IntelliJ plugin for Ruby/Rails

This really makes my day. JetBrains, the makers of the fabulous IntelliJ IDEA, are adding support (via a plugin) for Ruby and Ruby on Rails.

It was just a very brief mention at the very end of on hour long video presentation of Team Server and IntelliJ 6.

You can watch the video here. If you only want to see the Ruby/Rails part, then fast forward to about 1 hour and 12 minutes into the video.

via Richard McMahon.


Screencast for Instant Rails

Matt Griffith created a cool screencast showing how to get started with Instant Rails in under 5 minutes! Check it out here.

RailsConf 2006 Keynote Videos

Videos of the RailsConf 2006 Keynote talks are becoming available for your viewing pleasure!

They were all excellent and well worth watching. So far, the keynote videos of Dave Thomas and Martin Fowler are available now, and the rest will be available soon.

The Ruby Community Rocks!

I just posted this entry to O’Reilly’s Ruby blog: The Ruby Community Rocks!

I’m conflicted here about posting. Traditionally I have posted here to my blog, but I also like the idea of posting to the O’Reilly Ruby blog.

Suggestions on resolving this conflict would be appreciated!

RailsConf 2006: Day 0

I’m blogging about my daily experiences at RailsConf 2006 on the O’Reilly Ruby Blog. You can read about it here.


The first Ruby conference in Japan (Ruby’s homeland) just got underway. Its called RubyKaigi2006 (Kaigi means meeting or conference). Amazingly, the conference was sold out within the first hour that tickets went up for sale!

Daigo Moriwaki, one of the Japanese bloggers for RedHanded, just posted some news about day one of the conference.

The mosting interesting news to me was that Matz plans to release Ruby 1.9.1 by Christmas of 2007 (development of Ruby 1.8.x will continue in parallel), and 1.9.1 will include both M17N support and Yarv! Yarv is Ruby’s long awaited virtual machine.

Anyway, you can read all about RubyKaigi2006 here and here. You can find lots of pictures on Flickr.

Gummi bears defeat fingerprint sensors

Is your comapny using biometeric sensors for security? Thinking about using your thumbprint to login to your computer?

Well, before you do you should read Gummi bears defeat fingerprint sensors.