When I spoke at the Student Session at WWDC, I announced that I was taking submissions for a framework of reusable Cocoa classes, and that I would give the best entry a free seat in a Big Nerd Ranch class. I was expecting a flood of submissions, but only received five. I’d like to thank Drew Hamlin, Christoph Angerer, Nate Roberts, Daniel Beatty, and Trevor Johns for their submissions. I am pleased to announce that Christoph Angerer has won the contest for his BNZTransactionalNotificationCenter.
1. Java hearts Ruby
I’ve been lucky enough to work on many client projects that make me (and my friends) generally excited. Blurb, a client of ours and a recently launched Ruby on Rails application, is one of those projects.
Just wanted to make sure Highgroove customers and fans are the first to know, my new book is official:
There’s plenty of ways to scope and develop a web application. But frankly, it’s not that different than planning and implementing any other type of project. A recent San Francisco Chronicle article looked at Chicago and how rapidly the city moves on urban initiatives compared to San Francisco. The similarities between Chicago’s city planning philosophy and agile software development are uncanny.
It’s tough finding a developer who doesn’t like Ruby on Rails. However, it’s also easy finding developers who think “Rails Deployment” is the next release of a horror movie series.
Using a subdomain as an account key is a great way to personalize a web application. Rails has a nifty plugin written just for this, but the implementation information is a bit scattered. Here’s a step-by-step guide for implementing, testing, and simulating this powerful feature.
Highgroove Studios, along with the Atlanta Ruby User Group, the Birmingham Ruby User Group, and several other organizations, is happy to announce that planning and organizing for the Southeast Ruby Conference is underway.