Posts Categorized: Web Things

Installing Homebrew & Fabric on OSX 10.9 Mavericks

I’ve just upgraded my Mac at work to 10.9.1 Mavericks. No messing about – completely clean install on a formatted disc. Last year I wrote a quick post about installing Fabric on my Mac, this is an update of that post to reflect a few changes. If you don’t know… Fabric is a Python (2.5… Read more »

Installing Homebrew & Fabric on OSX

I recently started using Fabric to simplify my deployment process. Fabric is a Python (2.5 or higher) library and command-line tool for streamlining the use of SSH for application deployment or systems administration tasks. I quite like Fabric – I’m not 100% sold, but it’s easy to get started with and it won’t be long… Read more »

Default form values in Rails

One of the problems I initially ran into using Rails was the problem of how the hell you set initial values for your forms? (For example a select menu with a default value chosen but which a user can change). It turns out that as long as you don’t try and set the values in… Read more »

Sinatra templates from params

Having been playing about with Sinatra I’m finding it cropping up in all kinds of useful ways. I shouldn’t be too surprised though, as that is the whole raison d’etre of micro-frameworks. When I get around to it I am writing a little Sinatra app, but for me it has a found a real niche… Read more »