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Solutions Journal

Expire Action Cache with Rake

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 02:00 PM | Solutions

For a site we have been updating, we needed the action cache expired every so often independent of the sweeper. Unfortunately, we were having difficulty using the expire_action or expire_fragment... Read more

JQuery Toggle Function

Friday, Oct 16, 2009 at 09:01 AM | Solutions

A JQuery Toggle Function to Replace the RJS/Scriptaculous Visual_Effect Helper We have been using JQuery instead of Prototype and Scriptaculous a lot this year and needed an easy, non-obtrusive function... Read more

Installing Sphinx on Snow Leopard

Monday, Sep 28, 2009 at 07:58 PM | Solutions

Upgrading to Snow Leopard was pretty smooth save for a few items. Sphinx was giving a little trouble connecting to mysql. Instead of using 9.8.1, we found Sphinx 9.9-rc2 to... Read more

Remove Files From Git Repo

Tuesday, Aug 04, 2009 at 08:03 PM | Solutions

If you ever have a case where you want to remove files from a git repo without deleting the files in the process, you can do this: Add the files... Read more

Sphinx, Thinking_Sphinx, and Whenever

Tuesday, Aug 04, 2009 at 04:41 PM | Solutions

Setting up Full Text Search For a recent project, we needed to install a full text search engine. After doing some research and speaking with colleagues, we found the combination... Read more

Working with Delayed Job

Friday, May 22, 2009 at 02:56 PM | Solutions

Delayed Job is great for offloading processes out of the way for users. For Heraldr, we needed to be able to send a lot of emails from the site without... Read more

Deploying Rails 2.3.2

Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 03:54 PM | Solutions

If you run into a deploy error with Capistrano when deploying a rails 2.3.3 app, you might need to add the irs_process_scripts plugin. You can install it from github at... Read more

A Great Syntax Highlighter

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 03:13 PM | Solutions

If you are looking for a good solution for syntax highlighting, we though we would try out Alex G's Syntax Highlighter. It is a pretty comprehensive solution with minimal fuss.... Read more