- Web based sprite generator – here
This also makes the generated sprite really small which is great if you care about page load times. A Ruby+ImageMagick sprite generator might also be a good thing to build.
- Cool way of detecting if a file is UTF-8 enconded using Ruby+IConv – here
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“Is there an onReady() for AJAX events?”
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“Daemon best practices in Ruby?”
- We haven’t tried DaemonKit
- SimpleDaemon is what we currently use, which we suspect of interfering with monit (had problems with multiple instances starting, and process not starting upon reboot).
- A couple of people suggested looking at Daemonize
- Always monitor daemons with sanity checks (e.g. memory usage); use Monit or God
- Roll your own?
cut doesn’t handle strange characters in large (5GB) text file, are there other unix commands for text file manipulation that are utf-8 compliant?”
- Try using
hexdump to figure out what the weird characters are
UPDATE 01/14/2009: Chad’s corrections
- Using ‘require’ explicitly interferes with class reloading in Rails
Frederick Cheung discusses this in more detail here. This might be related to the Selenium + class reloading issues some pivots have experienced in recent weeks. The alternative is to rely on Rails automagic loading or ‘require_dependency’.
- acts_as_fu makes writing database independent tests for models is easier
Props to pivot Pat Nakajima for creating acts_as_fu.