I was advised to use RVM to manage Ruby on the Mac. Sign up as an Apple developer Download and install XCode Follow the instructions for installing RVM. Install RVM by executing $ bash < <( curl http://rvm.beginrescueend.com/releases/rvm-install-head ) in … Continue reading
Ruby gems and Windows don’t always get on – only try doing Rails projects on a Windows 7 machine if you’re feeling brave. Downloads: RubyMine RubyInstaller for Windows (contains RubyGems, so you don’t need to download the gems separately) In … Continue reading
Short and sweet, this post. PIE.htc makes it easy to persuade IE to render some CSS3 effects – including border-radius and box-shadow.
I’ve played with Cucumber testing for a Ruby on Rails project, and I wanted to be able to a) automate and b) document some complex scenario testing for one of my ASP.NET MVC apps. I downloaded SpecFlow 1.5 and NUnit … Continue reading
ColorZilla – plugin for Firefox, I find the eyedropper very useful Color Converter – displays the colour as well as providing the code in different formats colorbrewer2.org – great for colour schemes for charts as well as maps, includes colorblind-safe … Continue reading
SELECT FullTextServiceProperty(‘IsFullTextInstalled’) This will return 1 if the service is installed.
SELECT OneTable.col1, OneTable.col2, STUFF ( ( SELECT ‘ ‘ + mt.col1 FROM ManyTable mt WHERE mt.foreignkeycol = OneTable.primarykeycol FOR xml path(”) ), 1, 1, ” ) AS concatenatedcol FROM OneTable Note: remember the ” in the inner SELECT statement, otherwise … Continue reading
Welcome to my software development blog. It’s intended mainly as a reminder to me as to how I’ve solved problems, but I hope others out there might find it useful too.