a great time this past weekend at Houston Techfest. Attended a couple of great sessions and also presented a couple of sessions of my own. If you attended either of these sessions, please click the SpeakerRate links and rate the sessions and leave comments on anything you felt was missing so that I might be able to better present at future events. Continue reading

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Cutting Worker Costs on Heroku

When we launched LiveShow, we utilized what Heroku calls a “Worker Dyno” to handle background tasks, specifically sending emails. Using a Heroku worker dyno allows you to offload work to a background task so that it doesn’t hold up the actual web server portion of your app. The downside to worker dynos is they cost money, $0.05/hour to be exact. And when you run one all day, everyday for a month, that can add up. Continue reading

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Moving On, Leaving Sogeti

But good things always have to come to an end at some point and a new beginning must be made. There are always new lessons to learn, new challenges to overcome, and cool new projects to get involved with. So as of today, I’m not longer employed by Sogeti, and will be moving on to a stealth-startup here in Houston. Continue reading

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Testing in Rails, It’s Important

Over the course of 2010 I spent most of my off time working on my side project, Just for Bands. Specifically the first application to come from Just for Bands known as LiveShow. The LiveShow application was written in Ruby on Rails with the plan to deploy it to Heroku (a successful plan I might add). But the main point of this post is the idea of doing Test Driven Development (or TDD) in Ruby on Rails and how it allowed my partner and I to build an app quickly. Continue reading

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Testing in Rails, It's Important

Over the course of 2010 I spent most of my off time working on my side project, Just for Bands. Specifically the first application to come from Just for Bands known as LiveShow. The LiveShow application was written in Ruby on Rails with the plan to deploy it to Heroku (a successful plan I might add). But the main point of this post is the idea of doing Test Driven Development (or TDD) in Ruby on Rails and how it allowed my partner and I to build an app quickly. Continue reading

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gEdit Color Themes

I’ve been using gEdit (the default text editor in Ubuntu) to do some Ruby and Ruby on Rails programming the last few weeks. I was using the RadRails plugin for Eclipse but for some reason my computer slows down considerably when using Eclipse. The thing is, gEdit comes with a couple of nice color themes by default but the darker Oblivion theme wasn’t quite to my liking. So I a quick Google search later and I found a repository on GitHub that contains several nice gEdit color themes. I’ve currently settled on the DarkMate them (see screenshot below). Continue reading

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