Ruby Gems – the package management framework for Ruby – was updated earlier this week.
It’s not at all uncommon for web applications to include some type of geographical functionality. The challenge is knowing how to set this up, maintain it, and incorporate it.
But if you’re building said applications in Rails, then you should check out Carmen.
It can be difficult to find programming books that don’t assume you have some sort of prior programming background. If you’re a beginner, then this can be incredibly frustrating because you’re missing some of the foundations that the literature assumes.
But Learn Python The Hardway is not one of those books.
Having a sweet URL shortener like bit.ly is definitely the “in” thing to have right now.
If you are looking to code your own URL shortener here is a cool tutorial in how to generate unique alphanumeric codes with PHP.
Let us know if you develop anything cool as a result!
This is pretty cool! If you watch the screencast you will see how easy this rack server is to setup!
This is got to be a must have for anyone developing multiple apps, and especially for those who are running a business with multiple developers.
Pow was actually created by 37signals the people behind Basecamp and other cools apps, specifically for their staff internal use, but have also, very kindly released it open-source to the world!
I like! I think you will too! Get it here.
There have been a number of times when a web client loves most of the elements of their new website, but about half-way through development they become curious.
What would it be like if you used a different font in the body?
Would it look better if the titles were smaller and black instead of … would you call that grey?
Maybe we should try a darker grey, black might be too much. Can I see what that would look like?