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Extracting configuration in Ruby application

Read the post here The gem is called app_configuration. I created this gem because in several Rails applications I had the problem of configuring third party services and I could not set sensitive information in the environment files. If you are doing this you shouldn’t. The major issue with setting sensitive information in the environment files is that (unless you don’t use any kind of VCS) you are versioning it.

Version 0.1.2 of Dynaspan has been released!

Dynaspan is an in place text editing solution for Rails with AJAX substituting text to an input field. Unlike other in place text editing solutions this is designed to support Rails forms with nested attributes. This gem does all the heavy lifting allowing you to write a simple method call to do all the work for you. It includes extra features such as JavaScript hooks, and complete options customization. A sample demonstration is available on the JS Fiddle link on the github repo. https://github.com/danielpclark/dynaspan

Opalist Newsletter - Issue #4

Opalist is an e-mail newsletter showcasing the latest news and tutorials in the Opal (Ruby-to-JS source compiler) ecosystem and cutting-edge front-end development. In our fourth issue, we cover a bunch of news in the world of Opal gems as well as a great screencast showing how to build highly-interactive apps via Volt.

Getting started with AlchemyCMS

AlchemyCMS looks like the perfect CMS in terms of it’s architecture and flexibility. It’s the best way to give your users freedom of changing page content while keeping everything under control in terms of structure and design. You don’t have to worry about your users messing up the view because they’re lacking the technical skills to write proper html/css. Read more

Great introduction. Should be part of the official guidelines.
Does it support multi site ?

Beautiful Ruby, convenient Rails

In this blog post I want to reflect on things which make Ruby a beautiful language to read and write, and on things which make Ruby on Rails a convenient tool to quickly prototype.

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