Links for 7-19

The various shiny objects that caught my eye lately.

11 Ways of Staying Focused - Probably my biggest challenge, I need all the help I can get.

Top 14 Stumbling Blocks for New Businesses - Some of this I’ve seen elsewhere, but there’s soom good points in here.

What is a Wiki - And How to Use One for Your Project - I know what a wiki is, but this is a good introduction on how to leverage them for projects.

The Four-Day Week Challenge - Cutting back to a four day work week. It’s a great idea, but I don’t think my boss is going to go for that :)

Rails Manual - Just like http://api.rubyonrails.org, except the interface doesn’t completely suck eggs.

Rails Tips - The extremely prolific Peter Cooper (seriously, does he sleep?) releases something new, Rails Tips, which although part of the previously mentioned Ruby Inside site, is actually a completely separate site, with a number of useful tips. Seems similar to his Snippets site, but limited to Rails stuff.

6/23 Ruby & Rails Links

A few links that caught my eye today:

An introduction to Ruby on Rails for DB2 developers - Nice article if you’re a DB2 user and want to know what the fuss is about. Written by Edd Dumbill.

Ruby-Gnome2 Website - Appears to be a decent GUI toolkit for Ruby. I wish someone would get QT’s Ruby bindings working on Windows. The thing I miss most about Python is PyQT.

Sapphire in Steel: The Little Book of Ruby - Nice introduction to Ruby with plenty of code samples, in PDF form.

Ruby Cookbook - The Perl Cookbook, ported to Ruby.

Ruby Inside - A great new blog by Peter Cooper, focused solely on Ruby. The last two items came from this site. I don’t know how he finds all these cool links.

Configuring Rails Environments - The Cheat Sheet - Now you can find out what all of those neat settings in config/environments/* are.