I’ve had to create some very similar events in my calendar, but they did not match a valid recurrence pattern. As I find it quite painful to create multiple iCal events I thought I maybe should try out MacRuby to automate the process as far as I could. As the resources for this topic are rare on the net I thought I could share the basics. I’ll explain the details below the coding.
With this Ruby code you can get the mouse position in windows.
I guess not everyone reading this article is a fan of League of Legends (LoL), a famous multiplayer game in which two enemy factions are fighting each other to destroy the enemies base. Nevertheless I’ve built a website around this game – or to be more special – around the patches which are released for it. Officially Riot, the developer and publisher of LoL, just throws out some patch notes each patch, but if you are not able to keep track of each patch, you can easily get lost in the near endless changes. Often you just want to know what changed for a special hero or item. So I sat down and brewed a nice website which can be reached at http://www.lol-patch.com or http://www.lol-patch-history.com.
This small guide will help to install GIT on Mac using Macports.
Rake is a build tool for ruby, similar to C’s make or Java’s ant/maven.
Basically you can define a lot of tasks, which can be executed, may have prerequisites and can do a lot boring tasks, from file operations to building gems.
One great thing is that you can easily deploy your whole project to your FTP server. Searching around I did not find a lot of information about that – this is the reason I’ll write about it. Read more →
I want to share my recent experience with ruby web scraping and RSS.
Often I found myself checking the comments for my game iBox3D using http://www.appcomments.com. But the problem is that you can only display the comments by country and my app does so far only have comments in Germany, USA and UK. But the website does not show where you have comments or not. It was hard to say, if there were new comments or not. So I decided to write a small ruby script which should compile all comments and display them.
Back in 2009, on the 23rd of March, I’ve reported about an easy way to created 3D iPhone games with Shiva, a game creation suite from Stonetrip.
Soon it turned out that it was easy to setup a quick prototype which contains only a subset of functionality of the final version. I’ve worked on iBox3D in my spare time as often as possible, but also I had to take some creative breaks.
Ruby has a nice library for OLE automation, win32ole. I used this library to get appointments from shared outlook (exchange) calendars. The scripts are testen on Windows Vista with Outlook 2003. This is how it works.
I recently added two links to my blog. They both lead to articles I wrote about Ruby (on Rails) and SAP Services. Warning: This was before Rails 2.0 was released. Ruby on Rails make cool SAP MashUps possible.