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March 25th, 2011

Here is a write up of my notes for the excellent CukeUp event I attended yesterday. All the sessions were videoed, so you can watch them by going to the CukeUp page. Keynote Aslak Helles√ły Aslak described the components of cucumber, namely Gherkin, Aruba, Cucumber and Cucumber-Rails. I hadn’t realised that Aruba, which is used [...]


August 20th, 2009

It is with great sadness that I see _why has gone missing. I’m a great admirer of his many works, including Shoes (a great GUI framework), Hpricot (my HTML parser of choice), HacketyHack (a great way for kids to learn programming), TryRuby (a way to try Ruby in your Web Browser), and of course his [...]

Offline Gem Server

July 8th, 2009

I’ve had an offline gem documentation server installed for a while on my machine, after following Jason Seifer’s instructions. Recently, however, when I installed new gems I got the following error: invalid argument: –fmt=html This is, I think, because the hanna gem that provides the rdoc template needs to use a html output formatter, which [...]