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Seven Tips From Ernest Hemingway on How to Write Code

With apologies to Mike Springer. Before he was a big game hunter, before he was a deep-sea fisherman, Ernest Hemingway was a craftsman who would rise very early in the morning and write code. His best applications are masterpieces of

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10,000 Downloads For hudson-remote-api gem

hudson-remote-api has reached 10,000 download! Great to see people using it! Thanks to all who  have downloaded and used the gem.

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Hudson/Jenkins API in Ruby

I updated the README on my Jenkins (Hudson) API gem. Checkout it out, it highlights the gem’s capabilities much better now. Once again thanks to everyone who contributed to this gem!

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Continuous Integration in the Cloud

I’ve noticed a growing trend in the number of continuous integration systems in the cloud. Seems like a natural step in web development. Servers, databases, even repositories in the cloud… why not CI? List of latest CI related links I’ve

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hudson-remote-api 0.6.0

Updates to hudson-remote-api gem: Git SCM support Build triggers support Thanks to beeplove for contributing.

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Ruby Case Statement || Ruby Switch Statement

Ruby is awesome but sometimes it throws me a curve ball. At first glance I expected this to output ‘bar’, but instead nothing! Looking at the if statement equivalent, it becomes clear. The “||” operator is evaluated before the comparison

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capistrano + jenkins

Yet another ruby gem: jenkins_cap This one allows you to tie your Capistrano deployment to your Jenkins build, such that a deployment only occurs if the revision (SVN) has been successfully built on Jenkins. The gem pulls data from Jenkin’s

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Another Capistrano ruby gem: cap_permission. This ruby gem allows you to control who can run Capistrano. You can set permissions based on a user’s group membership, or create a list of “deployment_users” who are allowed to run Capistrano. By default

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caplock: a capistrano ruby gem

After a long arduous battle (gross exaggeration) fighting for Capistrano we are finally implementing it at my company. Of course we have found that Capistrano doesn’t always work the way we would like it to. Luckily Capistrano seems pretty easily

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Command Line Interface for Pingdom API

At Gorilla Nation we use Pingdom to monitor our websites. We have a lot of websites so in order to automatically add/remove our websites from Pingdom I created a command line interface to Pingdom’s API. My command line interface is

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