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Cloud Controller is the primary API through which third parties interact with Runtime; it encapsulates the myriad internal services that take a user from ‘cf push’ to a running application. Both the Pivotal Developer Console (the web application that ships … Read more
Exceptional purchased Airbrake
APIs are different, is there a clear winner?
No clear winner -- errbit is an open source solution that uses the airbrake gem.
The only logical explanation we have for the bug with update_attributes failing silently is that we migrated without restarting. We speculate that some dynos had cached the old schema and never got the update (before restarting).
If you use the CSS
text-transform: uppercase property on some content that you wish to test with
expected there to be content "NOV" in "NOV 8, 2012 — DEC 8, 2012"
We're working on a feature where a user can reply to emails. We want to trust the "From:" field to identify the user, but aren't sure how to set everything up properly.
We're using SendGrid's "Parse API" to receive the emails, and it tells us that we get an spf 'permerror' when sending from pivotallabs.com, but not from regular gmail.com or hotmail.com. What gives?
SPF only authenticates the envelope domain, so headers can't be trusted. DKIM has the option to auth specific headers, so you may be able to trust DKIM.
New with Rspec 2.12, rspec mocks now have the ability to call through to the original implementation.
asserts that banana.split was called, and also executes banana.split
ACCORDING TO YEHUDA ... if you are maintaining a GEM
git rm --cached Gemfile.lock echo "Gemfile.lock" >> .gitignore git add .gitignore git ci -m "Remove Gemfile.lock -- cf. http://yehudakatz.com/2010/12/16/clarifying-the-roles-of-the-gemspec-and-gem"
(this advice may be controversial)
The heroku_san gem used to depend on the Heroku CLI gem, 'heroku' which has been sunsetted in favor of the Heroku Toolbelt. What's a reliable way of including this dependency in the gem library?
Ward Cunningham, inventor of the Wiki, has been working on a sequel called "Smallest Federated Wiki". It's packed with novel ideas about collaboration, markup, mobile emphasis, etc.
Best resources so far: Presentation at RealTimeConf http://vimeo.com/52637141
patch 327 is avail. for Ruby: http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2012/11/09/ruby19-hashdos-cve-2012-5371/
rails 3.2.9 is out this morning: https://github.com/rails/rails/tree/3-2-stable
Q: How can I plot thousands of points on a Google Map without said map being undraggable? A: It may make sense to use Google's HeatMap API after the number of plotted points exceeds 500. Other strategies are discussed here: Handling Large Amounts of Markers in Google Maps
Using ReCSS with Sass. If you happen to be using SASS you can still make use of awesome ReCSS bookmarklets (including one by Pivotal's own Erik Hanson) by using the compass command line tool and watching your project for changes. Totally rad!
Ruby Enterprise Edition Is awesome, if you use the garbage collection tweaks. One team installed it and saw a 50% savings in their test suite running times -- over 15 minutes! Combined with parallel spec it can be a real winner. If you're on Leopard, you may need to install the version from Oct 2009, as the latest fails with a Marshall.load error on install. 2 legit!
All your RubyMine problems can be fixed! By reverting to RubyMine 1.1.1. At least if your problems are: inconsistent functionality with the merge tool, and RubyMine occasionally refusing to recognize spec files correctly. That's def!
Spring Forward this Sunday to save the daylight, and terrorize the programmers. Thanks a lot, farmers-slash-botanists. WORD Y'ALL. I'M OUT.
A Pivot found that when spec_rails is loaded, the superclass of spec suites changes to ActiveSupport::TestCase, instead of ExampleGroup (which, in this case, had a number of useful and necessary methods added to it). 
This carefully named plugin provides really nice sql-console-style formatting for ActiveRecord queries made from the irb console. I'm going to install it right away so I can pretend I still remember how to write MySQL queries by hand!
 I was working on a brilliant analogy that referenced Dick Dastardly and Muttley here, but I totally failed. Still, Wacky Races was totally rad, right? Radder than sneakily replacing superclasses, anyhow.
Fixjour blows up on validations for associated models
Two Pivots experienced this problem on separate projects. The general consensus was that generating objects with correct associations can be difficult. FactoryGirl was recommended as a fixture plugin that handles this problem particularly well. It was also suggested that rolling your own object mothers was trivial (fisticuffs ensued).
Timeout.rb raises an exception to kill child threads; it so happens that this exception can be caught, and possibly swallowed. This is truly a Noid to be avoided at all costs.
When Paperclip cannot find
identify in the path, it will raise an error that suggests it has been called with incorrect arguments. This is a bold-faced lie.
One Pivot remarked that these tests should really be mocking Paperclip in the first place, which seems an appropriate response to dishonesty.
Date.parse('Sep 9 2009 11:00:00 PST');
Date.parse('Sep 9 2009 11:00:00 PDT');
new fleegix.date.Date('9/9/2009 11:00:00', 'America/Los_Angeles');
This is arguably more useful than Daylight Savings Time itself.
Two Pivots experienced an issue where RightScale was caching their connection to Amazon upon creation. This led to the connection start time parameter getting further and further out of date until Amazon failed to accept the upload with a 'Request Time Too Skewed' error. No workaround was discussed, but it was roundly decided that any error with the word "Skewed" in it is pretty awesome. 
 Well, according to Wikipedia, so it might as well have been Ron Paul for all we know.
 aaaaaand rimshot.
 Not really.
Two Pivots heroically removed some deprecated extensions and rake tasks from the Pivotal Core Bundle. Do not be surprised if your favorite code jams (like cancel_default_validates_associated class method) disappear next time you pull.
mv file.tgz *will move all files in the current path into the last file or directory it can find.
If for some reason you do not want this to happen, it is recommended that you always specify a destination when moving files.
To help you remember this protip, here's a totally worthless analogy that involves automobiles: would you get into a cab without telling the driver where you wanted to go?
No, you would not, because he would take you to IHOP, and you hate pancakes. You wanted to go to Waffle House, which is unfortunate, because the nearest Waffle House is in Nevada.