Posts filed under 'Ruby'

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

The Web 2.0 Startup Primer

Look around you; read the blogs, the industry news sites, the Wall Street Journal. If you have been sitting on a killer idea waiting for the right time, wait no longer. The time is now. But before you launch, consider this: the software industry does not suffer from a lack of great ideas; it suffers […]

5 comments July 3rd, 2006

Are we approaching a tipping point for Ruby on Rails?

For my own company, there is no question. I will use Ruby on Rails. But as Architect for a software company that produces software that semi-conductor companies use to make million dollar decisions, I must be more cautious with my decision making. It is not enough that the technology is ‘insanely great’. I need to […]

7 comments May 13th, 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

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


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