Setting Up OSX For Rails Development

I have a tutoring listing on Tutorspree. A potential student asked me about Rails tutoring but he was still having trouble getting a nice Rails environment running on Mac OSX. I don’t want to charge for time getting Rails set up. Setup should be easy and fairly painless. I’m going to describe how I setup a new OSX install for Rails development.
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Faster Ruby 1.9.2 Load Time

Check out Peter Cooper’s article about speeding up ruby’s load time (require code) without going to edge ruby (1.9.3).
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I’m a Rails Contributor! (not really, but it’s a start)

I got my first Rails patch accepted the other day. I’m officially a Rails contributor!
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Deploying to Heroku For The First Time

Update: Using a 3rd party gem to manage Heroku apps was premature of me. Just use the Heroku Toolbelt.

I deployed my first Heroku app few months ago. The deployment process was fairly smooth; there were only a couple hiccups. Let’s talk about it.

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Recovering 71G of Space That Oracle Took From Me

Today, I found the source of why my hard drive space has been mysteriously disappearing.
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