Setting up a Ruby On Rails dev environment from scratch on windows

יום חמישי, יולי 14, 2011

Want to start with Ruby and Rails and have no idea where to even begin?Check out RailsInstaller.org - it contains pretty much everything you need to get started, in a way that is very easy and painless.  RailsInstaller 1.1.1 Demo from Engine Yard on Vimeo. The video on that site will tell you everything you need to know to get started on your "hello world" website, including using git, pushing to github and generating rails related views.  
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The first Ruby on Rails course in Israel is open for registration

יום שישי, יולי 8, 2011

if you've ever wanted to learn ruby on rails in Israel, but didn't know how to start on your own, I think you'd find this very interesting! (no, I am not teaching it. someone with much more experience than me is) Web Development in Ruby on Rails Course Number 4564 – 40 Hours Overview: This is an introductory course to Ruby on Rails, a popular, open-source framework for developing Web applications. Developers (and the organizations for which they work) love Rails, because it allows them to create high-quality applications quickly and reliably. Both Ruby andRails embrace object-oriented programming to a very large degree, also embracing (and...
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The power of true community in Ruby and .NET

I wrote a long and difficult blog post on my findings, 6 months after switching full time to Ruby development, about the Ruby community and its differences from the .NET community, and how Microsoft helps make those differences even bigger. I think every .NET developer should read about these experiences.
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Ruby User Group: upcoming meeting on Ruby next week

Hi all. Next week the Ruby Underground meeting is actually taking place in Microsoft in Herzliya. The topics of the meeting will be about Sinatra, and a glimpse of one developer's development environment and what tools they use on a daily basis. It is totally free to join, and if you're interested in Ruby at all, this is a warm and welcoming group of people who'd love to help you learn! Sessions:   Sinatra Intro (50 min) by Gregory Mostizky What, why and when of Sinatra? Why not Rails? Hello world. (building a live app) Routes. Views. ActiveRecord? Testing. Overview of advanced stuff. BREAK • My development environment (50...
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New User Group: Ruby Underground – Ruby and Ruby On Rails for .NET Developers

יום רביעי, מרץ 16, 2011

Ever wondered what all the fuss is about when people talk about Ruby and Rails? Now's your chance to get in on the inside loop and join a rapidly growing community of practice here in Israel on this very subject. We've started a new user group for Ruby and Ruby on Rails development in Israel, called Ruby Underground. Find out why sites such as GitHub.com, Twitter.com, Hulu.com and many others chose Ruby on Rails to run on. Learn a new programming language and framework that is vastly different from .NET Get out of your comfort zone and become a better developer...
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Partial Classes – Add to your Unit Testing Bag of Tricks

יום שבת, אפריל 15, 2006

Ralf has a nice tidbit about how .NET 2.0 Partial Classes can help you with writing unit tests for methods on classes that are otherwise harder to get to. It's a nice trick to add to the trick bag, though I'd argue that if you were doing Test-Driven-Development in the first place, you'd have a testable design out-of-the-box, and you wouldn't need to come up with clever hacks such as these. Having said that, sometimes you just don't have a choice and you need to write tests for legacy code (a.k.a "code that works"), and in that case, this just might...
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