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Coming soon to Rails 1.1

Posted by Tue, 28 Feb 2006 04:58:00 GMT

4 comments Latest by Don Park Tue, 07 Mar 2006 18:59:33 GMT

Scott Raymond has been kind enough to provide a nice overview of what is to come in Rails 1.1!

Where did my observer go?

Posted by Tue, 28 Feb 2006 04:05:00 GMT

4 comments Latest by Robby Russell Tue, 14 Mar 2006 14:05:29 GMT

I was playing around with an application from script/console and all of a sudden… my Observers just stopped working. It took me a while to figure out that when I would call Dispatcher.reset_application!... it wouldn’t reload config/environment.rb where I have defined the observers.

I really don’t like that this is the current implementation for invoking Observers and adding them to the controllers is not kosher with my (do-it-in-script-console) approach.

The current solution?

# app/models/foo_bar.rb
class FooBar < ActiveRecord::Base


... there needs to be a better way!

Rails on SCGI and Lighttpd

Posted by Sun, 26 Feb 2006 14:23:00 GMT

5 comments Latest by dgibbons Fri, 03 Mar 2006 17:14:04 GMT

Just recently, we began testing out SCGI with Lighttpd. We were running into weird problems with FCGI and both Apache and Lighttpd… things like fcgi processes that would get spawned and just hang around after the apache or lighttpd processes were killed. We have a few cron scripts that try to play cleanup… but that isn’t a long-term solution.

So, we took the plunge on a few client projects for their demos and I am happy to report that it took maybe 15 minutes to read the documentation and get things going.

I have a new friend and scgi_ctrl is it’s name.

It’s only a matter of time before we work on an rbot plugin so that we can reload our applications via IRC. :-)

Running a Rails development firm is great because...

Posted by Thu, 23 Feb 2006 02:07:00 GMT

4 comments Latest by Jeremy Voorhis Fri, 24 Feb 2006 05:13:39 GMT

you can find yourself saying, “boy, I sure wish that X could do Y.”

15 minutes later… you find that one of your developers has created a solution and then contributed it as a patch to the Rails project.

>> reset!
=> []

Yes… this is just a short-cut to Dispatcher.reset_application! ... but it’s saving me a whole 24 characters each time I need to reset my application while hanging out in script/console.

Thanks Jeremy!

New PLANET ARGON office, part 1

Posted by Mon, 20 Feb 2006 23:35:00 GMT

5 comments Latest by kim Thu, 23 Feb 2006 23:00:57 GMT

Well.. we have internet… and are now getting adjusted in our new office space!

See our flickr set!

...more photos coming over the next several days. :-)

Yes… the PLANET ARGON HQ is now located in downtown Portland… in the Chinatown blocks!

New office... the developers plan

Posted by Fri, 17 Feb 2006 21:40:00 GMT

2 comments Latest by 323 Sat, 18 Feb 2006 14:40:24 GMT

I was hanging out at our new office all day… working on replacing lightbulbs, door knobs, and waiting around for the DSL guy to show up and set that up…. which didn’t get completely setup.

I asked the developers to plan out how they want the office space to be allocated and I came back to our current office to find this PDF.

Apparently… my office is going to be a duck pond. :-)

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