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Archive for June, 2011

What the hell is happening to Rails? Answerback.

Posted on: June 18th, 2011 by AstonJ 21 Comments

This is an answerback to the recent ‘What the hell is happening to rails?’ post by Steve Coast. He says Rails has become too hard/advanced for beginners, and recommends they ditch learning Rails 3 and go with an older version:

If you want to learn rails, don’t get the latest pragmatic programmers book. Go and get the 1st or 2nd edition. Get an old copy of rails and ignore all this. Once you’ve figured that all out then upgrade and expect to spend the same amount of time learning all the new stuff. You don’t save any time jumping to Rails 3+. You will love rails if you begin at the start like we all did, but you might hate it starting off with 3.

I disagree – in fact I strongly recommend you don’t take Steve’s advice or his post too seriously.

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How to submit your MacRuby app to the Mac App Store

Posted on: June 17th, 2011 by AstonJ 5 Comments

If you’ve been scratching your head (or tearing your hair out!) trying to do this then, a) join the club, and b) fear no more! Here’s a quick guide to get you set-up and submitted!

Step 1 – Create your MacRuby App

First step is to create your MacRuby app in Xcode. Rather than me repeat what Andre has written up on his blog, go there, follow the guide, create your app as you normally would, then come back when you are ready to submit your app to the app store…

Step 2 – Get your certificates!

Next you will need to get 3 certificates from Apple:

  • Developer Application cert
  • Developer Install cert
  • Apple World Wide Developer Relations cert

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Invalid Signature error on submitting an app to the Mac App Store

Posted on: June 14th, 2011 by AstonJ No Comments

If you get this error on submitting your app to the Mac App Store:

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