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admin » 20 October 2010 » In creative » No Comments

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impending doom

admin » 22 September 2010 » In creative » No Comments

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Rails 3: Organic Unicorn Whispers

admin » 21 July 2010 » In rails » 1 Comment

Ladies and gentleman, I’m about to jack you up with some tasty treats. Thats right, prepare to get hit in the face with a fist of refreshing merriment. You think this is a joke? Cause I’m not laughing…

Rails 3.. This bundle of delight is sure to put a smile on your ugly ass. So scrumptious in fact, after reading this blog post you’re probably going to do one of two things.

• frolic through the sunkissed meadow blowing dandelion petals
• feed splashing narwhals sardines out of you smiling mouth

Thats the kind of elation you’ll get when you bear witness to what Rails 3 pony’s up. Pretty much on par with organic unicorn whispers.

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admin » 13 July 2010 » In creative » 1 Comment

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admin » 05 July 2010 » In creative » No Comments

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Sunspot Showed Me the Light

admin » 20 May 2010 » In rails » 9 Comments

Ladies and gentleman, gone are the dark ages of using SQL (a known gateway drug) to perform searches. Thats right, I’m here today to spotlight Sunspot, “a Ruby library for expressive, powerful interaction with the Solr search engine.”

Ever since that fated column of light struck my monitor and forced my browser to google Solr, I’ve had the strength to overcome my addiction to SQL searches. Gone are the days of “select intervention_date from developers where search_method like ‘%sql%’”

Get out of that darkness cupcake! Let some light brighten up that dark and dreary world of murky sql search statements and enter a radiant and luminous world of vibrant Sunspot search!

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Wanna Kohana?

admin » 31 October 2009 » In web development » 4 Comments

Wanna Kohana? Because I sure do.. This secure, lightweight, and extensible little number can work wonders for your web developing ensemble.

OK, I know what you’re all thinking, “What about CakePHP?” Cake is undeniably an Olympic gold medalist framework featuring many similarities to Ruby on Rails. Ahhh Rails, I promise someday I’ll devote more time to you, but until then my programming world resides primarily in PHP. Sometimes you have to make the best of the hand thats dealt…

Which brings us to the lovely, elegant, graceful and genteel Kohana framework.

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Getting RAD with CakePHP

admin » 30 August 2009 » In web development » 1 Comment

Ever gotten tired of rewriting a user login system every time you build a website, or database access scripts?  Do you wish there were a way to create more reusable modular code?  Well get ready to fall head over heels in passionate love with Rapid Application Development (RAD) Frameworks.

Wikipedia defines RAD as

A type of software development methodology which uses minimal planning in favor of rapid prototyping. The “planning” of software developed using RAD is interleaved with writing the software itself. The lack of extensive pre-planning generally allows software to be written much faster, and makes it easier to change requirement

Enough about RAD itself, lets get into some of the benefits.  Hold on to your terminal cassonova…

  • Speed up development
  • Write less code
  • Focus on functionality, not mundane repetitive tasks
  • Create a more modularized and organized project
  • The acronym is actually RAD, which, itself, is pretty rad…

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WordPress Round 2

admin » 09 July 2009 » In info » No Comments

So here we go again, round 2 of my bout w/ blogging.  The first round was a smashing success, two posts, then it sat idle until it built up so many security vulnerabilities my hosting stripped it down.  I didn’t notice for about two months it was even down.

So this time around its all about TLC.  Going to stay on top of this and consistently fill it with tasty nuggets.  Check back often!

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