Migrations Break When Upgrading to Rails 3.1
Recently, when upgrading a site from Rails 3.0 to 3.1 I came across a strange problem which was affecting my (previously fine) migrations. In solving it I found out something new about migrations!
A rundown over why PostgreSQL over MySQL
What is 'Pair Programming' and what advantages can be achieved by adopting this technique?
Are you going cross-eyed?
The typical office bod spends up to a staggering 16 hours per day in front of a screen whether that be a computer screen or a television. Make sure you're not feeling the effects with a few easy checks.
So long, Internet Explorer 6
Finally, the bane of our web developing lives, Internet Explorer 6 is on it's deathbed and with Microsoft's latest announcement is well on it's way to a well deserved and long overdue rest.
Clear Installed Gems From your RVM Gemset
Ever needed to reset your RVM gemset so that you can reinstall all your gems from scratch? Did you completely delete the gemset in the Process? There is a better way!
Why are Rails 3.1 apps so slow in development mode?
If you're finding that pages in your Rails app are taking an age to load, it's quite likely it's due to the asset pipeline. I'll show you how to speed things back up again.
As a Windows application developer, this particular example of Microsoft's attempt to protect users of their operating system (OS) from malicious programs, has been particularly problematic for our clients and us.
Where do we go from here?
This is a question most people of advancing years pose themselves at sometime or another, and regardless of any beliefs you may or may not hold, one thing is certain:-
Sell Your Smile
Before getting into business for myself, I was gainfully employed by a small IT company originally in Tamworth and who now operate out of Coleshill. Although the parting was far from amicable, I have much to thank the upper echelon of that company for.
Textual Language Menus in TYPO3
It turns out creating a textual language switching menu in TYPO3 is harder than it appears; but here's a quick and simple method to achieve it.
Success or failure?
“Success” Churchill said “is the ability to go from one failure to another with enthusiasm”.
Business Blood Bank (BBB)
We all appreciate the importance of blood without which we (humans) would not be born, live, grow or flourish and without which would eventually cease to exist!
Last week I had a little problem with dates. Not poisoned ones like in Indiana Jones or even dates with ladies, but dates of a numerical kind. More specifically with date formats and how to easily change from one format to another.
Redis is the new hotness in the NoSQL world. However, is it actually worthwhile?
Royal wedding good for business?
I’m sure everyone has marked their calendars for the 29th April next year, mainly to remind you to not go into work that day
How little we know
The phrase ‘Every day's a school day’ is one I use frequently, but most frequently when someone makes me realise that there is so very much that I don't know!
Welcome to 2011 and Omar!
We're resuming our blogging after a hiatus in 2010 with news of our newest recruit, Omar.
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