Data mining with Ruby and Twitter

In October 2008, like many others, I created a Twitter account out of curiosity. Like most people, I connected with friends and did some random searching to better understand the service. Communicating at 140 characters didn’t seem like an idea th…

Do you know how to write an internal DSL in Ruby?

Almost all Ruby programming newbies would love to get their hands wet writing a Ruby DSL. This article explains how you can write a simple Ruby DSL. Introduction A Domain-Specific Language (DSL) is a (usually small) programming or description lang…

We Heart Code » Reading An Excel File With Ruby

Jump to Comments This tutorial will cover how to read (or parse) an excel file with ruby. I had to write a script to unpivot some data for a co-worker that saved him hours of time, and I got to write a ruby script, so it was a win-win. Here’s how …