leethal's live-validations at master - GitHub

Reads Active Record's validations and makes them available to live client side javascript

The Exciter - Why You Should Deploy Your Next Application on Ruby 1.9 and a Rant in General

The rubyforge gems model may not be perfect, but damnit people, when there’s a gem update I know that it has actually been tested somewhat and it’s not just whatever random point HEAD happens to be at, at that point in time, by some random Joe who just bought TextMate.

Rails 2.3 Nested Object Forms: I’m not Crazy about Them « SmartLogic Solutions Blog

I just finished reviewing Rails 2.3 Nested Object Forms. While a very nice and “magical” feature, I’ve got to admit that I’m really not that crazy about how it works.

Building and Scaling a Startup on Rails: 12 Things We Learned the Hard Way - Axon Flux - A Ruby on Rails Blog

There are a bunch of basic functional elements to building out a popular Rails app that I've never really seen explained in one place, but we had to learn the hard way while building Posterous.

jcapote's theman at master - GitHub

theman is a super simple "framework" that uses god/rufus-scheduler to create long running workers that do things at certain times.

JSMIN, The JavaScript Minifier

JSMin is a filter which removes comments and unnecessary whitespace from JavaScript files. It typically reduces filesize by half, resulting in faster downloads. It also encourages a more expressive programming style because it eliminates the download cost of clean, literate self-documentation.

bundle-fu - Google Code

Web 2.0 sites have lots of tiny javascript/css files, which causes one extra round trip per file to the server and back! This is bad! Bundle-fu throws it all up into a big package and sends it out all at once.

Objective-C for Rubyists | PeepCode Screencasts for Web Developers and Alpha Geeks

If you know Ruby and you want to write applications for Mac OS X or the iPhone, you’re in a great place to start! This concise and content-packed 80-minute screencast will teach you what you need to know to start programming in Objective-C.

iPhone on Rails and ObjectiveResource; Making communication between the iPhone and a Rails web-service pain-free.

ObjectiveResource is an Objective-C port of Ruby on Rails' ActiveResource. It provides a way to serialize objects to and from Rails' standard RESTful web-services (via XML or JSON) and handles much of the complexity involved with invoking web-services of any language from the iPhone.


Squirrel is an enhancement for ActiveRecord’s find method that allows programmers to query the database using a more Rubyish syntax.

RailsLab .:. Scaling Rails - Scaling Rails Screencasts

Learn everything you need to know about Scaling your Rails app through 13 informative Screencasts produced by Gregg Pollack with the support of New Relic.

Welcome to WebIS.net - Pocket Informant iPhone

Pocket Informant for the iPhone doesn't just simply let you view your daily events but lets you really work with them. So many calendar or task applications are either too hard to use or too simple to be useful. Pocket Informant takes eight years of mobile experience and brings a fresh perspective to the iPhone user.

Recreating the button | stopdesign

Until some future version of HTML gives us new native controls to use in a browser, at Google, we’ve been playing and experimenting with controls we call “custom buttons” in our apps (among other custom controls).

mca blog [REST Upside Down]

i keep looking for ways to help people 'get' REST. not URLs or HTTP Methods; but REST itself - in a nutshell. so here's a new angle i've started playing with: "REST Upside Down."

mca blog [de hÓra: "Just" Use Post]

Once you start introducing partial updates, you open yourself for caching problems. doing partial updates means all cached copies of the original resource are now invalid.

SASS: The Better, More Powerful CSS - Intridea Design Blog

I am a huge fan of SASS (Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets) for styling Rails applications. I have been using it on all of my projects for quite a while now and have developed some great techniques that make it much easier to organize, write, and read stylesheets in an application

Bill de hÓra: "Just" use POST

PUT means update the resource with this entity, which tends means "overwrite". Now think for a moment about how that works for things like tags in a blog post - if I leave the tag out, am I saying remove it? Ignore it? Do I have to echo back all the data so it doesn't get scrubbed?

Translations available in rails

YAML List of all translations currently available in Rails

The Rails Internationalization (I18n) API

This guide will walk you through the I18n API and contains a tutorial how to internationalize a Rails application from the start.