GemAWeek Design Contest
Me: Guess what.
Me: GemAWeek is having a site design contest!
You: Holy crap, that’s awesome! I want in on this one.
Me: Wait just a second. There are a couple of things you need to be privy to first.
You: Ugh. Lay it on me.
Me: The rules:
- The contest will run until 8 September 2011 and unless I have not chosen a winner.
- Submissions should be in the form of Photoshop PSD or Fireworks PNG files (sorry GIMP people but I ain’t dealing with compatibility issues). Please make sure to use layers and label them semantically.
- If you want to improve the logo, please get my permission first.
- All submissions will be property of GemAWeek and may not be used on any other site. I reserve the right to use/modify the layout as I wish.
You: Sounds great. What’s in it for me?
Me: You get ad space (300x250) for the life of the layout. You also get priority if/when we want to update the layout. I will also give you a mention and mad props for three shows after the new site goes live.
You: Cool. Where do I send my entry.
Me: All entries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line “<name> - GemAWeek Design Contest”. Good Luck!
GemAWeek Episode 8 - Rubinius Day
This week’s episode is a little different. In celebration of Rubinius Day, I wanted to show how easy it is to create a gem and used Rubinius to do so. This is based on Steve Klabnik’s presentation called Teachmehowtomakearubygem.
Update: Just realized this should be Episode 8 instead of 9. I apologize for any confusion and have updated the post.
I haven’t published a new episode yet because I’ve had recording issues. I’m trying to make sure the quality is good and feel that I need to start over this episode from scratch. Should have it up later this week.
GemAWeek Episode 3 - Capybara
I did this screencast a couple weeks ago as an audition for Code School. It’s a bit longer than the other GemAWeek episodes but I wanted to include it on here. Capybara aims to simplify the process of integration testing Rack applications, such as Rails, Sinatra or Merb. Capybara simulates how a real user would interact with a web application. It is agnostic about the driver running your tests and currently comes with Rack::Test and Selenium support built in. HtmlUnit and env.js are supported through external gems.
GemAWeek Episode 2 - Active Admin
Active Admin is a framework for creating administration style interfaces. It abstracts common business application patterns to make it simple for developers to implement beautiful and elegant interfaces with very little effort.
Update 14 June 2011:
In the video I hinted that this could be used with Mongoid. As of right now, that feature is on the roadmap but is not there yet.