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What is ActiveRecord?

Friday November 30, 2012
ActiveRecord is a very important part of Ruby on Rails, but what is it really?  You may know it's something to do with the database, or something that does the ... Read More

Reddit Clone in Rails Part 2: Posts

Thursday November 29, 2012
In part 2 of this series, we continue making our clone of the site Reddit.com in Ruby on Rails by adding a Posts model.  We use the scaffold generator to ... Read More

Creating a Reddit Clone in Ruby on Rails: Part 1

Thursday November 29, 2012
Reddit.  If you're a redditor, then you know what I'm talking about.  If not, Reddit can be most simply summed up as a social news site.  You submit links, and ... Read More

What's New in Ruby 2.0.0?

Thursday November 29, 2012
Ruby 2.0 is here (sort of, a preview release is here)!  What's new?  What do you need to know about? Put simply, there are a lot of new things, but there ... Read More

Using Git with Ruby

Thursday November 29, 2012
Git is a source code control system.  But wait, if you're using systems like Subversion or even CVS, Git is nothing like this.  It's much easier, it's much more convenient, ... Read More

New to Ruby 2.0: Keyword Arguments

Tuesday November 27, 2012
"Wait," you say, "I'm sure I've seen keyword arguments in Ruby before!"  But no, you haven't.  Or you have, depending on how you look at it.  The Ruby developers hacked ... Read More

New to Ruby 2.0: Refinements

Tuesday November 20, 2012
Feel free to patch monkeys to your heart's content, because as of Ruby 2.0 it can be done in a safe manner. Refinements are a way to implement monkeypatches in ... Read More

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