Reset iOS Simulator With a Rake Task
A slight annoyance while developing with RubyMotion is having to reset the iOS Simulator. It is quite frustrating to use a mouse sometimes to perform a repetitive task, so I thought it would be nice to simplify that to run it in a command line.
Time to Market
In the world of software development, time-to-market is the driving force of the business.
Ember Example Applications
Here is a list of Ember's example applications. I will be updating this list as I find new prototypes.
- Ember Todos
- Simple Bindings
- Ember Todos by Tom Dale and Addy Osmani
Sublime Text 2 Is Awesome
I forgot to mention that I have recently switched my text editor to Sublime Text 2.
The editor is rails friendly and much needed VI extension is available through VintageEx.
Other cool extensions for Sublime Text 2 include: HTML2Halm, CoffeeScript, Coffee Compile… and you can find more packages here.
I've been using git for versioning for some time now. But for those of you who are starting out and want to jump right into it, Codeschool has a nice online class for you: http://try.github.com/
CoffeeScript: A New Way of Looking
You could say CoffeeScript goes hand in hand with Ruby on Rails development. Here is a quick and nice syntax intro to CoffeeScript.
Data Scraping With Ruby
If you are looking for a way to scrape data off of websites that do not have an API, here is a simple how-to video for it.
Data scraping is the process of extracting data from output that was originally intended for humans. A web page is an example of output originally intended for humans in contrast to an API intended for use by other programs.</p>
Nokogiri is a Ruby Gem that extracts data from web pages using CSS selectors. Additionally, it provides methods to help parse (make sense of) the results. The use of CSS selectors allows you to easily target the data you wish to extract from a URL.