Monthly Archives: July 2013

Ruby on Rails Tutorial – Chapter 5

This chapter is more about front end web page changing portion and using TDD to do coding.  I like how it’s always adding a test case first, make sure it fails, then add code to make it work. Really drives … Continue reading

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Ruby on Rails Tutorial – Chapter 4

This chapter is mostly about Ruby syntax. Skip or skim Part 4.1 is OK since there’s an example of using a function to populate the <title>.      

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Ruby on Rails Tutorial – Chapter 3

Best to look within the GitHub project to write the correct Gemfile. If you see the error that visit is undefined, in the Gemfile add group :test do gem ‘capybara’, ‘1.1.2’ end Then do bundle install –without production Pretty pointless … Continue reading

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Ruby on Rails Tutorial: Chapter 2

Pretty simple chapter. Got through it within an hour.  After working on CakePHP there is quite a bit of similarities between the two MVC frameworks.  Glad I got some work in on CakePHP to prepare me for this. OK spoke … Continue reading

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Ruby on Rails Tutorial: first_app deployment

Man took to 3 days to setup RoR and get the first_app successfully deployed. Advice if you’re using windows, use some virtualization and use Linux.  Actually follow the Gemfile instructions as is. Even better would be to use the Gemfile … Continue reading

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Ruby on Rails Tutorial

Goal from now until the end of August is to finish the Ruby on Rails Tutorial book. I’m reading the book through Safari but just found the link to it online this online book is better updated than the published book. … Continue reading

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CakePHP project

Finished my CakePHP project at work. It was pretty fun as I haven’t done that much MVC stuff beforehand besides tutorials. Never found something that I wanted to do with websites. There wasn’t much to done the Model part of … Continue reading

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CakePHP MVC overview

Volunteered to work on a CakePHP website.  It’s a learning experience as I haven’t had much work exposure to MVC so this is pretty fun. Model: Implements the business logic. Responsible for retrieving data (via database or RESTful) and converting … Continue reading

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