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I’ve Been Found

Well it took 10 days but both Google and MSN have added me to their indices Sadly, Yahoo still doesn’t acknowledge my existence :) Its interesting watching the search...

Data and Reality

Every artistic endeavor strives to capture some slice of the world around us You might be trying to create as realistic a portrayal as possible, or maybe you're after a highly...

REST Controller for RAILS

Time to continue the REST and Rails theme Rails' most egregious violation of REST is that it exposes object methodsin URIs: http://myrailsappcom/users/show ...

Stats

Perhaps this is a bit vain, but after my first week of blogging I was curious how many people had wandered through I’ve heard people say good things about awstats so I gave...

Content Negotiation And Rails

Let's get back to REST and Rails One of the things Rails doesn't support is HTTPContent Negotiation Why would you want this Because different clients understand different content...

JavaScript and Semicolons

Did you realize that semicolons are optional in JavaScript I have to admit ignorance until just a few weeks ago - and I've been programming JavaScript on and off for seven...

My Thoughts on the Ruby Enterprise Debate

Thought I'd throw in my 2 cents on the ongoing Ruby Enterprise debate stirred up by James McGovern My main point - this isn't about technology but is about how technology...

REST Leading To Rails

From 2000 to 2004, Peter and I drove the development of GE Smallworld's InternetApplication Suite which made is possible for customers to put their complex-GIS applications onto...

YAML Troubles

So for MapBuzz we have some machines running on Ruby 182 and 184 And we use GEOS, a C++ library, for manipulating geometries These geometries are part of Rails test fixtures, and...

Hello World

Well, I figured it was time to start a blog before being passed by seemingly the entire world So let’s see how this goes Hopefully I’ll say at least one or two things that...

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