Explorations of specific application domains, such as UNIX systems programming, or e-commerce.
Learn Ruby's exec method by building a tool that starts project-specific Apache instances
Starting processes is one thing. Keeping track of them after they've started is another.
In today's episode, we put together several of the small bits of Ruby lore we've learned in order to build a simple and pragmatic mail templating system.
Last time around we introduced the Queue class. In this episode, we'll put it to work!
In another peek into my ongoing behind-the-scenes work on RubyTapas, today I extract the responsibility for representing a logged-in screen-scraping user-agent session into its own class.
This episode takes a look at how to use the Nokogiri gem to extract data from large HTML documents without reading the whole document into memory.
Finishing up my list of TODO items, today I address some structural coupling that my test stubs have revealed. This is a live episode, so no script today.
Note: This week RubyTapas moves to its new release schedule of two episodes a week. I've already sent out an update detailing the reason for the change, but for those who …
Today's episode tackles the problem of talking to a web app which has no published API, using the Mechanize screen-scraping gem. In the process, we'll explore the Gateway pattern for …