I get distracted easily. E-mail, instant messaging, the mighty and fraudulent web, you name it. However, recently I’ve surrounded my workspace with a couple of tools that help me reduce distractions, both explicitly and implicitly.
It’s been a week full of Rails joy, and a little pain as well, but that’s not to looked for in Rails itself, but just some code.
During the last meeting of the Ruby User Group Berlin, Jonathan Weiss presented Webistrano, a web application for easy deployment based on Capistrano. It was pretty impressive, and now he’s released it to the public. On the site you’ll find some screencasts explaining the features and the user interface, and the download of course.
All I wanted was to store images in the database through Hibernate. It all look so easy. Add a byte array property, add it as a binary type to the Hibernate mapping and off you go. So far so good. I’m developing with MySQL where everything worked the way it’s supposed to. Image data goes into the database and comes out when required, no problem.