Ruby and the power of gems

Lately I have been using more and more gems for my diverse Rails projects and gigs (shameless plug: if you are looking for a Rails guy, I’m your guy!), from authlogic to the youtube-g wrapper without forgetting devise or paperclip in the middle just to name a few! I’…

On learning stuff

How do we learn stuff? Some of us do so by reading a book, then re-reading till it somehow gets in their brain while others learn by practicing as they go. I am part of the latter group, I taught myself PHP and, more recently, Ruby/Rails using this technique.…

Release the kraken!

Well, not really much of kraken but more of a source code release. I decided to put podil on github, because viva la open source right? Sure the code is dirty, and noobish, and nasty, etc. But doesn't matter. I, hopefully, have learned much since then! Anyways, enough talking. Here…

Week 1 - JavaScript

Questions What is a type, and why do you think types are useful in writing programs?Why do we lose precision when performing operations with decimal numbers in JavaScript? Can you think of a few implications of why this would be a problem?Do you understand why the following operation…

HotBook Or how to learn Algorithms

So as you all know, a few weeks ago I have decided to learn me some algorithms! Well I didn't forget this goal of mine and I'm currently working on an app based around a chess algorithm (haven't chosen one yet, still building the basics at this point). But the…

P2PU Javascript: 101

This is my application for P2PU Javascript: 101. After watching this lecture, I have to admit that i feel some relief at the news that Douglas Crockford says there is only one "good" JavaScript book (JavaScript: The Definitive Guide) as I have been struggling with a lot of books for…

Introducing...podil!

Showed it to 4 ~ 5 person already, they played with it and said they liked so I figured I might as well set it free even though I missed the deadline of the IndexTank "Holiday Hack" (lack of planning, I had no real use for their search engine at the…

Progress

First of all, I'd like to wish a happy belated new year to everyone! Hope you guys had fun and started the year well, I know I did with my family dropping in on me..even though it slowed down my programming progresses. Oh well, it's all good: It helped…