The difference between smart quote and apostrophe

The difference between smart quote and apostrophe

Improper use of “smart quotes” (aka “slanty quotes”, “curly quotes”) came up in a code review. Get Smart with Smart Quotes was a great resource.  Here are some quick take-aways: Smart quotes consist of an open and a closed version (also referred to as left and right quotes). Don’t confuse apostrophe (‘) with a single quotation mark (‘). Contractions […]

Getting started with Ruby on Rails

Getting started with Ruby on Rails

These are some of the tutorials and guides I’ve found most helpful while picking up Ruby on Rails 3. Ruby language: http://strugglingwithruby.blogspot.com/2008/11/contents-page.html http://www.zenspider.com/Languages/Ruby/QuickRef.html Installing Rails on Windows: http://railsinstaller.org/ Best “my first app” walk-through: http://guides.rubyonrails.org/getting_started.html Using “remote” to ajaxify links and forms: http://www.alfajango.com/blog/rails-3-remote-links-and-forms/ http://www.alfajango.com/blog/rails-3-remote-links-and-forms-data-type-with-jquery/ “Unobtrusive JS” library that ships with Rails 3: http://www.slideshare.net/philcrissman/ujs-in-rails-3-6775992 http://www.alfajango.com/blog/rails-jquery-ujs-now-interactive/ Use Twitter Bootstrap […]

Get Chrome "Side Tabs" back (kind of)

Get Chrome “Side Tabs” back (kind of)

Thousands of people, including myself, cried out in terror when Google removed the “Side Tabs” from Chrome. I tried for one month to settle into Firefox + Firebug + Tree Style Tabs as my main browser, but that combination is nowhere near is snappy as Chrome for my workload. My workaround has been to use […]