Archive for July, 2008

Open Source Rails: An Index of Open Sourced Rails Apps

Open Source Rails presents profiles of open sourced Ruby on Rails apps. The site allows you to submit application of your own, comment on existing apps, update the details for other apps, and keep track of those you're interested in. On most profiles you're given direct links to the app's homepage, main developer(s), and source [...]

Kawaii - Get Your App's script/console On The Web

July 28th, 2008 in Tools

As the developers say, Kawaii is "a script/console that runs in your Web browser." Essentially, it lets you debug your app and play around with the data in your database in real-time from afar. Unlike script/console, however, Kawaii cleverly formats ActiveRecord responses (such as database objects) into an easy to read table. It also supports [...]

Moving from Apache and Mongrel to Phusion Passenger

Luke Francl walks you through upgrading an existing Rails application to Phusion Passenger and Ruby Enterprise Edition.

SWFUpload and Rails

Alistair Holt posts Making SWFUpload and Rails work together. Anything that makes uploading easier in Web apps is great by me!

Yet More Attractive Graphs: Open Flash Chart Library Ported For Use With Rails

Open Flash Chart is an open source Flash charting tool that can produce a wide range of attractive graphs and charts. Developer Charlie Snider has announced that he has ported the code to Ruby, primarily for use with Rails. He has provided a large number of demonstrations with example code. The library is LGPL (or [...]

RailsConf Europe 2008 Schedule

The RailsConf Europe 2008 schedule / program has been released. There are still tickets available if this tips you over the edge.

Mobile Fu: Mobilize Your Rails App

Brendan Lim has released Mobile Fu, a Rails plugin that makes it easier to customize your Rails app's responses for mobile devices.

Rails 2.2: Internationalizaton Implemented In Anger

Sven Fuchs is part of the team working on internationalization in the forthcoming Rails 2.2. Work began in September 2007 with the team deciding that enough was enough with the sloppy support for internationalization in Rails. They wanted to "eliminate the need for monkey patching Rails in order to internationalize an application" by "implementing a [...]

Gettext Crash Course

Nikolay V presents a "crash course" in using Rails with Gettext for internationalization.

Sexy Forms in Rails

Glenn Gillen has posted Sexy Forms in Rails, showing how to more easily create attractive looking forms in Rails.