Fri 22 Apr 2011 at 8:05 AM
"A repository of primary source documents and a tool for document-based investigative reporting." ... "Ruby (Rails, Sinatra) and JavaScript. We're using Tesseract for OCR and OpenCalais for entity extraction."
Sat 22 May 2010 at 1:39 AM
TableSetter is a Ruby app that provides an easy way to present CSVs hosted locally or remotely (e.g. on google, etc) in custom HTML.
puppet - Trac
Thu 5 Nov 2009 at 11:52 PM
"Puppet lets you perform normal administrative tasks (such as adding users, installing packages, and updating server configurations) on any number of systems, even if those systems are running completely different operating systems."
Ruby at ThoughtWorks
Sun 6 Sep 2009 at 2:38 PM
Several interesting points, here's two: 1) yes, Ruby is slow, but that's irrelevant since most apps are I/O bound, and most performance bottlenecks are database access. In exceptional cases, horizontal scalability (easy addition of new hardware) can make up for it. 2) "We've been also big fans of using JRuby for deployments. JRuby allows people to use the standard Java Web-App stack, which can make it much easier to deal with in many corporate settings. Mingle has also used this approach to make it easier to install for customers. Indeed the Mingle team does all its development with the MRI but deploys to JRuby. They do this because the faster startup time of the MRI makes it quicker to develop on." jobs index
Tue 13 Mar 2007 at 3:41 AM
Agile tools in Ruby and Python
Thu 1 Feb 2007 at 12:51 PM
I spent a few months at the end of last year working on a Ruby on Rails project. While I constantly found myself longing for Python, I did appreciate the extent to which RoR carried certain best practices–among them an MVC architecture and Test-Driven Development–to an extreme, baking them into the framework. The following table [...]
ferret - Trac
Sun 5 Nov 2006 at 5:16 PM
"Ferret is a high-performance, full-featured text search engine library written for Ruby. It is inspired by Apache Lucene Java project."
The Xapian Project
Wed 1 Nov 2006 at 11:23 AM
"Xapian is an Open Source Search Engine Library, released under the GPL. It's written in C++, with bindings to allow use from Perl, Python, PHP, Java, Tcl, C#, and Ruby (so far!)"
Setting up CIA with Rails and Subversion
Tue 17 Oct 2006 at 2:17 PM
the Continuous Integration Automater for Rails
"Payment is used to process credit cards and electronic cash through merchant accounts."
"Simple RSS is a simple, flexible, extensible, and liberal RSS and Atom reader for Ruby. It is designed to be backwards compatible with the standard RSS parser, but will never do RSS generation."
Fri 22 Sep 2006 at 4:49 PM
"Cerberus is a Continuous Builder software. Cerberus could be periodically run from scheduler and check if application tests are broken. If it happens then Cerberus will send notification to developers. Cerberus perfectly works both on Windows and *nix pl
Active Merchant - Trac
Tue 5 Sep 2006 at 2:47 PM
Active Merchant is a payment abstraction library sponsored by jadedPixel and written by Tobias Luetke and contributors. Its currently in production use in Shopify, the project which spawned the library. The aim is to create a rails estique payment proces

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