Installing Apache Thrift on Ubuntu and Leopard

The instructions for installing the Apache Thrift on the Wiki missed a few key things in terms of installing on Ubuntu (8.04 in my case) and Macintosh OS X Leopard (10.5.6). Gitting the latest source For instance they show you how to get the latest via SVN or a snapshop via wget. But the wget [...] [...]

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. [...]