Friday, November 16, 2007

Onto Rails and rSpec

Like I mentioned yesterday, I started trying out rSpec. When in Rails, it's a little different. You need to include more stuff. I couldn't get my spec to run properly. Apparently, you have to import a bunch of stuff:

require File.dirname(__FILE__) + '/../../config/boot'
require "#{RAILS_ROOT}/config/environment"
require File.dirname(__FILE__) + '/../../app/models/project_management'

The first two lines I got from the codehappy blog post. The third just imports the model I'm testing out.

I may be doing it completely wrong so I'd appreciate any feed back.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Command line Subversion, Rails

Like I mentioned on my earlier post, I'm a slow learner when I read manuals. I like watching much more. Check out episode 36 on Railscasts. It gives a nice quick overview on how it's done on the Mac. It's the same on Linux.

Learning Behaviour Driven Development

I've been doing a bunch of Google searches on Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) but all I've found were long articles and wordy introductions. I suppose some people learn that way but I'm way to lazy.

Thank goodness for screencasts. To dive into it, check out the website' screencasts on rSpec.

Obviously, I don't know much. All I know is that rSpec is a gem used for testing. He dives straight into making a class and testing it. Or rather, testing it, then making the class. You'll see. :)

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Ubuntu and gVim

I've always been a Windows or DOS user ever since childhood. In the past several years I have tried to migrate to Linux.
Here comes in Ruby on Rails... on gVim... on... Ubuntu. It's nice and fast. you feel like you put your computer on steroids. Enough talk. Let me share with you the simple steps I took to install it.
  1. Install Ruby on Rails so that gVim may be able to access whatever files are in the RoR install.
  2. Go to and follow the installation instructions for gVim.
  3. Go back to my earlier post on Vim and you may follow that and paste the custom files in the gVim ~/.vim/ (which is equivalent to the Window's ~/vimfiles/ folder).
Happy geek out!