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June 21, 2010: Double Double Splat Splat

Link post today. Turns out I built up more links than I thought.

Book Status

Somehow I wound up writing and editing the Rcov chapter, which, among other things, is the first time I’ve had to wrestle with RSpec 2 vs. RSpec 1 behavior, when writing about how RSpec and Rcov get along. Now I need to figure out how to write about that more coherently. Actually, I need to decide if I’m going to acknowledge RSpec 1 at all.

The book is still on sale, of course. I’ve gotten nice feedback so far, but not much of it, I’d love to hear from you. And if you like the book, and wanted to tell your friends, or the Internet at large, that’d be great, tool. (Oh, look, I’m turning into that guy…)

Links

Rebecca Murphey has written “JQuery Fundamentals” a new Creative Commons book on JQuery. Looks useful, though I’d also love it if an epub version was made available. I bet I’ll be referring here a bunch, though.

Looks like there will be a JavaScript native implementation of LessCS. Interesting. I’m still wondering how the Less/Sass thing plays out.

The previous two links are via Larkware’s Daily Shots.

Here’s a big chunk of code from Brian Cardarella that allows you to do user-selected subdomains using the Rails 3 router.

Via Everyday Rails, here’s http://www.youvegotrails.com/, which generates a Rails template for you, after you select some parameters. Pretty neat. I’d imagine it’ll grow more parameters over time.

I think the lesson of this article by Patrick McKenzie about human names is that no matter how far you go in creating a database schema, there’s always somebody who will go farther.

The Phusion team continues to tease about the impending awesomeness of Passenger 3.

Thoughtbot, in the person of Nick Quarantino, has a crazy detailed post on using Hudson for continuous integration with RVM. I’m going to go out on a limb and say this could be made easier.

I don’t read the Japanese, but supposedly Matz is blogging about possible Ruby 2.0 features. If I’m interpreting this correctly, it looks like Python-style double-splats are in play, which I’d like. (“Python Style Double Splats” is the name of my new Eric Idle cover band. Sorry.)

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2 responses to “June 21, 2010: Double Double Splat Splat

  1. Rebecca Murphey June 21, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Thanks for mentioning the jQuery Fundamentals book! There’s a script in the github repo to generate an epub version, but it was contributed by someone else and I confess I haven’t tested it. However, if you’re interested in epub, you probably want to check it out. Happy reading 🙂

  2. Balaji D Loganathan June 21, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Here is my feedback.
    I bought this book to read Chapter 16 and 17, unfortunately it is empty. Would be nice if you can publish that as first.

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