Electronic Music other: adventures in blogging
Written November 20 2007
this blog is not exactly music related
so i started a blog. mostly as a way to keep track of things i do in rails that i may need to look up later. i know some others on this site do web design/development/whatever you call it these days. i think some of you may even be fellow rubyonrails-ers so maybe it will be of interest to some. either way, if you are bored it might be a funny read:
THIS IS NOT ABOUT MUSIC. THIS BLOG IS NOT ATUM APPROVEED.
CAPZ LOCK? WHATS THAT.
OH ISEE IT HERE, OH I JUST HIT IT.... OK
ohh, wow, thats better, my throat hurts from all that yelling.
"run along now kid"
my thoughts exactly, kid
@ejectorset :: it sounds like you are doing well integrating rails and upgrading.
this is a valuable skill and i bookmark your blog. thanks for sharing!
good idea chris! I'll make sure to subscribe to your feed.
i have absolutely no idea what your blog is about, but congrats on having one!
thx for blogging your blog (sincerely). i do the freelance web thing & i haven't even heard of rails, so you've already expanded my horizons. do you maybe have some good links that i'm not likely to stumble upon quickly to give some basic background for the uninitiated?
what blew me away about it when i first saw it was the screencast about building a blog in 53 lines of code and less than 15 mins. [you have to learn to 'appreciate' the guys voice though ;) ]
there is some good info at these sites that will get you started
link working with rails
thanks for the link to the blog EG. Have subscribed.
oooo - warrants further investigation - thx
boo! no music!
Just kidding. Interesting...bbq rails eh?
mcrib challenge anyone?
to 11t1 and anyone else unfamiliar with rails it is short for ruby on rails. ruby on rails is an AWESOME new web development platform/language/whatever.
basically its like this, maybe you already use php/mysql or asp or something.
maybe you don't get into the backend side of things at all and just sling html/xml/css
rubyonrails is kinda like someone went to the future to see what people were using to develop for the web and brought it back with them. its basically the ruby programming language extended to serve web/xml/ajax/whatever. it takes care of the whole database connection side of things and wraps the sql queries so you don't have to mess around with all the open connection run this long obscure query, close the connection. instead you can basically say something like:
@posts = Post.find(:all, :conditions => [section = ?, "blogs"], :order => "date_added DESC")
to get a list of every blog on a site like this from the database.
it already has your mysql db name, username and password in a config file. it knows to look in the posts table because of the Post.find part, its just smart like that.
other than the links zanf posted i have to recommend why's poignant guide to ruby. its a really good read, its free, it explains a lot about ruby.
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