Ruby on Rails

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Github Hacker Spotlights Huge Security Flaw

Github’s been hacked. VentureBeat’s Ben Popper writes: Github, the service that many professional programmers use to store their work and collaborate on coding, was hacked over the weekend. A young Russian named Egor Homakov showcased a loophole in Github that would allow anyone to commit to the master copy of a project, meaning they could alter or delete the source code. But when his account was suspended by Github, a furious argument broke among developers out about his intentions. Was he… continue…

Rails Console on Cloud Foundry: A Closer Look

Cloud Foundry
Cloud Foundry now offers a Platform as a Service that lets you choose the framework you want to use, the services that you want, and deploy them on AWS, Rackspace, etc. It’s an open source product built on Ruby. That means that we can extend, change and  overwrite by just forking the project on Github and also–why not?–send a pull request for our awesome new feature. The goal of Cloud Foundry is remove anyone between the developer and the production… continue…

Ruby on Rails is Our New Talent Community

Ruby on Rails Dice Talent Community
Ruby On Rails is the focus of our newest Dice Talent Community, a place where you’ll find articles, resources and discussions to help you learn RoR and hone your skills. The community’s hosted by Pedro Visintin, the CTO of Pedro started as a developer working with most mainstream technologies for Web development, and was a lead developer and designer of one of the most advanced home banking platforms at Banco Galicia. After working as a software architect in the… continue…

Jimmy Wales on RoR

Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales says he’s boning up on Ruby on Rails for family reasons. He tells the New York Times that right now he’s reading… …Ruby on Rails 3 Tutorial — a book about Web programming. Ruby is a programming language, and Rails is a whole suite of prewritten software components that you can use to quickly create a highly functional Web site. The original version of Twitter was put together with Ruby on Rails. My 11-year-old daughter is… continue…

Fundamentals of Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails locomotive
Ruby on Rails is a full-stack, open-source Web framework used for writing real-world applications with more simplicity and less code than most XML frameworks. As the official RoR  web site says, it’s “an open-source web framework that’s optimized for programmer happiness and sustainable productivity. It lets you write beautiful code by favoring convention over configuration.” The happiness comes from Rails’s sustainable and productive approach to Web development. In 2005, when Rails was introduced, available frameworks were complicated to setup and… continue…

Here’s a Sample Resume for a Ruby on Rails Developer

Writing a resume is hard enough without getting hung up on the format. So, here’s a sample geared toward folks who want to showcase their Ruby on Rails experience. Every resume is different, of course, but this is a good starting point if you’re working on organizing yours. See the sample resume here.