Sometimes, I am a front-end web developer. Frequently, I meet new people at work who want to turn really complicated Excel documents into dazzlingly interactive web applications.
Besides Excel's "Save to Web App" or "Save to SharePoint" features
, such people ask if I can tap into an industry to support this -- perhaps scads of agencies and web-based or downloadable tools that make "websites" or at least customizable, interactive reports from Excel spreadsheets, data, and calculations.
I'm yet to find this an abundance of examples of this. Are there? If so, what do you call them? [more inside]
posted by metajc
on Jan 9, 2013 -
In this game, you roll a number of six-sided dice to get a total
. The total is either the highest single die result, or the sum of any multiples rolled, whichever is higher.
For example: If I roll three dice and get a 3, 4, and 6, my total is 6. But if I roll a 4, 4, and 6, my total is 8, the sum of the two 4s.
What I want to find out is the mean, median, mode, and standard deviation of the possible totals given N dice. How might I create a simple script to compute this? [more inside]
posted by j0hnpaul
on Nov 30, 2012 -
I'm working on learning Ruby on Rails right now, and I'm starting to feel like I'm in way over my head. For those who have been there, what resources helped you find your footing? [more inside]
posted by ella wren
on Jan 21, 2012 -
How does Ruby compare to C#/Java in terms of speed of development, quality of code and long-term maintainability? A broad question, I know, but my focus is on enterprise applications that might pull in from several large data sources and might be rather large. [more inside]
posted by geoff.
on Jul 30, 2011 -
I've been doing LAMP web development for about ten years. I'd like to learn a new language to diversify my skills. What language should I choose? [more inside]
posted by ixohoxi
on Jan 7, 2011 -
posted by empath
on Jan 25, 2010 -
Foreword: No ruby background aside from basic tutorials.
Here's the deal. I've tired the Agile Web Dev (2nd edition) book for rails, very out of date. I need to learn something. I want to learn ruby on Rails. I've gone through the Rails guide on creating a rails blog (http://guides.rubyonrails.org/getting_started_with_rails.html
So, rather then buy it now (3rd edition of book as beta) or just wait, I want to get on the fast track to learn rails 2.2 (soon to be release 2.3) .
Basically I'm looking for a online resource super cheap or free that provides quality information relating to rails and ruby.
Help and suggestions welcome
posted by BoldStepDesign
on Feb 3, 2009 -
I'm trying to learn Ruby. I know more than a little bit about VB Script, and have written some scripts to automate some windows tasks, mostly by editing existing scripts, things like pinging workstations, WMI connections looking for files and such. I've read http://pine.fm/LearnToProgram and worked through the tutorials and think I understand them. Now what.... [more inside]
posted by TuxHeDoh
on Dec 5, 2008 -
Is there a free library that will decode/read a barcode from an image? [more inside]
posted by Maia
on Dec 3, 2008 -
Rails on Ubuntu.
I've followed this tutorial: http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/rails/pages/RailsOnUbuntu
Now how to do I access ror from my browser? Where do I put files for dev? Help please!!
posted by BoldStepDesign
on Oct 31, 2008 -
If my favourite reference on C++ is The C++ Programming Language
by Stroustrup, what would be my favourite book on Ruby. (And my favourite book on Python.) [more inside]
posted by chunking express
on May 21, 2008 -
How do I learn new programming languages and start using modern web apps without getting frustrated and angry? [more inside]
posted by Zarkonnen
on May 14, 2008 -
I'm trying to compile and run a Java class from Ruby, but I'm having some problems. I'm not very experienced with Ruby- please help me figure out what I'm doing wrong. [more inside]
posted by version control
on Mar 24, 2008 -
In my quest to learn Ruby, I'm struggling to find everyday usable code examples that i can relate to. Might you suggest some ? [more inside]
posted by jmnugent
on Mar 1, 2008 -
I'm interested in attempting some work with Ruby on Rails. Other than some very elementary BASIC programming and HTML (yes, I know it's not a programming language), I have no programming experience. [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway
on Dec 29, 2007 -
Parse freetext postal addresses to structured form for geocoding to KML?
posted by joshwa
on Nov 1, 2007 -
Looking for guidelines, principles, etc. for grokking the decision process for splitting up a Ruby on Rails application into controllers. [more inside]
posted by jxpx777
on Aug 25, 2007 -
What's the best way (using the internet, and/or books) to learn how to query SQL databases with Ruby?
posted by anonymous
on Jun 10, 2007 -
Which programming language can I learn relatively quickly for simple interpretation and manipulation of text files on my Windows box? [more inside]
posted by poweredbybeard
on Apr 12, 2007 -
, possibly in conjunction with Icicles
, seems like it should be the bee's knees for doing Ruby code completion in Emacs. I need help getting it to actually work. [more inside]
posted by dmd
on Mar 7, 2007 -
How can I efficiently and elegantly calculate a rolling sum of count-of-events in a time period from a list of event times? [more inside]
posted by dmd
on Jan 11, 2007 -
What web technology/language should I learn to make simple online apps and just generally enhance my bare-bones knowledge of HTML? [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny
on Dec 10, 2006 -
I'm searching for a simple ruby/python database application tutorial.
A long time ago, like six years ago, I came across this simple tutorial for php/mysql that showed you, from the ground up, how to put a simple database of your video collection online.
Is there a similar tutorial that emphasizes creating a simple front-end for a mysql database using ruby or python, geared toward n00bs? [more inside]
posted by mecran01
on Sep 12, 2006 -
Need a tinker-free Linux/MySql install for Ruby On Rails. Also, seeking advice for getting started in RoR. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco
on Jun 27, 2006 -
Everyone seems to love Ruby. But does it lend itself to web development, and is it "polished" enough to be used as one's primary language? [more inside]
posted by TheCowGod
on Jun 16, 2005 -