Ruby Editor

Glenn works for by day and manages the SitePoint Ruby channel at night. He likes to pretend he has a secret identity, but can't come up with a good superhero name. He's settling for "Roob", for now.

Glenn's articles

  1. KnockoutJS: An Introduction

    The rise of sophisticated web applications, such as GMail, has given birth to an army of javascript frameworks. These frameworks allow you to, basically, create a client-side application within your web application. Terms such as “MVC” and other design patterns, once saved for only the server-side of the web, are now applied to just the […]

  2. Happenings in Ruby

    Ahhhh, the Dog Days of a Ruby Summer are upon us. This time of year it is so hot that I only venture out to obtain boxes off my porch containing new nerd books, nerd accessories, or delivery nerd food.  I don’t know about you, but my fervent desire to cool down is leaking into […]

  3. Happenings in Ruby

    Another Happenings post??!?? Already?? Yes, it’s true. I wanted to mark the occasion of my going on vacation next week (to MONTANA! I am going to fish and wrestle bears and wear cowboy hats and deploy it all with capistrano…YEEEEHAAAAH) Ahem….sorry. I really need a vacation, if that weren’t readily apparent. Here’s some stuff that […]

  4. Happenings in Ruby

    It’s been awhile since we’ve had a Happenings post. There’s always a ton going on in Ruby, so we need to put some of these links out before they overwhelm us in a link avalanche. RubyMotion One of the biggest recent news stories in Ruby is about RubyMotion, which allows you to create native iOS […]

  5. Using Transloadit for Basic Picture Uploads

    Recently, I had the need to investigate better methods of uploading pictures to our web application. The app is Rails-based and hosted on Heroku. Heroku, as I am sure many of you know, constrains its hosted applications with a read-only file system. In actuality, the read-only file system is an eventual constraint, meaning, Heroku will […]

  6. Happenings in Ruby

    Hullo, and welcome to yet another Happenings in Ruby, the series that takes a look around the community and says “Hi, um, what’s going on?”  Let’s get to it. A Black-Tie Affair Do you use Sinatra? Are you jealous of Rails programmers and their snooty, little console? If so, you need to try Tux, which […]

  7. Happenings in Not Rails

    In my last edition of Happenings in Ruby, a commenter pointed out that every one of my links was something about Rails. I didn’t realize it, of course, until it was shown to me. I am as guilty as anyone of propagating the Ruby IS Rails myth, I guess, so this week I will NOT […]