At least a year ago, I ran into this guy’s problem. Today, I just ran into a similar situation with Rails 3’s class-level respond_to / instance-level respond_with pattern.
Continue reading respond_to ordering still causing havoc with Internet Explorer 7
Following the latest campaign against imperative Cucumber stories in favour of declarative stories (see especially Dan North’s great article on domain languages), I’ve been trying to get more naturalistic language into my stories. However, it becomes very easy to run into step ambiguities, something that Cucumber can try to handle on its own with
--guess, but that I’d rather just resolve for it instead.
Continue reading Resolving Cucumber step ambiguities
After spending the morning banging my head against another Cucumber problem, I thought the best way to spend an afternoon would be to run into another hilarious jape that Rails 3 threw at me.
Continue reading Make Solr / sunspot_rails, Cucumber and VCR bestest buddies
This morning was spent puzzling over a strange hard-to-reproduce Cucumber test failure in a project I have been upgrading from Rails 2.3.x to 3.0.3. It was only occurring after certain steps had been taken in previous Scenarios, and not when the failing Scenario was run on its own.
The solution was to explicitly define the controller action’s method in the controller. So the question to the world is: what changed, ActionController or something in the Cucumber chain?
I had a fun time at Music Hack Day London 2010, despite only being there physically for the Saturday. The team, made up of Yves, Chris and myself, with camerawork provided by Patrick, created an Android app to discover musical treasure. It won the 7digital prize.
Continue reading Music piracy geocaching wins prize at Music Hack Day!
I wrote this rake task for running the rspec and cucumber tests for a Rails app whilst ensuring that only one database is used. It took a bit of Googling and lots of trial and error so thought I’d share it.
Continue reading CruiseControl.rb rake task for running rspec and cucumber with a single test database
Amazon recently announced that their CloudFront service now supports serving of an arbitrary object at the root URL of a CloudFront domain. This means that Amazon S3 users can now host entire static sites using only S3 and CloudFront.
Continue reading Implications of the Amazon CloudFront default root object
The use cases for Superhug are heavy on uploading and downloading large(ish) files. Rails itself isn’t so well suited to this sort of task, and it’s best to keep state away from application servers wherever possible. We chose to use Amazon S3 and CloudFront to bypass Rails for all of the uploading, downloading and image processing grunt work. This is a rundown of the approach we took.
Continue reading Uploading directly to Amazon S3 from a Rails application
Camel Punch‘s latest client project, Superhug, went into live beta recently. It’s a Rails-driven marketplace for Drupal, Expression Engine, Joomla, Magento, Tumblr and WordPress designs, as well as HTML and PSD templates.
Continue reading Sell your WordPress, Magento, Joomla themes on Superhug