Tag Archive | Programming

Dealing with Ruby time


I saw this code the other day: – tempDate = “#{my_object_date.to_date}” – displayDate = tempDate[5,2] – displayDate += “/” – displayDate += tempDate[8,2] – displayDate += “/” – displayDate += tempDate[0,4] = displayDate The result of this code is MM/DD/YY. What the hell?  I am pretty sure that just about every computer language out there […]

Another year gone by…


Wow, it is so hard to believe that I have been living the life of a freelance Rails developer for the entire year of 2012.  What a year it has been. I have learned so much this year and expect to learn more next year.  I know that it is early for new years resolutions […]

Testing with Rails Select2


Lately we have been incorporating select2-rails into our applications.  I cannot say enough how much I love this tool and its ease of use. That being said, we had had issues with testing and select2-rails.  So Steve Tong of Rebel-Outpost spent some time and found a small script to use for testing it. The only issue […]

Ubuntu 12.10 Server Setup for Ruby on Rails, Passenger, Nginx


So we all know what a pain in the ass it is to setup a new server for Ruby on Rails. This is why I love to use Heroku for hosting. There are times that this is not an option so we have to use a hosted linux server. For this walk thru I used […]

Rails CRM


An ongoing pet project of mine has been Rails CRM which is a CRM (Customer Relations Management) built on Rails and using Mongodb for the database.  This was also a practice project for my last intern Ricky.  This all came about when we were trying to find an open-sourced CRM for RebelHold to use.  There […]

What I have learned as a freelance developer


Well, I am almost at one year since I quit corporate America and went freelance.  I am not really sure what the definition of a ‘freelance’ developer is and I don’t care what wikipedia says it is.  All I know is that I do NOT work for a company and I consider that freelancing. So […]

Rebel Outpost


Since we fired up the Rebel Outpost member of RebelHold, we have added a website for it.  In putting together the website, we had to think about what we want and who we are to put that up on our site.  It was interesting for us to sit back and discuss this.  I fell that […]