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If you are using capybara-webkit gem that you should install QT 4.7+, if you need to use pushState/replaceState. Also defining those functions with mock implementations is another good solution.
Guard with spork takes away a lot of the pain of using spork. Use the gem guard-spork which takes care of building you a sample guardfile. It takes care of restarting the appropriate framework you have in use be it test unit, rspec or cucumber.
Matt Aimonetti is part of the Merb team.
You need reliability
Every p0rn star needs a trick
Why aren't you a porn star now? Because of RDBMS
What does RDBMS have problems?
What other kinds of approaches can we use?
Distributed Hash Table
Some other projects: Project Voldemort, Tokyo Cabinet, Redis
It is a project written in Erlang by Apache. It uses spider monkey.
Can be used as a key/value store. Can also put data in a schema-less store, format your data as a JSON object and dump the whole thing into the db
CouchDB comes with a nice web interface called Futon that lets you inspect your database and its contents.
CouchDB is de-centralized. You can do replication between multiple masters.
Optimized for the web, more reads than writes.
Using CouchRest Everything is a JSON object.
You can define properties so you get an attribute reader/writer, and do document.attr
There is no SQL in CouchDB, you do queries like Card.first, Card.all, Card.get('matt_aiomonetti')
The problem is trying to map documents into Object-Oriented languages, but it doesn't always work. If you have dependent objects (such as Card and Address), then you tell CouchDB to cast it as something.
property :questions, :cast_as > ['Question']
save_callback :before, :generate_slug_from_title
Relationships can be done, but you have to decide how to do it, and there are a lot of ways.
Q: Can you use couchdb with objects that have attributes that change often?
A: Yes you can use it.
Q: There are many ways to do relationships. Can you give an example?
A: Blog has an article with many comments. You can make one doc that is an article, and you can add comments. Problem is you need to send the whole document that increases risk of conflicts. So you create a new object that is the comment object that just refers to the article. Then, in the view you define the Article as aggregating all comments. Alternately, you can make a query to retrieve all comments for the article.
We're looking for more information about Taste or other similar kinds of suggestion engines. What kind of experiences have people had integrating these tools into Rails applications. Are there other useful engines worth looking at?
Newer versions of RubyMine have been reported having problems running the gem version of rspec but a solutions has been found. The problem comes from the way gems are specified in RubyMine. You need to add the rspec gem you are using to the Project Structure >> Ruby SDK and Gems.
Using Desert and exception notifier can cause some slow startup times. If you are seeing this problem try moving exception notifier's sender_address inside your environment's post-load block.
Combining this with yui and IE7 gets a lot closer to behaving as you might expect!