Monthly Archives: April 2011

Your laptop is a liability

You got up early this morning to catch your flight, but your taxi still got stuck in traffic. After checking in (thank God for electronic check in!), you’re now stuck at the security check behind someone who evidently decided storing … Continue reading

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Consuming a public Rails API with jQuery

A previous post explained how to implement a public API in Rails. Here, we will cover how this API can be consumed with a cross-domain request using jQuery. The idea We’ll create a simple html file containing <ul> elements with … Continue reading

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Implementing a public API in Rails 3

As you’re probably aware, Rails helps out a lot when using generators: in addition to generating the views, it also provides XML access to data. What we’ll cover today is implementing a basic public API that can be consumed from … Continue reading

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Ruby Gem for SugarCRM: Advanced use

This is an article about “advanced” use of the SugarCRM Ruby gem. We’ve previously covered using basic gem functionality, and building a simple rails app using the gem to make a CRM portal, so you might want to take a … Continue reading

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Ruby Gem for SugarCRM: Ruby on Rails Integration

Having gone over the basics in a previous article, we will now cover how you can get a basic Rails 3 app (using the SugarCRM Ruby gem) up and running. (The SugarCRM Ruby gem relies on ActiveSupport >= 3, and … Continue reading

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Ruby Gem for SugarCRM: the Basics

The Ruby gem for SugarCRM has already been briefly presented in a SugarCRM Developer Zone article, but has been drastically improved over the last months. In the following lines, we’ll go over a few of these improvements and show you … Continue reading

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