|> Marc Anguera

Nov 2017

Suchtube - YouTube search as a service

Let me introduce you Suchtube, Youtube search as a service.

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Mar 2014

Making DB backups with Ruby

The past week I mounted a DB backup system, for a couple of Ruby web apps (Rails and Sinatra), using the Backup gem. I found the process pretty straightforward, so I decided to share my experience.

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Oct 2013

Calling super in Ruby

Ruby, like most programming languages, has a set of reserved identifiers, keywords: if, else, return, do, while, self, yield, true, false, etc.

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Aug 2013

Rails Notifications: Subscribe to internal events

We’re all agree that it is very useful (and necessary) to know how our application is performing in production (detect bottlenecks, generate statistics, measure metrics, etc).

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Jul 2013

Jekyll-Timeago: Time ago date filter for Jekyll

Custom and simple implementation of timeago date filter. Main features:

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Jul 2013

Download file via Ajax request

Everything retrieved via Ajax goes into javascript “memory” space. This is because JavaScript can’t interact with disk. That would be a security issue. Ajax is not designed to do this kind of stuff. But as always, there are some tricks … Here is a simple approach of how to get it in a Ruby on Rails based application.

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Jun 2013

Introducing Unscoped Associations

Ruby on Rails is a great framework with a lot of built-in options and customizations, specially regarding the data/models layer (Active Record). One of them is the ability to collect instances of a particular class using a default_scope. Very useful to collect “scoped” data by default, but pulling objects via associations is also affected, leading sometimes to weird behavior (think in “soft deletes”).

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May 2013

Hello world!

For a long time I wanted to have a personal site and blog. One day surfing on the Internet I found Jekyll and offers me everything that I need in a simple and easy way: static pages generator (html, js and css), blogging system (posts, categories, etc), generate content using Markdown, templates and layouts engine, GitHub Pages integration, customization and a lot of other interesting stuff. And it’s written in Ruby, one of my favourite languages.

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