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HOW-TO: Add drag/drop behavior to a YUI tree

Today we continue the adventures of “Getting the Yahoo Interface Library to play with Rails”. Though today’s episode will be much more about the yui than rails. In fact, the techniques mentioned can be applied to a variety of technology stacks. Before you begin with this tutorial, make sure you have gone through HOW-TO: Integrate […]

21 comments August 9th, 2006

HOW-TO: Integrate a YUI tree with Rails

In this episode of “Getting the Yahoo Interface Library to play with Rails” we will focus on trees. If you haven’t gone through it already, I suggest you at least give the first article in the series a glance. That article will give you a quick overview of how to dowload the YUI and configure […]

9 comments July 16th, 2006

HOW-TO: Get Rails and the Yahoo User Interface (YUI) to talk — Part 1

In the course of working on our project, we have spent the last few weeks working with both the Yahoo User Intefact library (YUI) and Ruby on Rails. Both frameworks are useful tools, but neither was written with the other in mind and integrating the two has been … well let’s just say a fun […]

23 comments July 8th, 2006

HOW-TO: Configure Eclipse for Subversion using as the subversion host

Ok, so you are starting to get a good feel for RoR. You have configured Eclipse for RoR development and are now ready to start that killer project that will set you up for early retirement. It is time for good source code control management and these days that means subversion. Now, you can set […]

6 comments May 23rd, 2006

HOW-TO: Setup a project in VersionOne

In today’s world of Web 2.0 expectations, it is important to manage your project using Web 2.0 friendly methods and tools. For my money, that means an agile development process and using an agile friendly project planning tool. The best tool I found that fits the bill is VersionOne. This HOW-TO will take you through […]

5 comments May 16th, 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

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

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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