Moving off Ruby on Rails

A couple of years ago I decided to build a simple portfolio site using RoR as a way to learn the framework more in depth. After all they’re lots of idiots who see the entire Ruby programming language as it only being solely for RoR development. Like this fucking idiot Python vs Ruby On RAILS, […]

Ruby 2.0 stable has been released!

I’ve been so busy lately that I’ve completely missed the news last week regarding Ruby 2.0 stable release. Unlike the 1.8 to 1.9 upgrade, 1.9 is compatible with 2.0. So this time around it’s going to be easier for people continue to make the world a much better place using Ruby. Happy Ruby hacking.

Rubygems annoyances

Earlier today while working on Ruby CLI Mailer, I had a problem installing the pony rubygem. I was getting the following error when trying to install the pony via rubygems: ERROR: Error installing pony: invalid gem format for /home/tony/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.8.7-p352/cache/pony-1.3.gem ERROR: Error installing pony: invalid gem format for /home/tony/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290/cache/pony-1.3.gem I soon came to notice that the […]

First Git cloned repo – installing rvm

For quite a while now, I’ve heard good things about the Ruby Version Manager (if only I knew about it before I installed Ruby 1.9 from source and screwed up rubygems). So I decided to install this application, but to my surprise in reading the documentation, the official install is only made via cloning the […]

What’s in my bookshelf?

As always I’m pretty late in writing my book reviews. This time it’s been well over 6 months since I finished reading the book “Beginning Ruby” (first edition) by Peter Cooper. I have to say is this by far the best Ruby book that I’ve read so far. (This is out of a 13 book […]

Moving to Ruby 1.9

I’ve been using the Ruby 1.8.6 on my CentOS box and Ruby 1.8.7 on my Ubuntu and OS X computers, for a couple of years now; I’ve never payed much attention on continuing to hack Ruby code using these versions of Ruby. However, in reading DHH’s tweet stating that Ruby 1.8X series is now considered […]