Ruby on Training Wheels

A Weblog for Ruby and Rubyists.

On the Internals of CanCan

Sometimes we forget that Ruby on Rails is in fact built on … Ruby. In this post, I want to explore the CanCan gem to see how it works its magic.

Sugar in Your Coffee

JavaScript hurtin’ your Ruby-biased mind? Maybe a little coffee ‘n sugar is all you need!

When it comes to improving upon JavaScript, we have plenty of choices. Here I look at two of them: CoffeeScript and SugarJS.

WordPress vs. MVC

Or: What Pretty Models Say About You

In which I offer insight on the differences in data-model between the WordPress and MVC-like frameworks such as Rails, what led to them, and the implications for developing in them.