At last year's Drupalcon in Denver there was an excellent session called Delivering Drupal. It had to do with the oftentimes painful process of deploying a website to web servers.
To begin, I would describe myself as all three of the things in the title of this post. In the past I’ve struggled with weight and food cravings. The main problem isn’t usually overeating if you have a sedentary lifestyle, but rather the fact that you aren’t moving, exercising, or eating as well as many oth
If you've heard of VMWare and virtualization, you might be confused when you visit VMWare and see 100 different products offered. I know I am. If you're a web developer and want to easily cut through the noise, use VirtualBox by Oracle. It's an open source alternative for virtualization and it does pretty much anything you need as a web developer that wants to spin up an environment for testing on your own computer. It also works on both Windows and Mac computers.
If you're a CSS fan like I am, you've no doubt heard of CSS preprocessors such as SASS and LESS already. I see LESS mentioned more often outside of the Rails world, which really shouldn't be the case. I feel like LESS has more overhead in the site/app itself, and is thus slower.
I've been looking for ways to simplify my CSS development constantly. I recently made the switch to using Compass/SASS full time in all of my projects due to its simplicity and more importantly the fact that you can create a base template for all of the wild CSS3 effects that require 5 different lines for each browser.
I have completed my first real Ruby on Rails app and it's in production. The app answers a problem I have at work: individuals ask me to format newsletter templates all the time and it breaks up my day too often. It's called Newsletter Maker.
PayPal is a great convenience for me and a lot of others. Unfortunately, their website user experience sucks. Why do I need to search Google to find the pages I need on PayPal.com?
If you're selling online and have PayPal buttons created, you better bookmark the "My Saved Buttons" page, otherwise you're going to need to go five pages deep and find this small link when you want to get back to the list:
I’ve been an MMORPG player for years. I started with Star Wars: Galaxies and dabbled in others like Anarchy Online and Final Fantasy XI in the early 2000s. I leveled to 80 in Age of Conan (yeah...).
Having recently started development with Android, I noticed that the emulator takes ages to load up initially. My original thought was that testing a change would take a very long time. However, this is not the case. If you launch an emulator from the Eclipse SDK, you must remember not to close the emulator window. When you make changes and relaunch the application your changes will automatically be installed on the existing emulator. This is something that wasn't completely obvious to me when I started.