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Sending email: Controllers versus Models
While reviewing some code recently, I came across controller code that resembled the following. if @customer.save CustomerMailer.deliver_welcome_message(@customer) flash[:message] = "Your account has been successfully created. We've sent y
Using BETWEEN for SQL comparisons
Recently, Carlos, suggested that I should start sharing some basic SQL tips that help with performance and/or general usage. I recently came across some code that I didn’t like to read and/or write. For example, let’s take the following&#
Launching Ruby on Rails projects, the video
For those of you who didn’t make it to Rails Underground in July to witness my mind-blowing talk, Launching Ruby on Rails projects , it appears that Skills Matter has finally posted a video of it online. :-) The sound levels are really low&#
Planet Argon Podcast, Episode 3: How We Manage Bugs
Earlier this week, we published Episode 3 of the Planet Argon Podcast. In this latest episode we responded to one of the ideas someone in the audience asked on this brainstormr, which was, “How do you manage bugs?” We had a round table
Tracking Google Analytics events in development environment with GoogleAnalyticsProxy
As mentioned in a recent article1, I’ve been diving deep into Google Analytics lately while working on a few client projects. We’re aiming to use much more of the features of Google Analytics and have been hitting some roadblocks with the
Planet Argon Podcast, Episode 2: The Letter Scotch
Earlier this week our new podcast was approved and is now available in the Apple iTunes Store. We’re also soliciting topic ideas for future episodes on brainstormr. We posted Episode 2, The Letter Scotch, yesterday for your enjoyment. In thi
Planet Argon Podcast, Episode 1: Shin Splints
We’re currently waiting to get our new podcast approved by Apple, but have uploaded episode 1 to tumblr in the meantime. In this short episode, we cover the following topics: Authlogic Machinist Faker LESS (for CSS) Textorize
Email twice. Four months later
It’s been just over four months since I posted about my experiment, Email. Twice daily. No more, no less. where I shared my plans to restrict myself to checking email only twice a day at designated times. In the post, I had hinted at sharing my
RailsOnPg released
Hello fellow PostgreSQL and Ruby on Rails geeks, Alexander Tretyakov (twitter) recently released a plugin for Ruby on Rails, which extends migrations and provides you with the ability to create. Functions (pg docs) Triggers (pg docs) View
Tracking AJAX-driven events in Ruby on Rails for Google Analytics conversion goals
Tracking your KPI’s is extremely important in your online venture. At a minimum, you should be using something like Google Analytics to track conversions in your application. Setting up goals is actually quite simple, especially if you’re

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