Using the Twitter Gem in your Rails Application

Using the Twitter Gem in your Rails Application

Recently, a fellow developer I know expressed his frustrations regarding Twitter’s update to its API. “It seems the days of loading up a simple jQuery to fetch a user’s Tweets are gone,” he lamented. Not to worry, because savvy Ruby on Rails developers can remedy this situation in about 15 minutes while gaining some new functionality “for free.”

Start by opening your Gemfile and adding the Twitter gem.

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CloudFormation with Windows Bootstrapping

CloudFormation with Windows Bootstrapping

Amazon CloudFormation is useful to deploy Amazon Web Services (AWS) resources automatically. While CloudFormation can deploy Linux environments, this article focuses on deploying Windows, though many elements are similar. This a brief overview and does not review the entire scope of CloudFormation, but it’s a good place to start!

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