Howto use Radrails, Aptana and Eclipse all in one!

Radrails by default comes bundled as a pre-built package but you may not want to be restricted to its built in views. To transcend this problem means being able to use Aptana, Wickedshell

and other eclipse plugins without the need of opening multiple copy's of eclipse.

The most simple way of doing this is to download a copy of Eclipse Platform Runtime Binary.

Then you'll want to add RDT, Radrails, Aptana, Wickedshell and Subclipse through the menus.

Radrails 0.7.1 Released - Rails Development Just Got Smoother

The release is finally out! It includes a few new features and loads of bug fixes. Here’s an overview of the new and noteworthy.


A new Configuration preference page allows you to set the paths to your Rails, Rake and Mongrel scripts. No more empty Rails project problems.

Ruby on Rails Blog is Reviewing Rails Hosting Companies

Why we’re doing it

We’ve received many requests for information regarding good quality hosting.

But why us ?

We use rails everyday, we understand what is needed from a host to run production level applications.

Which rails hosts are being reviewed?

We’d like to review as many hosts as possible in a one to three month period. I’m asking hosts that are interested in participating to contact me at rubyonrailsblog {at} gmail dot com.

8 Upcoming Ruby on Rails Books You Do Not Want to Miss

Rails is rapidly developing as a framework and to help us keep up with the pace, several publishing companies out of the kindness of their hearts (muahaaha) have contracted some of the finest minds in the rails community to author some upcoming books. These are books that rails developers should keep a very close eye on. Without further adeu, here they are:

Create Custom Column types in Rails Migrations

The Problem

Your doing migrations for a database and you must specify a column with a database specific type. You've checked all of the ActiveRecord migration options and none fit the bill.

An Example Situation

You must specify bigint or int2vector or polygon for a PostgreSQL database.

The Solution

Here's what you can do to solve the problem of ActiveRecord migration limitations for column types:

Ruby 1.8.5 Released - Summary of changes and does it work with Rails 1.1.6?

With some excitement by some and frustrations by others, Ruby 1.8.5 was released this past weekend. According to this post from Matz, the creator of the Ruby language, this is primarily a bug fix release. If you want a blow-by-blow account of the changes, view the change log and scroll down to Fri Dec 24 of last year when Ruby 1.8.4 was released. If that’s a little too much detail, here is a nice summary of the changes: This page lists the changes between 1.8.4 and 1.8.5.

Locomotive is Ruby on Rails One-click install for MacOS

Installing Locomotive

Drag-n-drop is all there is to installing the Locomotive Ruby on Rails package. Try Ruby on Rails without worrying about breaking

your current system - it’s entirely self-contained. You can always muck around on the command line and irrevocably modify your system with a custom install later, but after trying Locomotive, most people don’t need anything more.

Typo's Future means Plugins, Multiple Sites and More...

The future of Typo the blogging software is looking much brighter than ever before with careful thought being put into plugin Re-architecture. The problem with

the current system is that it makes it incredibly difficult to add plugins onto the typo blogware without adding them to core. That means that the core of the blog becomes extremely bloated with all your extensions resulting in a messy ruby on rails application with files all over the place.