Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A proguard builder for Scala + Android

I just put up code for an Eclipse builder to make it simpler to build Scala projects for Android.


It's still pretty rough, but it gets the job done.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Eclipse plug-ins not showing suggested templates

If you’re new to developing Eclipse templates, and you’re wondering why you’re not seeing a list of templates when you create your new project, make sure you check “This plug-in will make contributions to the UI” in this dialog:
If you don’t check that, you’ll see:
Instead of:

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Comparing Microsoft and Google

Interesting comment on Microsoft vs Google (what it's like to work there) on the
Mini-Microsoft blog.

Look for the comment starting with:

>> And how do you compare GOOG to MSFT?

It's not black and white, there are advantages and disadvantages to both.


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Fail Whale

Just got the Twitter Fail Whale - haven't seen that for a long time:

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

If you're trying to use jruby on rails, and you see an error like this:
GEM_HOME=~/.jrubygem jruby -S rake db:create:all
(in /private/tmp/fnord)
!!! The bundled mysql.rb driver has been removed from Rails 2.2. Please install the mysql gem and try again: gem install mysql.
rake aborted!
no such file to load -- mysql

(See full trace by running task with --trace)

The solution is to run script/generate jdbc:

GEM_HOME=~/.jrubygem jruby -S script/generate jdbc
      exists  config/initializers
      create  config/initializers/jdbc.rb
      exists  lib/tasks
      create  lib/tasks/jdbc.rake
See Nick Sieger's blog for more detail.