There’s been 575 downloads of my new gem, domain_name_validator, in the last month. I’m pretty pleased with the reception.
John Mair has an excellent article on pry, the IRB alternative, and the various gems that are available to augment its functionality. Interesting stuff.
I architected on the Exchanges Connect Online Video Contest for the Department of State. The Case Study for this project is now available on Amazon Web Services.
David de Florinier and Gojko Adzic have done a great service by providing a free online book about Cucumber, a tool for Behavior Driven Development (BDD) that has become widely used in the Ruby, Java and .NET comunities. It’s available in PDF form, or can be read online. Check it out today!
Note: (2017/08/24) The link has been removed because it’s no longer active. Apparently, it now points to a dating web site of some sort.
My company, MetroStar Systems, just a launched a new product called Votridea. It’s a contest platform, generalized from our ExchangesConnect online video contest, that can foster brand awareness, build social communities and promote innovation.
The BBC has decided to re-design their web site. This blog entry provides in-depth details about the whole design process, as the BBC rebuilds its entire online digital image. There are some nice insights here. Check it out.
Finally got AWStats working for this blog site. I’ve already got SiteMeter (the free version), which provides one view of the site’s traffic, but it will be interesting to contrast this with the more detailed view provided by AWStats.