Cross Domain RESTful AJAX with jQuery and Rails 2.2.2

Flinn Mueller aka actsasflinn wrote an blog post Cross domain RESTful JSON-P with Rails back in July. There he showed how to monkeypatch Rails to allow json-p to do all the REST verbs even when going across domains. He also showed how to make the json-p calls with jquery. A very nice solution that we [...] [...]

QuarkRuby: Consume non rails-style REST APIs

It seems that most “RESTful” APIs in the wild are well, pretty wild. They don’t meet the strict requirements of the pure CRUD/REST of ActiveResource. The article in QuarkRuby: Consume non rails-style REST APIs shows how to create a nice ruby wrapper around ActiveResource so you can adapt to any arbitrary REST / http interface on the Internet. [...]

Installing a git client on a shared host with no compiler

We are using Git to manage our deployments, but have some clients that use shared hosting services that don’t have git installed (in particular Most of these shared hosting services do allow ssh shell access but don’t have compilers available on the shared hosting account. So I couldn’t just build git on the shared [...] [...]