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Invaluable JavaScript Tools

If you write a lot of JavaScript, then you'll find Matthias Miller's website chockfull of useful information And even better, he's put together two great tools The first is...

On the Making of Gorillas

I was struck by Nicholas Carr's post about Wikipedia dominating search results Try it for yourself - google a few topics off the top of your head Odds are the first page of...

Profiling Ruby Code

Pat Eyler has written a nice set of articles about profiling Ruby code He shows how to use the built in Ruby profiler as well as ruby-prof (my personal favorite :) He talks a...

On Long Transactions

It was with great interest that I read that PostGIS 113 supports long transactions Except there is one problem - if you dig into the documentation you'll see it does no such...

Selenium and XHTML

Last month I blogged about Selenium, which is an open source project that let's you test web applications running in a variety of browser Unfortunately, Selenium doesn't work out...

Its the data stupid!

Let's say you've been tasked with integrating several applications in your organization A quick Google later and you're overwhelmed with different opinions about the right...

Typo 4 Teething Pains

I upgraded my blog to Typo 40 earlier this week The new Feedback page alone made the upgrade worth while The Feedback page shows you all the comments people have left This is...

YAML and RDF

Sean mentioned the idea of using YAML for MapServer configuration files instead of XML I wholeheartedly agree The most important thing for a configuration file is that it is...

A Community for REST

One of the great ironies of the Web is that a huge number of technical people refuse to believe what is right in front of their eyes The Web is the world's most diverse and...

Selenium

There are good tools for testing most parts of web applications At the base level, almost every language has a unit testing framework Above that, some web frameworks, like...

Mouse Coordinates To Lat/Long

This post is long overdue - a number of people have asked me how to convert between lat/long and mouse coordinates on an HTML page First, let's define some terms since otherwise...

Arachno

Last time I gave kudos to Sapphire in Steel for the addition of a Ruby console to their debugger This time its kudos for Arachno Lother Scholz, the develeper, sent me an...

On IDEs and Consoles

In the religious war between the command line and IDE (integrated development environment), I'm firmly on the IDE side Having said that, there's no...

ruby-prof 0.4.0 with call graphs

Update: ruby-prof 050 is now available and has significantly more features than 040, including better threading support, rails support, call tree output, etc After porting...

RailsConf Ticket Available

I have an extra RailsConf ticket that unfortunately I can't use The cost is $400 (face value) If you're interested send me an email at cfis@interservcom The ticket has been...

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