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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…

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…

I've recently had to install ruby enterprise edition on a few servers lately and found 2 issues (1 I gave up on and 1 that is simple to fix) Firstly quickly the first issue; the ruby enterprise website offers a debian packaged version for ubuntu user…