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  • Mini-chat with Rails and Server-Sent Events #ruby #rails #chat #html5 #api #json #webdev #dev

    Mini-chat with Rails and Server-Sent Events

    sitepoint.com 29 Nov '14, 6pm

    HTML5 introduced an API to work with Server-Sent Events . The main idea behind SSE is simple: the web page subscribes to an event source on the web server that streams updates. The web page does not have to constantly poll the server to check for updates (as we’ve done with AJAX polli...

  • LevelDB in Ruby: Typically when you set out with a Rails application, your data lives inside a MySQL (or Postg...

    LevelDB in Ruby

    sitepoint.com 22 Oct '14, 2pm

    Typically when you set out with a Rails application, your data lives inside a MySQL (or PostgreSQL, or SQLite, or Oracle) database. But, it turns out that the traditional relational database is not a great fit for all types of data. For example, if you want very fast access to data th...

  • Effective Rails Development with Vim

    sitepoint.com 17 Nov '14, 4am

    There is an exception to the rule that every Rails.vim command begins with the letter :R , which is gf (short for Go to File). The default behavior of Vim when typing gf with the cursor on a file name is to open up that file. However, when using Rails.vim this behavior is modified, so...

  • Write Modular RSpec: RSpec is the most popular test framework in Ruby/Rails environments. Two of its biggest b...

    Write Modular RSpec

    sitepoint.com 29 Sep '14, 2pm

    require 'rubygems' require 'json' shared_context "Login" do |weatherisgood, email, password| it "succeeds for user: #{email}" do user_login_success = false output = weatherisgood.login(email, password) user_login_success = true unless output.nil? expect(user_login_success).to eq(true)...

  • Bitcoin and PHP with Coinbase’s API – Basic Usage

    Bitcoin and PHP with Coinbase's API - Basic Usage

    sitepoint.com 04 Oct '14, 4pm

    Have you ever thought about selling your services in exchange for Bitcoins? It’s not so strange – today, many big players are actually doing it. From OkCupid to KhanAcademy, even WordPress is accepting Bitcoin. Also, some countries are thinking about it as a currency . Today, we will ...

  • Ruby Social Gems: Github: This is the fourth installment in a series about Ruby Social Gems and Rails integrat...

    Ruby Social Gems: Github

    sitepoint.com 08 Aug '14, 2pm

    In the previous parts of this series, we covered a social gems such as LinkedIn and Facebook, creating a simple application that covers the authentication and APIs queries. We are going to build a similar application with the Octokit gem for the same purposes.

  • Propono: Pub/Sub for Ruby: The concept of the "monorail" is long established in the Ruby world - a large Rails...

    Propono: Pub/Sub for Ruby

    sitepoint.com 21 Jul '14, 2pm

    One way to solve the problem is to split a Rails app into various pieces that work together in a Service Orientated Architecture (SOA). By leaving the web-request and data-layer functionality to the Rails application and moving the more complex, less CRUD code into separate services, ...

  • Get more out of the excellent collaboration app Trello, with Ruby:

    Customizing Trello with Ruby

    sitepoint.com 11 Jul '14, 3pm

    To demonstrate using the API, we will implement a simple “app” using Trello as the user interface. Imagine as an organization you want to keep an eye on how people talk about you on Twitter. As a first step, you want to simply count the number of positive, negative, and neutral tweets...

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