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Suggestions for Rails 3 Newbee

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

The Joy of Rails I wrote this list/post as I worked through Rails 3 as a newbee (not new to systems, development – just new to Rails 3.)  I am working through The Ruby on Rails 3 Tutorial and touching on issues/resolutions as I encounter them.  Note that as a Newbee my comments/solutions may not Continue reading →

Installing Rails 3.1 – sample_app_3_1

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Rails 3 Sample Application This is simply one of those problems you may not see – especially if you have some sort of ‘standard OS build’ for a development server. >> gem list rails *** LOCAL GEMS *** rails (3.0.1, 3.0.0) >> which rails /usr/local/rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290@rails3tutorial/bin/rails >> gem install rails –version 3.1.0 Fetching: multi_json-1.0.3.gem (100%) Fetching: Continue reading →

VirtualBox on the ‘Rocks’

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Rocks is an OS + tools clustering solution that requires front-end and compute nodes with ~1GB of RAM and 30GB of disk.  I decided to give Rocks a whirl using VirtualBox – no real need but it does provide an opportunity to explore some current HPC/clustering solutions. ** Since this post is my reaction to Continue reading →

VirtualBox – Security Tools – running Live CDs

Friday, March 12th, 2010

VirtualBox Security Tools – testing or installing Live CD images as virtual machines I noted that this seems to be a popular approach for VMWare images and decided to try a few tools out using VirtualBox.   As with any such ‘security solution’ you should carefully evaluate the tools that you allow (or the OS builds that Continue reading →

Zena – Rails CMS & VDI Playground

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

CMS=Content Management System Rails = Ruby on Rails – a development framework using the Ruby language, Active Record, and Restful programming. VDI – virtual disk image (Sun Virtualbox virtual machine solution) Zena is described as a state of the art CMS “with a focus on usability, ease of customization and web 2.0 goodness (application like Continue reading →

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