Updates forthcoming….

Posted by admin on January 12, 2015

There are some major updatesforthcoming, including changing the focus of the site.  Watch this space!

Opera Unite – Reinventing the web? We’ll see.

Posted by Jamie on June 16, 2009

Opera, a Norwegian software company, known for the Opera web browser, has promised to re-invent the web with their new Unite service. It certainly looks promising, allowing users to share files, play music/movies, etc. on their computers from a web brower anywhere on the internet. I’m going to look into it, but the technology does look promising. Check it out for yourself: http://unite.opera.com/

Back again…

Posted by Jamie on June 03, 2009

I apologize for the downtime – One of my plugins decided to stop playing nicely so I had to shuffle some things around. Code coloration is disabled for the time being.

The Ruby Toolbox: Look up gems by category and popularity

Posted by Jamie on May 19, 2009

I heard about The Ruby Toolbox today:  http://ruby-toolbox.com/

Here is a brief description, taken from their site:

The Ruby Toolbox gives you an overview of these tools, sorted in categories and rated by the amount of watchers and forks in the corresponding source code repository on GitHub so you can find out easily what options you have and which are the most common ones in the Ruby community.

They basically list Ruby libraries by category and ‘popularity’ (defined above.)  I think it’s really interesting how influential GitHub has been to Ruby development, and in my opinion it is only natural that sites like The Ruby Toolbox are created.  I like the site because it lets me quickly choose candidates for evaluation when I am looking for a library to help with a particular task.

Open!

Posted by Jamie on August 16, 2007

Greetings, and welcome to ThoughtHook! This is the obligatory here-I am post – But you deserve more than just an announcement, don’t you?

What is this place about?

ThoughtHook is a place where I can share my thoughts and ideas about surviving and thriving in the jungle that is software development. I relish programming in Ruby, so much of what I post about will be ruby-related (not necessarily Rails-related.) You will also see posts about Programming Languages, Oracle, PL/SQL, general coding, etc.; Whatever interests me and/or is relevant to my current work.

So now you have a better idea of what I am trying to do here. Hopefully, we can all learn from each other.