Monday, May 28, 2007

Looks like the reimplementation is off

Looks like the company that employs me has decided not to upgrade the software they use. This is unfortunate. I will need to reevaluate how this book might get written. There will be no empirical data to include for the domain of the book.

Saturday, May 12, 2007


We just started on a new beer rating site. By we, I mean myself and 3 other people from work. Socialdrinkr is an experiment for those who love beer and would like to share their thoughts about the brews they love. We hope to make it useful for anyone. This is definitely a labor of love. All four of the developers have keen domain knowledge as well the knowledge to build the site. Alright time to get back hacking on socialdrinkr.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Writing a book!

I have been given a great opportunity to write a book. My employer is giving me the opportunity to implement enterprise-level software using Ruby on Rails. I am very fortunate to be a part of this plan. Rails is new and exciting, but needs to be proven. We need to prove concepts like REST (representational state transfer) can work running a multiple million dollar operation. We need to implement a distributed database. Most importantly, we need Rails to work with legacy systems and data. This book will be a practicum of sorts, chronically the entire process from bidding the system to the client through to the "maintenance phase".

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Going to Rails Conf!

Excited = 'Yes'. I would really like to hear David A. Black speak as well as Dave Thomas (no not the Wendys guy), the Ruby guy. Myself and 6 others from Integrum will be going on May 16th. This should be a good time and a chance to show Integrum's colors in Planet Argon's backyard.