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The First Step of Refactoring a Rails Application

Refactoring is an important step in software development. It helps to make sure that existing code is kept updated and clean, even after a herd of people trample over it.

Recently I've been asked a lot as to which tools I…

Baltimore on Rails

Baltimore Welcomes RailsConf With Open Arms

Baltimore's Rails community has been eagerly anticipating RailsConf next month. They've organized a few different projects to welcome Rails programmers to the city:

Ignite RailsConf: an unofficial pre-party held on June 6th with a variety of lightning talks, featuring Ruby luminaries like Chris…


CommunityEngine: Gets i18n, FaceBook and Geolocation Plugins, And More

We first wrote about CommunityEngine, a social networking plugin for Rails, a year ago. Since then, it's come on leaps and bounds and even has some plugins of its own available.

Rails' addition of i18n (internationalization) support affords CommunityEngine the ability to create…