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Ruby Tips & Tricks (part 1)

Posted in November 2014 

Every day I use a huge number of different Ruby features and I take them for granted. It's not until you are thrown into the world of PHP or vanilla...

Uploading files in your Rails application

Posted on Monday 

Uploading files into your Rails application has never been easier, and with the a wealth of useful gems around to help there's no better time to be working with files.

How to install Staytus from scratch

Posted last Saturday 

Staytus is the open source publishing platform that I developed last year when we needed something simple to help us communicate with our customers when issues arise with our service....

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IconJar ‑ I love icons again

Posted yesterday 

Over the last 15 years I have bought many thousands of icons through a number of channels - directly from the designer, backing projects on Kickstarter or using subscription services...

Seamless socket server restarts in Ruby

Posted on Wednesday 

We utilise a variety of custom socket servers to support our applications. Most of our apps have at least one. We write RPC servers to interact with repository storage in...

Resizing your uploaded images

Posted on Tuesday 

A couple of days ago I wrote about uploading attachments and in this tutorial I'm going to look at doing some processing on those attachments once they have been uploaded....

Running Ruby apps in production

Posted in October 2016 

Over the last few months, I’ve been working on a number of Ruby applications which have a requirement to run a few different types of process — web servers, workers, crons — in order...

Creating an IPv6 network with an EdgeRouter

Posted in December 2015 

We’ve been using IPv6 for quite a while now on the aTech and Viaduct networks however my home ISP doesn’t support IPv6 natively. As you can imagine, this is quite...

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