Is there any way to stop spam protection on Instiki? [more inside]
What does the construct "?/" refer to in Ruby? [more inside]
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]
I'm a coder, with skills in python, ruby, rails, java, etc. I've recently started getting offers for (and accepting) short-term contract work in addition to my longer-term dayjob contract. However, I'm unsure what the going rate is for the work I do - how much should I charge on a per-hourly basis? How does this vary with respect to the length of the contract (eg, a day, a week, a month, six months)? [more inside]
ParseFilter: I have a CSV file full of leads I need to parse into a more, er, concise format. What would the hive mind recommend? [more inside]
Parse freetext postal addresses to structured form for geocoding to KML?
Railsfilter: I need to write an addition to an already-existing Rails app to allow it to accept large files (and some trivial metadata) uploaded from a Processing (Java) client I've written. The Rails app already supports this behavior via a web interface. I can see a few of the trees, how do I fit them into the forest and get a pair of working apps? [more inside]
The management at the company I'm working for has sold a couple customers on a product that we as the worker-bees have yet to produce. That being said I view this more as an opportunity to do something new than as a huge hassle, assuming we can figure out a convenient way of producing said product. So I was hoping the great and wonderful MeFi might have a couple suggestions they might throw my way. [more inside]
How do I solve this puzzle
mathematically, rather than programmatically? [more inside]
Finding it impossible to locate natural ruby solitaire/stud sterling silver or white gold (not plated) earrings for my soon to be daughter-in-law. Can someone point me in the right direction? Will shop online or in the New York City / Long Island area. [more inside]
Looking for guidelines, principles, etc. for grokking the decision process for splitting up a Ruby on Rails application into controllers. [more inside]
Configured Readline with the prefix 'ur/local' on OSX. Then installed Ruby in /usr/local, but with Readline. Would like to put everything in the proper place without damaging anything, so what do I do now? [more inside]
What are the best database-driven Web application development frameworks out there right now? More specifically, please orient me to toolsets you know of that are similar to Ruby on Rails. [more inside]
What's the best way (using the internet, and/or books) to learn how to query SQL databases with Ruby?
Which programming language can I learn relatively quickly for simple interpretation and manipulation of text files on my Windows box? [more inside]
, 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]
Installing Ruby programs on a website: Where do I even begin? [more inside]
I'm fairly new to Ruby on Rails and I'm having trouble getting icalendar to play. Can some one point me to a tutorial so that I can learn how to render an iCalendar in a webpage? [more inside]
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]
How do you search for minus sign (the "-") in Google? [more inside]
What web technology/language should I learn to make simple online apps and just generally enhance my bare-bones knowledge of HTML? [more inside]
I want to learn web design. Not to be hired as a web designer but to design my own business site. I know some (a little) HTML. Is there another language that i should be focusing on that may be easier or better or do i pretty much start with HTML and get very good with that before moving on to something else... [more inside]
Why should I look at Ruby on Rails for development of applications instead of the traditional LAMP stack, especially given the advancements in PHP since 5.0? [more inside]
How do I select a directory with Ruby? [more inside]
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]
Python or Ruby? Help me decide! [more inside]
I work at a small non-profit book publisher, and I need to build a database for our website. [more inside]
Need a tinker-free Linux/MySql install for Ruby On Rails. Also, seeking advice for getting started in RoR. [more inside]
What was the name of this book about a girl trapped in a red gem with a demon? [more inside]
I'm encountering what I imagine is an entirely rudimentary SQL error, but am baffled as to how to solve it. [more inside]
seems to be a good hosting company for my Ruby code, but I'm rather put off by their no dev/tinkering sandboxing
policy. Any alternate suggestions?
What are good free programming language learning environments? [more inside]
Should I switch from PHP to Ruby? I know this topic has been covered before, but I have some specific questions that I haven't been able to find answers to, here or elsewhere: 1. How complete are the Ruby libraries? and 2. How is Ruby's performance compared to PHP? [more inside]
How do I get rid of my hastily installed Ruby 1.8.2. from my Mac, while leaving behind the version that came preinstalled? [more inside]
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]
Learning programming via web apps. [+] [more inside]