Archive for May, 2006

HOW-TO: Build a secured web application with Ruby on Rails

Most of today’s web applications are secured. Namely, to get to your information (say in, you need to register an account, and then login each time you want to update or access your information. This how-to will take you through the steps necessary to start-up a secured web application. NOTE: I appologize up front […]

35 comments May 7th, 2006

Announcing the Agenda Redux project

It has been 15 years since I left Lotus. And it has been 15 years since the last release of Lotus Agenda. And in all that time, I never stopped thinking about the product. I never stopped thinking about rebuilding it. And, if you are interested enough to read this, it is likely that you […]

2 comments May 6th, 2006

For mom…

…who I have volunteered to make a quilt for the kids room. I suppose for her to do that though, she has to get an idea of what the room looks like. We are going for a beach theme here — though I admit it is a bit of a hodge-podge. But it does have […]

3 comments May 6th, 2006

Thanks Green Ruby…

…for taking notice an referencing the last couple of articles (though I need to figure out why they haven’t automatically shown up as they should have in my comments section). For a quick correction, check out my photo on the about page — you will know which error I am talking about :). It looks […]

3 comments May 6th, 2006

Hooked on Rails

If you are serious about software development, get serious with Rails.   I have spent the last week getting familiar with Ruby on Rails.  I finally got a development environment up and running a couple of days ago and though configuration had a few gotchas (w/all solutions found with simple google searches), it was worth it. I […]

3 comments May 5th, 2006

HOW-TO: Configure eclipse for Ruby on Rails

UPDATE 17-NOV-2007: Rad Rails has been bought out by Aptana. The installation process has changed and this article is likely out of date. Aptana’s installation guide can be found here. Before you proceed with this how-to, you will need to install ruby and ruby on rails on your machine (and also install and configure mysql). […]

14 comments May 2nd, 2006

The journey of adoption….

Each night ends the same.  The house is dark and I can hear Tanya sleeping in the bedroom.  I stand a moment in the children’s room.  It is lit only by the light of the moon filtering through the partially opened blinds. The beds are still empty. And yet, when I still myself, I can […]

3 comments May 1st, 2006

HOW-TO: Download and setup eclipse on linux

Most of the how-to’s I will do on the site will be based on using Eclipse as the development environment. So, I figured it might be helpful to start with a how-to on downloading and settinp up ecplise. As I am on linux, the setup instructions will be based on that environment. If you have […]

2 comments May 1st, 2006

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