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Glenn Goodrich was reared on .NET, contributing to various open source efforts in that space. A few years ago, Glenn found Rails and now spends his free time trying to get more Ruby in his life. His day job is a Ruby developer at Glenn regularly attends Ruby and Javascript local meetups.

Glenn's articles

  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. Loccasions: Retrospective

    This entry is part 14 of 15 in the series Loccasions

    The Loccasions application now allows most of the basic functionality that I wanted to produce. Now it’s time to examine what went right, what went wrong, and what the next iteration is.


    Today, we’re going to dissect a project that a couple of Rubyists we are fond of wrote for RailsCamp last month. Paul Annesley (twitter) and Dennis Hotson (twitter) joined forces at RailsCamp Australia and the result was ASCII-based fireworks. First, though, if you are unfamiliar with RailsCamps, here is a blurb from their site: Imagine […]