Last night I spent way too much time getting this whole deal working for an initial deployment. Heroku has always been one of the easiest ways to get Rails applications on a server and running, but working on this new idea with Rails 3.1 and the rails-admin engine was a bit trying. Tools used: Rails 3.1 rc 0.5 Rails-admin Devise GVIM – Editor If you have not used Rails-admin yet I suggest you check it out. The interface is highly intuitive and it creates a well designed admin for any CMS style application. Our application has a need for admins to do work in an area separate from the general signed in user. In other applications I have achieved this[…]

A frustrating week with textMate has proved it is simply better to control your own editor versus stick with the ideas predetermined by other programmers. I have bounced between Vim/MacVim/TextMate for about a year now. I am about to get a new Air and would really like to copy my .rc files and be good, so I spent a little time today working out some of the customizations I wanted in MacVim. Before starting this I had NERDTree and RailsVim already installed. A few of the softwares I went and picked up were: MacVim: choose-your-version Vim ColorSamplePack: download | docs Vim ScrollColor: download | docs PeepOpen: download After installing the above I added the alias to my ~/.bashrc so MacVim is simple to open.[…]