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create table ft_test (datum date, anzahl number);
insert into ft_test (datum, anzahl) values ('01.06.2011',5);
insert into ft_test (datum, anzahl) values ('02.06.2011',5);
insert into ft_test (datum, anzahl) values ('03.06.2011',5);
insert into ft_test (datum, anzahl) values ('04.06.2011',5);
select * from ft_test;
SELECT a.datum, (SELECT SUM (b.anzahl)
fritzek / gist:1009970
Created Jun 6, 2011
mail template about letting devs know that tests are failing because they aren't including rake in their gem file
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Hey <github-handle>
Thanks that you run your test on Travis-CI.
Just to let you know: your tests failing because you haven't included rake in your Gemfile.
Please be so kind to add rake and your tests should run as you expect.
Thanks again for using Travis-CI
your Travis-Team
View gist:978936
$ RAILS_ENV=test bundle install
Fetching source index for
Using rake (0.8.7)
Using ZenTest (4.5.0)
Using multi_json (1.0.2)
Using activesupport (3.1.0.beta1)
Using bcrypt-ruby (2.1.4)
Using builder (3.0.0)
Using i18n (0.6.0beta1)
Using activemodel (3.1.0.beta1)
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namespace :deploy do
STAGING_APP = 'myapp-staging'
def run(*cmd)
raise "Command #{cmd.inspect} failed!" unless $?.success?
def confirm(message)
View startupriot.textile

(This is the text of the keynote I gave at Startup Riot 2009. Will update when video becomes available.)

Hi everyone, I’m Chris Wanstrath, and I’m one of the co-founders of GitHub.

GitHub, if you haven’t heard of it, has been described as “Facebook for developers.” Which is great when talking about GitHub as a website, but not so great when describing GitHub as a business. In fact, I think we’re the polar opposite of Facebook as a business: we’re small, never took investment, and actually make money. Some have even called us successful.

Which I’ve always wondered about. Success is very vague, right? Probably even relative. How do you define it?

After thinking for a while I came up with two criteria. The first is profitability. We employ four people full time, one person part time, have thousands of paying customers, and are still growing. In fact, our rate of growth is increasing – which means January was our best month so far, and February is looking pretty damn good.


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