HTML safe and escaped text in a rails view

In my skilling up in Rails application I was wanting to add in the feature to allow a user's comment/post, if it contained a URL, to make that URL clickable. A fairly simple change but one with a bit of a trick on Rails as it turns out. My first attempt was fairly straight forward. … Continue reading HTML safe and escaped text in a rails view

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VIM and my configuration

As with most vim users above beginner I used to have my customised vimrc file.  Since being off vim for a while and changing machines a couple of times, I now can't find where I had stored my previously developed vimrc file so I'm building a new one.  Also in common with many other developers … Continue reading VIM and my configuration

Going live with my test application

I've been building a sample web site/application in Ruby on Rails.  I've been following the, what I think is, rather excellent tutorial by Micheal Hartl.  I've finished the base tutorial and am now looking to expand the site with some improvements and fixes I think it needs and then use it as a base to … Continue reading Going live with my test application

Psychos and code

I was researching a programming issue today and came across this fantastic quote from a usenet post in 1991, still good advice today: “Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.  Code for readability.” - John F Woods For those who may … Continue reading Psychos and code

If people were programming languages … again

Well that's weird. I took a quiz back in 2009 and was personality matched to the programming language COBOL (old and stodgy but reliable).  I came across the link and had another go and this time I got: Which Programming Language are You? And what's wierd is that I'm currently working in PHP. Ain't that … Continue reading If people were programming languages … again