Generating PDFs in Rails with PDFKit and deploying to a server
I’ve been using the rather excellent PDFKit library on a recent Ruby on Rails project to generate PDF reports. The API is perfect: have some HTML, give me a PDF back.
ActionMailer link for a Rails app deployed in a sub-directory
I’ve just deployed a Ruby on Rails application in a sub-directory of a client’s website. So rather than accessing the app at www.example.com, you need to visit www.example.com/app. This was quite easy using an extra couple of lines in config.ru.
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 »
Upgrading a Rails 3.0 project to Rails 3.1
I’ve just upgraded an old Ruby on Rails 3.0 project to the current 3.1 build. Having expected ours of pain I was very pleased to discover that it’s all terribly easy. Here’s the step by step (as ever YMMV depending on gems you have installed).
Things Storm bookmarked this week 04/01/12
2011: A polyglot programmers journey
At Storm we like our developers to be polyglot programmers. We believe knowing a wide range of languages, APIs and toolsets makes for better programmers and ultimately, better deliverables for clients. It means we can pick the most appropriate tool for a task and deliver an excellent final product. As the old saying goes, ‘if Read More »
Things Storm bookmarked this week 14/12/11
This week.. Scott: “An awesome video showing a cool proof of concept using 500 sensors with very small time delays to capture the path of small pulses of light travelling through objects” Adam: “I recently discovered nCrunch – a very elegant way to automatically run .NET unit tests within Visual Studio and have a visual indication Read More »
Things Storm bookmarked this week / 02-11-11
This week… Dave tells ms that iMessage is coming to OS X: “iMessage is Apple’s new messaging solution for the iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone found in iOS 5. It allows customers to send SMS-like messages over standard data connections rather than expensive text messaging plans.” Also: “AirPlay mirroring is going to mean that meetings Read More »
Things Storm bookmarked this week / 26-10-11
This week… Dave pointed me to the fact that Google have given their App Store a bit of a facelift. As he points out – “to say that it had a ‘hint of iTunes app store’ is possibly an understatement” – but he’s also right, it’s pretty well put together and always worth spending a Read More »
Things Storm bookmarked this week / 19-10-11
Things we liked this week: Adam popped me over this rather nice interview with Peter Norvig giving a run down of AI techniques employed by Google. It’s a long piece but well worth a read as it explains how some of the magic actually works.. For once, Paul didn’t focus on the fail – this Read More »