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View bluemix.rb
require 'asin'
require 'awesome_print'
ASIN::Configuration.configure do |config|
config.associate_tag = 'carlscorn-20'
config.key = 'AKIAJHAI7AL2VNXA4JWA'
config.secret = 'Qj1fACFPNfyHah67b/OySg4ZpSxt1O6jKDc4gXZK'
View database.yml.example mysql2
# MySQL. Versions 4.1 and 5.0 are recommended.
# Install the MySQL driver:
# gem install mysql2
# And be sure to use new-style password hashing:
adapter: mysql2
encoding: utf8
SabretWoW / deploy.rb
Created December 19, 2013 02:03
A sample Capistrano deploy.rb file I use as a base for all my projects. It's a straightforward & doesn't add much custom functionality besides symlinking my database.yml into my project from a folder outside of my application (considered good security practice).
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require 'bundler/capistrano'
# Include this if you want to be able to set up different deployment stages (i.e. beta, stage, etc.)
# require 'capistrano/ext/multistage'
set :application, ""
set :user, "linuxusername"
default_run_options[:pty] = true
set :use_sudo, true
SabretWoW /
Last active May 13, 2022 07:32 — forked from xdite/
42 Sweet, sweet things Rails (and Ruby) can do. Wonderful reference.
SabretWoW / VimMonokai.vim
Created December 14, 2013 06:21
My Vim color scheme based on Sublime Text's default scheme: Monokai.
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" Vim color file
" Converted from Textmate theme Monokai Refined using Coloration v0.3.2 (
set background=dark
" highlight clear
highlight Normal guibg=black guifg=white
if exists("syntax_on")
syntax reset
SabretWoW / ruby_benchmark_examples.rb
Created December 14, 2013 02:59
Three examples showing three of the main methods of Ruby's Benchmark class that's used to profile your code. Benchmark.measure at the most basic, Benchmark.benchmark allows you to run trials of different code blocks, and Benchmark.bmbm that helps you establish a baseline for your tests.
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require 'benchmark'
require 'bigdecimal/math'
# Set the number of iterations to run. The underscore here is used as a substitute for normal comma so Ruby interprets the number correctly.
iterations = 10
puts "\nCalculating pi #{iterations} times.\n\n"
SabretWoW / ruby_github_gist_api.rb
Created December 11, 2013 23:20
A Ruby script demonstrating how to pull Gists from the GitHub Gist API.
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# Gem that wraps around the Gist API
require 'activegist'
# GitHub Gist API documentation:
# -
# Set up credentials.
ActiveGist::API.username = "Your GitHub username"
ActiveGist::API.password = "Your GitHub password"
SabretWoW / json_response_handling_ruby.rb
Created December 11, 2013 14:20
Ruby script that uses open-uri to fetch the contents of a JSON endpoint, uses the JSON gem to parse the string into a Ruby array & prints some of the records. This is the foundation for all web API requests, so feel free to use it in the future.
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require 'open-uri'
require 'json'
require 'pp'
# Construct the URL we'll be calling
request_uri = 'http://localhost:3000/users.json'
request_query = ''
SabretWoW / ruby_web_scraping.rb
Created December 9, 2013 22:44
A Ruby web scraping script that visits a GitHub trending repos page, scrapes the data for the 25 repos, loads them into a CSV, and then reads from the CSV & creates a hash with each repo's data.
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require 'mechanize'
require 'csv'
# Load up the trending Ruby repos on GitHub from the last month.
url_to_scrape = ""
# Snag the website with Mechanize & parse it into an XML document we can query.
page =
# Set the name of the CSV we'll create & load from.
file = "repo_data.csv"
SabretWoW / ruby-open-uri-request.rb
Created December 9, 2013 17:16
4-line Ruby script that uses open-uri to fetch the contents of a URL & displays it in the console. This is the foundation for all web requests, whether to scrape a page, request a JSON response, and more.
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require 'open-uri'
# Go fetch the contents of a URL & store them as a String
response = open('').read
# "Pretty prints" the result to look like a web page instead of one long string of HTML
# Print the contents of the website to the console