Darcy Laycock is a web application developer from Perth, Western Australia. By day, he writes code for The Frontier Group and by night he's a Code Monkey for Youth Tree (A youth-oriented organisation) from Perth and avid contributor to open source ruby projects.

Darcy's articles

  1. Using CoffeeScript in Rails

    With the news that CoffeeScript looks set for inclusion as part of Rails 3.1, Darcy gives you a head-start with his introduction to CoffeeScript and how you can use it in your existing Rails applications.

  2. 10 Ruby on Rails Best Practices

    Ruby on Rails can be tricky for developers coming from other platforms—not only do you need to learn a new language, but a whole new set of best practices as well. Darcy runs through the top 10 tips and techniques that will keep your code as neat, tidy, and testable as possible.

  3. Getting Started with Rails 3: Part 2

    In the second part of this two-part tutorial, Darcy continues his introduction to Rails 3 by showing you how to create the Controller for your URL shortening application, write the View for it and get it all to work.

  4. Getting Started with Rails 3: Part 1

    In the first part of this two-part tutorial, Darcy will introduce you to Rails 3. You’ll learn how to install Ruby on Rails, generate a basic application to shorten URLs and create a Model for it. You’ll finish it all off in Part 2.

  5. 10 Ruby on Rails Best Practices

    Ruby on Rails can be tricky for developers coming from other platforms—not only do you need to learn a new language, but a whole new set of best practices as well. Darcy runs through the top 10 tips and techniques that will keep your code as neat, tidy, and testable as possible.