Gonzalo Rodríguez-Baltanás Díaz

Professional Web Development with Ruby on Rails

Total Terminal

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You know that using the right tool for the job can be the difference between spending 10 minutes or a complete hour to finish the same task. This article is the first one on a series on how to set up the best ruby development environment


How to multi-task like a pro: Don't do it at all.

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Focus, attention, Flow. There are many ways to describe that sacred moment when you can get things done quick, fast and well. This article is the first on a series on how to create the best development environment


So you want to learn MongoDB?

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Aren't you tired of thinking about your business models as a set of tables? What if you could represent them as a crystal clear mirror of your mental model?


installing mysql2 gem on ruby 2.1.0

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Installing the mysql2 gem may give you this error: Library not loaded: libmysqlclient.18.dylib (LoadError). This is how you can solve it.


Sublime Text 2: Activating spell checking per file

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Spell checking is annoying if you are writing code, but it takes importance when you are writing text like in a markdown file. Sublime text allows you set configuration per file type.


bootstrap-wysihtml5-rails

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bootstrap-wysihtml5-rails is the easiest way to add a beautiful rich text editor to your rails application.


bootstrap-datepicker-rails

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While creating http://eucalipto.eu I needed to use a Datepicker. I was using the fantastic Twitter Bootstrap framework so I looked for a datepicker that would look as good.


DaVinci LMS

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Back in university we used WebCT, which sucked and worked at the same time. My first project in Ruby on Rails was my implementation of the good things in WebCT: Davinci LMS. Pursing this quest, implementing the perfect LMS, was what really made me decide to study Web development. It's ironic that bad software inspired a path that gave me such a great career.


Mendicant University

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The most valuable course I ever took was the month I spend in Gregory Brown's Mendicant University learning how to master ruby Development.


My Erasmus experience

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Thoughts after Erasmus scholarship in Belgium.