Some time has passed, and I’ve learned new stuff again:
- Updating a single gem is not done with ‘bundle update <gemname>’ but in fact with ‘bundle update –source <gemname>’. See this post for more info on that.
- Mailbox (iOS) is a really neat mail program. I really love this ‘remind me later’ stuff which keeps my mailbox clean and keeps me from writing these reminders myself in the Calendar app.
- With CTRL-F2 you can get focus on the menu bar in any mac app. (more keyboard shortcuts here)
- With JSONLint you can easily verify JSON.
- In Ruby you can actually create a Hash using brackets with key, value order. Ie like: Hash[“myKey”, “value”, “myOtherKey”, “myOtherValue”]. The  is a class method.
- I am really happy that we spent time creating a ‘load dump from environment X into my dev environment’ so we can easily test migrations and fix lots of bugs beforehand (instead of having to solve issues while deploying to an environment).
- When using ZShell and you want to issue a rake task you cannot pass parameters with  (ie rake myjob[someparam] won’t work). You need to use single quotes around the jobname + its parameters. Ie: rake ‘myjob[someparam]’ works.
- You can download free, legal, VM’s to test IE versions on different versions of Windows (here)
- You can create your own events with SDL using User events., as is done here
- The Global Day Coderetreat 2013 will be held at the 14th of December and we (at Zilverline) host one!
Thx to Sander for his tips about MailBox and ZShell.