Rails IDEs issues: change Java interpretor to Sun Java 6 JRE

Sometimes,the Rails (mostly written in Java, like RadRails, RubyMine, 3rd Rail, or Netbeans for Ruby) have some problems running with the default Ubuntu open source java interpretors. You may check the installed java version with:

java -version

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Complete Ubuntu install for a Ruby on Rails developer (utils, rails, ff addons)

This is a guide on creating a full-featured Ubuntu dev box for RoR. It assumes that you have already installed the latest version of Ubuntu.

Utils

sudo apt-get install build-essential
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Git push error (fatal: protocol error: expected sha/ref, got’)

Problem: forked a project from Git, made some changes, wanted to push the changes. Got this error:

git push
fatal: protocol error: expected sha/ref, got ‘
*********’

You can’t push to git://github.com/user/repo.git
Use git@github.com:user/repo.git

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Rails Startup App – Basecamp (with Rails 2.3)

A lot of GitHub projects are dedicated to creating a Rails Start-up application that should have the most used functionalities in any web application, like:

  • user authentication
  • profile management
  • user roles
  • users management
  • integration with other authentication systems (OpenID, FacebookConnect, etc)

Some of the most well known are listed below:

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Recover / Export Tomboy Notes

For writing a short ToDo list, taking some notes from a conference or saving an interesting shell command, an Ubuntu user needs a simple sticky notes desktop widget. Tomboy Notes is the easyest to use but in the same time very well featured, and it is bundled in Gnome Desktop.

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