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Faker Gem - A Quick and Dirty Introduction
One of the first ruby gems I used was the Faker Gem, a nice little ruby gem that ...wait for it... Fakes Data! Usage is simple; first grab the gem using your gem program: $sudo gem install faker Now you can use it in your favorite ruby program or script. For now let's fire up irb and see what we can fake. require 'rubygems'require 'faker' #Let's see if we can make a fake person...person_name = Faker::Name.nameperson_email = Faker::Internet.emailperson... = Faker::Company.nameperson_c... ......

Posted On Monday, January 18, 2010 7:57 PM

CodeMash 2.0.1.0. Hey, it’s a beta finally!
So there is this meme going around about people posting their CodeMash schedules, so I thought I would be a sheep and do the same. Primary Secondary Wednesday AM Practical B/TDD (Phil Japikse) PM Competency & Leadership in Software (Mary Poppendieck) Thursday 9:45am – 10:45am What Makes Ruby Different? (Joe O’Brien/ Mark Peabody/ Leon Gersing) Agile Iteration 0 (Ken Sipe) 11:00am – 12:00pm Maintainable ASP.NET MVC (Chris Patterson) An Introduction to MongoDB (Mike Droll) 1:45pm – 2:45pm 3:35pm ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 12, 2010 12:11 AM

Not dead yet. Goals for Q1 2010.
Let’s face it, 2009 was a bitch. My 2009 was an exceptionally crazy bitch. In short I was laid off, worked as an independent contractor for the fine folks of LeanDog, found a nice Consultant job at HMB, got married, went on a honeymoon, bought a house, paid out the ass to get out of my lease, and have been tackling a never ending honey-do list ever since. I wouldn’t trade it for a year of cozy boring life though :) I cannot remember what my 2009 goals were, but I’m sure they were shot-to-hell. The ......

Posted On Monday, January 11, 2010 11:34 PM

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