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Blog Archive for bleonard during March 2007

We're in the process of creating some sample applications to ship with the NetBeans Ruby module, one of which will be based on the screencast, Putting Flickr on Rails. You can just download and run the sample project (you'll have to set your Flickr API Key), or build it from scratch as documented here. Setting Things Up Download and install NetBeans 6.0 M7 or greater. Install the Ruby module...
I've been playing around with the IRB (Interactive Ruby Shell) Console in NetBeans. Generally, IRB is started from the command prompt in the directory containing your scripts. However, in NetBeans, it's launched from the NetBeans installation directory. So here are some tips on using IRB in NetBeans. Create a Ruby Application named IRBTest. In main.rb, define the following Blog class which we'll...
Two weeks ago I introduced myself to Ruby on Rails, which was, technically, JRuby on Rails. Based on some constructive comments by David Rupp, I've spent some time over the past week doing some additional research on rails. In the process I began to look at pure Ruby (not JRuby). Now, I'm sorry, this blog entry is somewhat Windows biased, which feels odd for a guy that normally talks about Java...
A while back I watched the Creating a weblog in 15 minutes video that everyone was raving about and I remember thinking, yuck, too much command line. Then my buddy Roman produced a webcast (to be published later this week) showing how to do the same in NetBeans 6.0 Milestone 7. So here for you, I produce the blow-by-blow, with a slight twist in that I use the Derby database that comes with JDK 6...