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Reusing your frontend JS on the server with The Ruby Racer

I can’t tell you how much fun it is typing out a blog post again. It has been nearly two years since the last post. I hope this will be the end of the dry spell for me.

Earlier this year at Rubyfuza 2013 I had the privilege to share with the audience...

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Safely weekend updates

I took some time today and released three new versions of Safely in a row, 0.1.0, 0.2.0 and 0.3.0. Safely also has a nice wiki now which breaks down exactly how to use the different parts.

I’m just going to summarize here, you can find more information...

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Practicing safe Ruby, with safely

UPDATE: Hoptoad was re-branded to Airbrake Bug Tracker since this post was originally written.

One of the things that makes daemon-kit such a great project (at least to me), is the built-in “safely” method wraps your code in a loving embrace of error...

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daemon-kit 0.1.8 released

I’m proud to announce that daemon-kit has finally made it to 0.1.8.1, almost a year after the last patch release. There has been a lot of changes since the last release, mostly cleanly up and staying with the times (so to speak). Github has an awesome...

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Paginating documents with couchrest and will_paginate

CouchDB is hands down my favorite of the NoSQL variants and offers some pretty spectacular features, none of which I will bore you with in this post. I will however jot down how I (fairly easily) achieved pagination with couchrest & will_paginate in...

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Correlating documents in CouchDB

I’m in the very fortunate position, two actually, of being able to 1) migrate my biggest production application from MySQL to CouchDB, and 2) build a stunning new system for a multinational welfare organization on top of CouchDB.

I’ve been lurking...

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VirtualBox, Gentoo and serial consoles

More as a reminder to myself for when I need this again, but I’m sure everyone needs this at least once.

Having screwed up my kernel configs for my VirtualBox Gentoo image, I needed a serial console to catch the boot messages scrolling past in order...

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Rails specs not running under Ruby 1.9 ?

I spent some time getting PowerDNS on Rails to run on Ruby 1.9.1, which ended up being very easy due to the small amount of plugins & gems used by the project. The only change I had to make myself was to the acts_as_audited plugin, where the one-line...

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Ruote in 20 minutes video

Kudos to my brother and the rest of the guys at Monopost for cleaning up the bad audio as best they can.

Ruote in 20 minutes from Kenneth Kalmer on Vimeo.

The original post of the presentation is over here.

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Getting the Ruby 1.9 ball rolling

After I read this post on Labnotes I decided to “take the plunge” into the world of Ruby 1.9 properly. I mean, I was at RubyKaigi...