Yearly Archives: 2014

HTTParty Cookies and Devise

So you are working in Ruby, you like to party, you like HTTP and you like cookies. For many ruby developers the HTTParty is a great way to make http calls from your ruby code to a web service. When

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Using OmniAuth to Authenticate for Doorkeeper

In Ruby, if you want to set up a Oauth provider the Doorkeeper Gem is a popular solution. We had a application where we wanted to provide our end users with a oauth interface for our main authentication/authorization, but delegate

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Automating Your SOA Ruby Development Environment Using Foreman and Bash

The Monolithic App When you have one monolithic ruby stack,  getting a developers machine to run the stack for smoke testing etc. is really easy.  If the application is just Rails based without any background jobs you simply start up

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Making It Easy For Users To Do The Right Thing

Last night after the Atlanta JavaScript meetup, Toby Ho and I had a discussion about how deployment techniques have changed. He lamented on how many newbies and inexperienced users refer to Git in the same way they would have referred

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Getting Started with PhoneGap on Google Glass

Until last December your only option as a non-Google employee for developing Glass applications was to use the Mirror API. While the Mirror API is relatively easy to use, especially as a Rubyist, it has limited functionality. Now that the

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Creating a Software Development Career

This month’s Atlanta Ruby User group had two sessions related to marketing yourself as a developer.  One focused on Jobs (great job Al) and then one talked a bit about personal branding.  While getting a job is important,  and having

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Rubyconf Taiwan 2014 Recap

Last month I had the honor of being able to speak at Rubyconf Taiwan with a talk about Analytics for the Busy Ruby Developer.  Rubyconf Taiwan is a two day,  two track conference dedicated to all things Ruby that had

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Analytics for the Busy Ruby Developer Slides are up!

Recently I gave a talk at Rubyconf Taiwan about Analytics in Ruby.  Check out the slides below!

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WearScript, Google Glass, and Keynote Speaker Notes

I’ve been a Glass explorer since December of 2013. If you’ve seen me around since then, you’d know that I’m usually wearing my Glass when I’m out and about. Some of its preinstalled apps, such as the one for navigation,

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Writing a Non-Gemified Strategy for OmniAuth

The OmniAuth gem tends to be one of the go-to tools in a Ruby developer’s toolbox when you want to authenticate against multiple systems. It has been around for a long time and is very well-documented. When you want to

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