Test Oracle Database Views with Rails

Testing Rails with a legacy oracle schema as a backend is always a challenge (fun?). Rails relies no schema.rb to create its test database. The problem is that using the latest activerecord-oracle_enhanced-adapter (1.4.0), the application is

Rails – disable timezone conversions

In order to globally disable the use of TimeZone conversions for your (legacy?) application – here’s the proper configurations: In config/application.rb (or config/environment.rb depending on Rails version): 1 2 3 config.time_zone = 'Mountain Time (US

Heroku timezone adjustment

Setting up timezone on Heroku instance using heroku gem (command line) {% highlight ruby %} heroku config:add TZ=America/Edmonton …. heroku console Time.now => … -0700 … {% endhighlight %}Heroku apparently accepts zoneinfo timezones. It works, thank you for the useful post. I

JRuby / PaperClip

Hello fellow developer stuck with JRuby, Paperclip file size = 0 issue :) Apparently the Paperclip workaround to report the proper file size doesn’t work with the current implementation of JRuby (Windows XP). This “might” work (not thoroughly tested): iostream.rb

Java for the forever beginner (II)

If your JSP code is almost 2/3rd pure Java code, then you’re doing something wrong.  One easy way of knowing Java code from HTML/Snippets is to look at the PALE GREEN (see image for color tone). If

How to Win Friends and Influence People

I just realized that Dale Carnegie’s principles are less than 140 characters each ;) So – here they are in bite size. [retweet URLs reference the wiki article] And here they are in YAML Fundamental Techniques in Handling PeopleRetweet Don’t