A great entry on the issues merging Merb with Rails that might arise. Robby makes some interesting points–if “convention over configuration” is the motto of Rails right now, is it really that great of an idea to add more choices, such as what ORM to use? I have confidence in the Rails and Merb teams that they’ll think hard about these things, but they definitely need to keep the entry barrier low for Rails.
This is going to be awesome. The performance and modularity of Merb plus the robustness and community of Rails is just going to blow everything out of the water.
Some really great tips about improving the performance of your jQuery code, as well as some nice tips to be a more efficient coder.
A great resource for Git information. I recently converted this site to use Git instead of SVN, and so far it’s been really great.
Great writeup on Rails Metal, a nifty new addition to Edge Rails. I noticed the commit earlier, but I was a bit confused about what it was. Essentially, you can create simple pages for items that don’t need the Rails stack, and it’s a whole lot faster.
An impressive plugin that allows you to add more fields to the WordPress Write/Edit page. Though I still think ExpressionEngine is the better choice for complicated sites, this could be really useful for blogs that need a little more functionality.
Great tutorial about generating graphs and trend lines using Ruby.
Today, WordPress 2.7 was released, and, I have to say, it’s pretty impressive. Not only did they completely overhaul the admin interface, making it more usable, but they also now include the ability to update WordPress from the admin panel. Awesome!