1. Using Powershell to Dump a MSSQL Schema

    The need I recently needed to place several Microsoft SQL Server databases under Git version control. My requirements were: It needed to go inside a subdirectory so manual items could also be added. It needed to export tables, stored procedures, triggers, users, and more if possible. It needed to support…


  2. Ember.js, Access-Control-Allow-Origin, and IIS

    I've been working with Ember.js in a Windows environment lately. The Ember apps are actually backed by some simple ASP scripts that provide JSON data with the CORS header. Things were working quite well until all of my data calls started being refused because of CORS. Here was my…


  3. Ubuntu 14.04 Setup for Rails and Ember with i3

    Recently I switched to Ubuntu 14.04 for my work machine. I develop both Rails and Ember applications. Here was my latest setup process, which provides i3 and a few extras. Note that I have an Nvidia GTX760 card and a Samsung 512Gb SSD. 1. Ubuntu base 1. Download the…


  4. Terminator Launcher for Ubuntu

    Death of a Mini I recently moved from Yosemite to an Ubuntu machine. My Mac Mini had 16Gb of Ram and kept running out of memory on Yosemite. I wasn't even running anything heavy most of the time. Something was not right. The last straw came when I bought a…


  5. New Pluralsight Course: Rails Rendering

    A Deep Dive Have you wanted to get a better grasp of the Rails code? In particular, do you want to create your own Rails renderer or resolver? What the heck is the difference between a template handler and a custom renderer anyway? If you answer yes to any of…


  6. Serving Multi-file Zips with Rails

    The Prob Suppose you are have an Axlsx report served with axlsx_rails, and you need to generate it for multiple models, and serve them all in one request. You can't simply call render for each: def download_report params[:user_id].each do |user_id| @user = User.find user…