Update: whilst this post is still useful, I now recommend that people use rvm to manage their gems, which makes the following post redundant as rvm allows you to quickly and easily delete gemsets at will. If you haven’t started using it yet, why not?
Today I found myself needing to uninstall all the gems installed on my system. As I didn’t want to uninstall each gem by hand (there was quite a long list) I started poking about for options in the gem command. Unfortunately the ruby gems tool does not have an option to uninstall all gems at once, so something else was required. Enter a bit of command line magic! Continue reading
This post is a short one and is as much a note to myself as anyone else. I have used this essential command many times in the past, but I use it so infrequently I always have to go and look it up when I come to need it. This post will be much quicker for me to find 🙂
Sometimes you find that you need to make a change to a file (often a config file) that makes sense for your local development environment, but Continue reading
I am a big proponent of Web Applications, and I think the benefits are so clear that I am sometimes taken aback when I encounter people who want to develop Desktop applications. It is times like these when I realise that not everyone has been drinking the same kool-aid as I have 🙂 Continue reading
One of the neat things that Dealush allows it’s users to do is to automatically tweet sales when they are listed. A key part of the tweet is a link back to the sale listing on Dealush. If your have heard of twitter you probably know Continue reading
My brother wrote me an email recently saying “You should make a game like Angry Birds, it’s so simple and they make heaps of money”. Hmm… Continue reading
It’s no secret that I prefer to work on a time and materials basis. When I work t&m I like to use a sliding rate. The actual rate a client gets charged slides up and down the scale based on my current commitments and the urgency of the clients project. Need the project done in a hurry? Continue reading