Tuesday, April 21, 2015
On Monday I published an update to XML Selector. This release (0.3.0) involved some significant refactoring and makes three important changes:
Friday, April 3, 2015
A few weeks ago I found myself needing to make some changes to a legacy system. I wanted to add some tests to check my changes, and because that system had very few tests written for it, I also wound up doing some work on the test tooling. A lot of what I needed to
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Sunday, April 22, 2012
I recently implemented jQuery File Upload on a site as a replacement for an older, considerably more bloated file upload component they had been using. There were a couple of not immediately obvious issues I ran into, and I thought I’d write them up here quickly in case it saves anyone else some time.
Friday, August 14, 2009
PHP conveniently offers the function
parse_ini_file, which allows you to load settings stored in the same format as php.ini. File parsing is fast (on my machine loading a handful of settings takes about 1/10th the time of using DOM or SimpleXML to parse the equivalent information in an XML file), and the format is both
Monday, August 3, 2009
The topic of security vulnerabilities exposed through
attributes= in ActiveRecord::Base recently came up on the SF Ruby Meetup list. The related blog entry can be found here. It’s an important question about Rails, and one that a little information can help clarify what to worry about and what not to worry about.