So you’ve installed (or upgraded to) ubuntu 11.10 and everything looks great… Except – uh!, lots of gedit plugins are only compatible with gedit 2! But don’t be sad.. or angry.. This guide points out, how to, nevertheless, create a solid foundation that allows you getting prodcutive with gedit!
I am using the Jekyll blog generator for some projects (still not sure if I really like it..) and came across the following requirement the other day:
- The blog should only have an index page, no (visible) sub-posts
- This index page should use pagination
- There should be the ability to link to a specific blog post
The problem was: I wanted to use anchor links (https://some.url/#post-identifier), but – because of the pagination – blog posts “change” their index page (e.g. in jekyll, they move from
How to get the following for your gedit:
- Up-to-date Ruby syntax highlighting
- Proper highlighting for
Rails migrations are easy to understand and easy to write. However, you can save some unnecessary key strokes by applying these three tips :)
There are plenty terminal color gems out there. Now, there is one more. Why?
puts is great for a quick output, but when a script gets more complex or you want to offer a flexible executable, consider using the logger ;). Since the logger class is part of the Ruby standard library, it can be used everywhere, without installing any gems. And it’s very easy to use :D
Somehow, I stumbled upon this useful little script by _why: Update
Hirb: “A mini view framework for console/irb that’s easy to use, even while under its influence. Console goodies include a no-wrap table, auto-pager, tree and menu.” now supports unicode in two ways:
│ Support for unicode full-width characters │ Unicode table characters instead of +/- chars │
Many people use irb with wirble. I also did.
I’ve been quite happy with it, but sometimes I noted that some symbols were displayed as : without the symbol name (e.g. in method name arrays) and that the representation of regexes looked quite strange.
This is why I’ve looked at the wirble tokenizer, fixed some bugs, liked it, extended it and created Wirb. These are the improvements: