Codaset is openly asking its users to comment on what pricing strategy they would like most. I’ve spotted this before, but again, there are two types of users. Those who see a great service and know that it will make their job easier, so they are willing to pay for it. There are also those who want a trillion repositories, unlimited disk space and what not for $1 a month (or less). This post is for the latter group of people.
Some developers claim they need to use all of 37Signals’ apps, have the biggest Github plan available and buy that new shiny 17” MacBook Pro (or that 27” iMac, I know). With all those tools and hardware available, how can your brilliant plan not succeed? All the successful people you’ve heard of use them. So, with all that setup, you’re golden! Right? Then they check the price tag. It’s huge!
I just found out Ariejan.net has a PageRank™ of 3! If you don’t know what PageRank™ means, let Google explain:
PageRank relies on the uniquely democratic nature of the web by using its vast link structure as an indicator of an individual page's value. In essence, Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B. But, Google looks at more than the sheer volume of votes, or links a page receives; it also analyzes the page that casts the vote.
ActiveRecord is great in providing CRUD for your data models. In some cases, however, it’s necessary to prevent write access to these models. The data may be provided by an external source and should only be used as a reference in your application, for example.
I’m going to show you how you can easily mark a Model as read only all the time. In this example I have a Item model like this:
All Rails developers know the slogan “Skinny Controllers, Fat Models” and I heartily agree with it. Every conference you go to, you hear it. But there’s a problem! My Fat models got overweight!
What happened? By stuffing all applications logic in the Models, they become fat, very fat. Although this is supposed to be a good thing, I don’t like it. My models get so fat that it takes me forever to scroll through it and find the method I’m working on.
The past few days I’v taken some time to find out how to create a Ruby Gem. This has been on my to-do list for quite a while, but now I’m able to tick it off.
Well, what did I make?
The first Gem can also be used as a Ruby on Rails plugin and is called ActsAsGold. If you’ve ever played World of Warcraft, you’ll know how the money system works.
How to offer your users a way to 'widgetize' their content and use it elsewhere as well. tags: rails, ruby, ror, widget, widgets, share
Free Photoshop Brushes at Brusheezy!
A great resource for (photoshop) brushes.
tags: photoshop, brushes, design, resources, graphics, patterns, webdesign, share
gearsonrails - Google Code
Gears on Rails helps developers to write fully offline functional web applications based on Gears without learning a bit of Gears.
tags: gearsonrails, ruby, rails, ror, share
Sexy Forms in Rails
Easily create very sexy form in Rails with minimum effort. tags: rails, forms, sexy, share
The Pirate Bay Wants to Encrypt the Entire Internet « NewTeeVee
tags: pirate bay, privacy, encryption, internets, share
Create a favicon based on text and colours selected by you. Very nice.
tags: favicon, design, generator, web, webdesign, icons, tool, graphics, share
Git for the lazy - Spheriki
tags: spheriki, git, usage, tutorial, tricks, tips, share
10 Ways to Take Stunning Portraits
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Are you ready to dive into Rails? Want to familiarize yourself with the deeper dungeons of Ruby? Are you an aspiring game developer? Or maybe you just want to learn how to use Git or Subversion effectively?
In any case, I’ve opened up a little book shop with a hand-picked selection of books on a variety of subjects, included Ruby and Rails, Game Development (with Java) and Version Control.
Please, feel free to take a look around.