Category: Web Development



Merb Camp 2008

Posted on: Wednesday, Nov 5, 2008

A few weeks ago, I got to attend Merb Camp on the UCSD campus.  For those of you that haven’t heard yet, Merb is a new web framework written in Ruby, which many consider to be the spiritual successor to Rails.  Essentially where DHH (creator of Rails) professes that “the Rails way” is the way […]

Open Past… what day?

Posted on: Monday, Mar 3, 2008

It’s been too long since the last update, especially since we’ve overcome a lot of hurdles in building this system. I’ll talk about each in its own right. Hours of Operation The primary quandary we faced was in how to represent a store’s hours of operation in the database. The obvious implementation is to have […]

I started working on a new client site in Rails recently and reached the point where I was ready to launch a starter-version over at OCS. In the process, I wanted to upgrade a few of my practices and utilities, most notably Capistrano. I have been using the 1.4 series for a while, but this […]

My Top 2 Web Hosting Companies

Posted on: Tuesday, Sep 11, 2007

Like most web developers, I get asked fairly regularly who I recommend for setting up simple websites. For the record, my experience with project hosting has been very polar. I’ve done a few sites where the requirements called for a full dedicated server, which I got to set up by hand. If there is interest […]