RailsConfigModel updated

Posted by Brian in News, Projects, Rails (April 22nd, 2009)

The Rails Config Model gem makes it extremely easy to create a “settings” table in your application. It creates a configuration controller and model that can be used to quickly create configuration table for your system so you can store system-wide variables that you’d like the site administrator to be able to set.

You can see instructions on usage or contribute to the project.

LazyDeveloper update

Posted by Brian in News, Projects, Rails (April 22nd, 2009)

For those unfamiliar, LazyDeveloper is a Rails plugin that provides tasks to simplify some cumbersome development tasks. I find it to be an indispensable tool. The latest version (1.1.4) fixes a couple of bugs related to running tests, and introduces a couple of new features which you can read about at the project page.

This is the last release of the plugin. I’ve decided to move this to a gem instead.

If you’re interested in contributing, feel free to fork the project and send pull requests!

Twin Cities Code Camp VI: Shoes!

Posted by Brian in News, Projects (April 11th, 2009)

I had a great time talking about building applications with Shoes, which is an amazing Ruby-based GUI framework originally aimed at kids but awesome for grownups too. The source code for the examples covered in the talk is available at http://github.com/napcs/shoes_demo_apps/.

Slides coming very soon.

Subversion Repository issues

Posted by Brian in News (April 11th, 2009)

The Subversion repository is now available again so anyone who needs to grab plugins or files from there should no longer have any issues.