Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Current Rails Project

Currently I am working with a company that is upgrading their Rails 1.2.3 app to Rails 3.0.13. We decided not to tackle the asset pipeline in this go around.

In production their app resides on a Windows server hosted inside the clients walls and operates off of MS-SQL. I have it up and running on my Windows box at home while I work on an Ubuntu laptop. I am trying to make it as agnostic as possible so that should a client want the Rails app on a Linux server there is little to change. Who knows how successful this will be.

Customary Introduction Post

The title of my blog comes from the fact that I have a cat who will sit on my lap staring at the screen while I try to write code. I am taking the stance that he wants to learn what I am doing rather than he is really saying "Srsly? You should read a best practices book."

I am a mid-range Ruby/Rails developer at this stage. Proficient in some areas, woefully lacking in others. Also, because I have only had one 'longish' term assignment I have had to hop around from Windows to Linux to Mac and from Rails 1.2.3 to 2.3.n to 3.n.

I find myself learning a lot of things... sometimes repeatedly... so I decided to start blogging about it as a way to take notes and possibly help someone else-- hopefully more than just providing a "don't do this!" example.