Historical data in GemPact.

Previously I posted about my entry in the 2014 Rails Rumble, GemPact. To summarize, GemPact calculates a score for every RubyGem based on how many other RubyGems include it as a dependency. I recently had some time to add historical data display to the app. […]

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My 2014 Rails Rumble Entry

I decided to throw my hat into the ring this year at the 2014 Rails Rumble competition. I formed a team along with Troy Nichols and we built GemPact. GemPact is a service that pulls the RubyGems index into a Neo4j graph database so that gem dependencies can […]

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Ignoring files in git that are in the repository

Often I find that I am working on a project that has files under version control that I need to change in my environment, but never commit. A frequent example is the database.yml file in a rails project. Let’s put aside all the reasons you […]

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OSX Command Line and the clipboard

OSX comes with a lot of little gems for developers that many are not aware of. Two that I recently learned about are pbcopy and pbpaste. The first command, pbcopy, allows you to get something onto the clipboard from the command line. I find this […]

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Simple web server for OSX

Often when developing for the web, you may need to spin up a webserver in order to do some testing. If you are on a mac, you may not know that you already have one installed. From any directory, you can simple run the command: […]

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