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Congratulations Mike!

Congratulations to Storm senior strategist Mike Ellis, who has received a ‘Bath Life Event of the Year’ award for his hard work last year in establishing The Big M conference in the city! 


February 24, 2012 | by Dave Kelly

WordPress Plugin of the week: AJAX Thumbnail Rebuild

A delightfully simple plugin this week – AJAX Thumbnail Rebuild – digs you out of a hole when you need a new thumbnail size or change the dimensions of an existing thumbnail.


February 23, 2012 | by Adam Pope

Basic Exception notification in Rails 3

There are a number of services out there, like Airbrake, that will capture exceptions from a Rails app and do clever stuff with them. They let you manage your exceptions and track any work that results from them.  But they all cost money, and might be overkill for what you are doing. So here is Read More »


February 10, 2012 | by Paul Leader

Where to find Rails’ default validation error messages

I’ve been playing around with simple_form and I18n in Rails a LOT in a recent project. I’ve been customising form labels and validation messages using the internationalisation features – it works really, really well.  There is, however, one small problem.  When you start, you are presented with an almost blank YAML file and some very flakey Read More »


February 9, 2012 | by Adam Pope

Using HAML with Rails 3.2

I’m currently working on a small internal project, so I’m taking the opportunity to try out HAML and see if I like it. After some digging around I found various docs that suggested that you need to add the haml gem and include something like the following in application.rb config.generators do |g| g.template_engine :haml end Read More »


February 8, 2012 | by Paul Leader

The one where it snowed

We very nearly didn’t return from our team-building event this weekend, having got stuck in a small Welsh village after a great deal of snow fell during the night!


February 6, 2012 | by Dave Kelly