Monthly Archives: November 2010

Testing XML in Flex and Ruby

I’ve just started reading Ruby Best Practices and the TDD chapter pointed out how best to test complex XML output. I found myself in a similar situation in Flex the other day so it was relieving to read that my … Continue reading

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Why I’ve Moved From PHP to Ruby

This year I’ve started playing with Ruby and Rails. Once I had put together some basic demo apps I realized how much faster it is to use Rails instead of PHP. I’ve been discussing this with one of our sysadmins … Continue reading

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Commands, Events, or Calling a Function Directly

I was talking with a coworker about the best way to trigger actions from a component in Flex. There are a few ways you can do it and each language has it’s preferred technique. In Flex, you’d most likely handle … Continue reading

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How to Fail (and look good doing it)

VanDev has an interesting talk coming up called How to Fail (and look good doing it) which talks about how to turn a project failure into a learning experience for the team. I’m curious to see what they say about … Continue reading

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Always Shippable

Yesterday I attended Josh Kerievsky’s Always Shippable tutorial at the Agile Vancouver conference. Josh is a sharp guy and went over how his company has implemented Continuous Delivery in the past 6 months. Josh explained that Industrial Logic has reduced … Continue reading

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Rails Jam For Newbies!

Over the past couple of months I’ve been hacking on Ruby and Rails for fun. The local Rails group has organized a Rails Jam for Newbies event on Nov 20 and I will be there! It’ll be neat to work … Continue reading

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