Rails and Merb merge!
Good luck to the merged Rails team and hopefully Rails 3 will kick ass! Let’s hope git will really deliver on this gig! Try to refrain from using git blame too much when resolving merge conflicts. ;-)
Using your own site as OpenID identity
My personal domain vanbergen.org is almost 10 years old. Besides the accompanying e-mail address, I’ve never used it extensively, but its one of the oldest pieces of my “legacy” that can be found on the Internet and it is the starting point of my online identity. Lately, major internet companies have embraced the OpenID standard to allow other sites to login with the login...
How to remove hidden tab characters
At this moment, all the language translations of the Floorplanner 2D app are stored in a database table. Today we discovered that a couple of these translations didn’t align properly in the interface. After some investigation we discovered that they all contained a hidden tab character at the end of each string. This was probably caused by importing a malformed CSV file. I thought a simple...
Working with git branches
Because Jaap finally convinced Gert-Jan, we have moved to the Git version control system for the main Floorplanner repository. Now we can use branches for different functionality far more easily. As an easy reminder to some common Git tasks I will need regularly, I have written down some Git recipes. This is basically meant for me and my fellow developers, but maybe it can help you as well....
Rails 2.2 support for request-log-analyzer
I just released version 0.2.0 of request-log-analyzer, our tool to analyze request log files that are generated by Rails and Merb for performance tweaking. This new version supports the new log format of Rails 2.2, which has changed slightly. An updated gem should be available any minute now. Run sudo gem update to upgrade the newest version.
Papervision3D wins Innovation Of The Year award
Papervision3D has won the INNOVATION OF THE YEAR in this year’s .net Awards! Other nominees included Google Android and App Engine, Microsoft Telescope, Open Social and Silverlight 2. I’m very proud to be part of the Papervision3D team! Read more on the Papervision3D blog.
Git vs SVN for bosses
We switched to Git this morning. Before making this switch Gert-Jan (CTO of Floorplanner) asked me: “what is the advantage of Git over Subversion?”. I answered him and thought I’ll make a post of the answer as it can be useful for other bosses like Gert-Jan. Since we started using Subversion, which was a couple of years ago, using a code versioning tool helped us a lot. We could...
Crossdomain JSON troubles: JSONCrossdomainRequest
This week I was doing some work on a crossdomain JSON request. This was a pitty, because I had in mind, Ajax requests could be made between subdomains, but that wasn’t the case, therefore I had to come up with a solution. Solution 1: Server-side proxy One option we had, was a server-side proxy, but I didn’t like this solution. If you are proxying your crossdomain request through a...