iOS Developer at Buffer

April 12, 2008

Earn Cash For Writing For Developology

A few months back I brought a package from Adam Roberts that included a domain and designs for a web development site. I am now actively working on getting this site up and running. I am hoping to officially launch several sites at once.

The site essentially is based around readers and writers creating articles, tutorials and news posts for cash. If you wish to earn some extra money and create a few posts ready for when the site launches get in touch with me by using the contact page or twitter.

All posts will need to be related to Web Development, I am still working out rates to pay writers but i’m sure we can come to an agreement that suites everyone. If you have experience blogging or writing then that will be a bonus.

Look forward to hearing from all you writers.

April 7, 2008

Build Your Own Ruby on Rails Web Applications Book Review

I brought the SitePoint Build Your Own Ruby on Rails Web Applications book just over a week ago and i’m now around 120 pages into it. I have to say its a great read. I wanted to start learning Rails as soon as I read how easy it was to work with on a blog post at Carsonified.

After a day or so watching screencasts and reading up on what you can do with Rails, I set out and brought the Build Your Own Ruby on Rails Web Applications Sitepoint book from Waterstones (after searching in a few other book shops).

Getting into the book was relatively easy, but if you wish to start working on the sample application (Shovell – A Digg Clone) that you build while reading the book straight away you have a good 3-4 chapters to read first.

While I haven’t got into the bulk of the application coding I have to say I am very impressed and by the sounds of it, Ruby on Rails will look great on anyones CV and portfolio.

I would have gotten further into the book by now if I hadn’t gotten stuck on getting MySQL all set up and running on Leopard, I kept getting errors and after about 6 attempts it worked. Now I can start building the Shovell application, then once i’m happy with that I can start building my other projects that are in the works.

I recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about Ruby on Rails, its a great introduction to Rails. I will no doubt be posting more posts about this book in the coming weeks when a few other of my projects start coming together.

April 2, 2008

Blogging? Me?

This is just a short update, as I am still finding it hard to get time to create posts. Some are in the works as I have said before, just need to finish them off.

inBlogs Ad-Free Aggregator

Now, today I have added inBlogs to twitter. So most posts will be posted to twitter getting your blog more exposure and hits. While this feature is rather simple it still needs to be tweaked so all posts are posted. Right now because of timezones some posts are missed by the system. This will hopefully be resolved by the weekend.

Follow inBlogs on Twitter here.

WordPress 2.5

This is the first post I am creating using WordPress 2.5, I was a bit skeptical at first about the design and the overall new layout of the admin area, but its growing on me and I have to say I much prefer the layout of this editor now. So get upgrading!!

Projects on Rails

I have started to learn Ruby on Rails for an upcoming project. I am quite impressed with the idea I have came up with, it has to be the best idea I have had ever for a site that is. Just need to make this idea a reality, and with the help of Rails it shouldn’t be that long.

Working at 383

Working at 383 Project is great still, really enjoying it still. Even with the amount of HTML Newsletters I have to code, and the amount of database find and replaces I have to do manually. It also has its challenging aspects, which allow me to push all my skills to the limit, while learning on the way.

Also I am on the look out for PHP/Ruby on Rails/Javascript courses if anyone knows of any give me a shout.

Not a very short update like I said above but still, not as interesting as a review or tutorial. More of them posts coming very soon, including information about my new Rails projects.

March 24, 2008

inBlogs Under New Management

Quite a while ago I blogged alot about a clients site called inBlogs, an Ad-Free Web-Related Aggregator. Well now I own the site and have made some significant changes to the site to improve its speed and backend. The main initial problem we had with the site before was that it would clog up and stop functioning when lots of feeds needed updating. This has now been resolved and the site moved over to a new host. So far the site is running nice and quickly, with no hangs experienced over the past 2 weeks.

The Friend of inBlogs will be re-added and all the friends of the previous inBlogs copied over. I will be doing a big advert campaign once I feel the changes to the site have been completed, this will boost not only traffic to inBlogs but traffic to active blogs that are been aggregated by inBlogs.

For now if you have a blog and wish to add it to inBlogs please do so.

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