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Not sure if this is a bug or intentional but I've found that the missing filter / query won't operate on float properties. Although this is stored internal as a double the missing filter still won't work. If you change your field to type double then …

After 3 hours, 1 muffin, 1 large americano (no milk) and 2 fortune cookies I'm finally inside. Welcome to WWDC 2014. I'm going to try and blog some of what's going on this week; I can't, however, promis that the content will be briliant and there is …

Pow is a great little tool for rapidly developing Ruby on Rails applications on OSX. Pow take away the headache of managing development services by allowing you access to your projects from a local subdomain. This allows you to have multiple projects…

Ever wanted to be able to run a block of code and simply try it again if it fails? I have! Take the scenario of attempting to POST somthing to a 3rd party API. We really must send our data however the API is flakey at best. What happens when it fails…

The Nokogiri gem can seem to take a veeeerrryyy looooonnnnggg time to install. This is because by default it will attempt to compile libxml2 and/or libxslt. You can however turn this off and instrcut it to use the system installed versions of these l…

Some people have asked me about something I mentioned regarding CSS3 animations and efficient transforms. I'm seeing a lot of people translating their CSS animations directly from jQuery and not taking any performance into consideration. Fortunately …

Want to be able to clone your private repositories from Github without having to setup additional keys? You can by forwarding your local users identity. Add your identity First you'll need to configure your client to forward your current identity: …

When using the head method to return a status code only result, take care not to get caught in the same trap I did with using the wrong status code. If you want to return a 200 result you would use head :ok I got caught out because using: head :s…

This information is available in NewRelic's documentation but as it's not that obvious to find and I've used it a lot I'd thought sharing it again couldn't hurt. When you install the NewRelic PHP extension defaults to collecting all metrics against "…

This is a beautifully simple dish that will impress your guests without costing you hours slaving in your kitchen. I recommend serving this with a simple green salad with an oil and balsamic vinegar dressing. Got too much to make at once? Great, this…