One thing that you get spoiled with when you work on projects that are well-organized is having good project documentation. I’ve worked on numerous projects all with varying degrees of documentation. I would guess that most projects have poor documentation, if any. How much is this documentation worth? I’m not sure but I can tell you one doc that every project should have that is quite valuable. You could call it Application Dependencies or ‘How to set up your development environment so you can run the application’.Continue Reading…
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December 2008 Archives
As 2008 comes to a close I have several thing in transition, more so than in years past. In November I finished a two year Rails contract and moved on to new projects. With this transition both Active Warehouse and Yui4Rails projects will no longer have my attention. Active Warehouse is in fine hands with Anthony active on it again and others contributing in the last few months. I’m sure the move to Github will help with that as well. I pushed my last tweaks to it at the end of November. Yui4Rails may be in more trouble but it doesn’t need to be. First, the guys at my last contract will need to maintain their use of the plugin and will hopefully help make contributions as they move forward. Second, I hope others will fork my github repo to keep things advancing. I may use YUI again on a Rails project and if I do I’ll be sure to give back whatever I develop there. I’d encourage others using the plugin to do the same.Continue Reading…
I haven’t felt compelled to join the Twitter bandwagon until recently. Just a couple days ago I created my Twitter account, mghaught. I have virtually no twitter fu so it may be a bit before I get it all figured out and get my twitter groove on. If you want to read more of my ramblings feel free to follow me.