It all sounds Geek to me! [Gautam Arora]

Monday, April 17, 2006

Getting Geeky on Rails

tIt was high time i checked out RoR, and Sunday seemed to be the best day to give it a shot....
Started with checking out some ruby tuts and once i was comfortable with it, i hit the play button on the Django/RoR flick from Snakes and Rubies.

The movie was very informative and once i was through with it, i knew what i had been missing by not choosing Ruby/RoR earlier.

The transformation was so instantaneous, and i could not believe that i had been skeptical about this pure-OO Japanese language! Its just pure beauty!

Finished doing the cookbook example from Rolling with Ruby on Rails, and i was left spell-bound by the sheer power and simplicity of RoR!

I have to use J2EE Struts at work, and i loved the 'Convention over Configuration' theme and the 'duck' was really quacking loud....

no struts-confi.xml, no xml-situps, no server restarts.....scaffolding.....its just awesome.....

cheers to more days with RoR!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Zoho Creator and more...

Well, this aint a re-post on Zoho Creator, but its not possible not to talk about something when you have spent most of your productive day clicking away to glory and making web apps(yes clicking, and not typing code!)
Also mailed the Zoho Support about some much-required features, and was happy to get a positive reponse from their side.
You can see my public Zoho Apps here.

Aprt from that i will be soon moving away from blogger onto wordpress, and will be sharing a VPS with Ajay.Sharing just seems to be such a incorrect term when my blog will be placed next to Ajay's, lets just say that my blog will just be hanging around there somehwere. :)

I drool about the moment that Zoho Creator will add actionscript and other features, i mean, i cant even imagine the possibilities! (yes, i am possesed...)

And while typing out this blogpost, i have created my Wordpress.com blog, just to see how things work in the WP-Universe...but WP.org awaits me, and i will be there....soon....very soon....

Monday, April 03, 2006

Timesheet app using Zoho Creator

So i needed a simple enough web-based timesheet app for personal use.

Came across Zoho Creator(thanks Nirav) and i have my very own Timesheet app now, and its as Web2.0 as you can posibly get!

Check out My Zoho Timesheet.

Hopefully Zoho Creator will give more power to users who can code in PHP and HTML, but its surely a great WYSIWYG platform, and you can surely create useful apps with a few clicks.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Screencast: The 'new' Hello World!

So you can do a 'Hello World!' with your new-hot-fav-programming-languages, who cares?
Where is the screencast?

Yes, the world of web-frameworks has moved to screencasts, the way to show off the MVC-based simplicities.
So much so, that the user-community has pretty much started expecting a screencast with the beta, atleast i do! :)

Ruby on Rails: Creating a weblog in 15 minutes

TurboGears: The 20 Minute Wiki

Symfony: A ajax shopping cart in 10 minutes

SQL on Rails: Creating a search engine in 8 minutes (move over Google, here comes Bajillio!)
But here is an interesting counter, i found while going through the development forums of Drupal by Bert Boerland using a convo from the movie, "There is something about Mary":

Hitchhiker: You heard of this thing, the 8-Minute Abs?
Ted: Yeah, sure, 8-Minute Abs. Yeah, the excercise video.
Hitchhiker: Yeah, this is going to blow that right out of the water. Listen to this: 7... Minute... Abs.
Ted: Right. Yes. OK, all right. I see where you're going.
Hitchhiker: Think about it. You walk into a video store, you see 8-Minute Abs sittin' there, there's 7-Minute Abs right beside it. Which one are you gonna pick, man?
Ted: I would go for the 7.
Hitchhiker: Bingo, man, bingo. 7-Minute Abs. And we guarantee just as good a workout as the 8-minute folk.
Ted: You guarantee it? That's - how do you do that?
Hitchhiker: If you're not happy with the first 7 minutes, we're gonna send you the extra minute free. You see? That's it. That's our motto. That's where we're comin' from. That's from "A" to "B".
Ted: That's right. That's - that's good. That's good. Unless, of course, somebody comes up with 6-Minute Abs. Then you're in trouble, huh?
[Hitchhiker convulses]
Hitchhiker: No! No, no, not 6! I said 7. Nobody's comin' up with 6. Who works out in 6 minutes? You won't even get your heart goin, not even a mouse on a wheel.

Needless to say the hitchhiker was carying a chainsaw.

p.s. I 'love' screencasts!

Ideas are bulletproof

Voilà! In                                                       view, a humble
vaudevillian veteran, cast
vicariously as both victim and
villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This
visage, no mere veneer of
vanity, is a vestige of the
vox populi, now vacant,
vanished, as the once vital
voice of the verisimilitude now
venerates what they once vilified. However, this
valorous visitation of a bygone
vexation stands vivified, and has
vowed to vanquish these
venal and virulent
vermin vanguarding
vice and vouchsafing the
violently vicious and
voracious violation of
volition. The only verdict is
vengeance; a vendetta held as a
votive, not in vain, for the
value and veracity of such shall one day
vindicate the vigilant and the
virtuous. Verily, this
vichyssoise of verbiage
veers most verbose
vis-à-vis an introduction,
and so it is my
very good honor
to meet you
and you may
call me
V.
V: "Remember, remember, the fifth of November..."

V: "Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. There is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof. "

The 'Wachowski Brothers' are at it again in "V for Vendetta"...dont miss this one!

(via Uwe Hermann)

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Slashdot goes cute?

Well, its that time of the year again, and Slashdot have really hit the nail on the head!

Slashdot Design Changes for Wider Appeal
(I think, this has been due for quite sometime...we all love pink now, dont we?)

and dont miss out on the "CUTEST WEB SITE EVER DISCOVERED!!!"

Incase you never fancied SQL much, dont worry, the new version is gonna be much easier to grasp: "GIMMIE * FROM TABLENAME"


If you havent been scared of Google till date, then there are reasons that 'some' should be, afterall, they own the The Spider of Doom!!


Have a great April 1st ...
p.s. Thanks Hrishikesh