Category Archive for 'Ruby'

Rails, Django, and Just-Barely-Enough CSRF Protection

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

This week I found what I thought was a bug in Rails 2.3: it does not check the anti-CSRF authenticity token for AJAX requests. Due to years of experience with Rails I knew that this was not the previous behavior I have come to expect, so I dug around and learned that this behavior was […]

Thoughts on Pair Programming

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

I have recently been exposed to the first pair programming in my career, and I want to quickly share some thoughts on it. Honestly, at first I found it a little frustrating. There I was spending half my time watching someone else implement some stuff, and my brain simultaneously stuck elsewhere solving world hunger while […]


Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

I have spent a lot of hours in the past week working with Mephisto. Mephisto is a blogging platform with aims of eventually being a full-fledged CMS. Overall I like it, but I am uncertain if it is a platform I ought to continue working with at this point. Here are the highlights of the […]

Unleash the Arc!

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

I just found out that Paul Graham has unleashed Arc upon the world after years and years of teasing us. This is exciting, particularly for what will happen to Ruby. All of the nifty features that make Arc awesome will be extracted into a few Ruby gems in the next 2–4 weeks, and everything that […]

Looking at Ruby on Rails

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Are you stuck in a J2EE framework that leaves you feeling like this? Ilookrubyrails Why wait? Get out there and get started with Rails today!