rb's blog http://www.myowndb.com/blog/1 en MyOwnDB Promo activities http://www.myowndb.com/node/68 <p>It's a busy week for MyOwnDB promo, as I was yesterday as the <a href="http://www.webstartupday.be/">Web Startup Day</a> where I talked about MyOwnDB to various participants, and got very interesting feedback and reactions.</p> <p>And tomorrow, I'll present MyOwnDB at <a href="http://www.boostcamp.be">Boostcamp</a>, an initiative by the <a href="http://www.mic-belgique.be/">Microsoft Innovation Center</a>. We'll see what they think of it as it's not using any Microsoft product, but it'll be a good exercise in any case!</p> http://www.myowndb.com/node/68#comments event misc News Thu, 29 Apr 2010 10:05:01 +0000 rb 68 at http://www.myowndb.com Fault tolerant loading remote javascript with YUI http://www.myowndb.com/node/67 <p>The <a href="http://app.myowndb.com/app/authentication/signup">registration form</a> of the MyOwnDB app was simplified this week, but an information I wanted to keep is the country where registered people are located, notably to know which translation of the UI to provide next (currently, it looks like it will be spanish).</p> <p>I decided to use the Geoplugin.com service, but it appears it's unreachable at this time, making for a less than engaging experience when loading the sign-up page.</p> <p><a href="http://www.myowndb.com/node/67" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.myowndb.com/node/67#comments howto javascript javascript yui Mon, 05 Apr 2010 13:49:59 +0000 rb 67 at http://www.myowndb.com Upgrade to YUI3.1 http://www.myowndb.com/node/66 <p>I just deployed a new version of the application, based on YUI3.1 that <a href="http://www.yuiblog.com/blog/2010/03/31/announcing-yui-3-1-0/">was released this week</a>.</p> <p>Although no change should be visible at this time, YUI 3.1 will help bring the public entry forms to the next stage. Watch this space for updates!</p> http://www.myowndb.com/node/66#comments myowndb News yui Mon, 05 Apr 2010 13:35:26 +0000 rb 66 at http://www.myowndb.com Improved CSV import http://www.myowndb.com/node/65 <p>A new improved version of the CSV import feature has been deployed. You can now specifiy which field separator should be used, and empty records are now reported along the number of invalid reacord and created records.</p> <p>Check it out, and <a href="/contacten">get in touch</a> if you encounter any problem!</p> http://www.myowndb.com/node/65#comments csv feature import Mon, 22 Mar 2010 13:06:54 +0000 rb 65 at http://www.myowndb.com Using rails' escape_javascript outside of views http://www.myowndb.com/node/63 <p><a href="http://www.rubyonrails.com">Rails</a> provides a handy function to escape string to be used in your javascript code. Unfortunately, it is only available in your views. It is very easy though to make it available outside of views, eg in your helpers, as it suffices to require and include one module:</p> <pre class="brush:ruby"> require 'action_view/helpers/javascript_helper' include ActionView::Helpers::JavaScriptHelper # escape_javascript is available here. </pre><p><a href="http://www.myowndb.com/node/63" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.myowndb.com/node/63#comments javascript rails Tue, 16 Mar 2010 16:22:45 +0000 rb 63 at http://www.myowndb.com New website launched http://www.myowndb.com/node/62 <p>Here it is, a brand new website for MyOwnDB. It was really time to abandon the old one, which was based on a custom developed solution...<br /> This new website is based on Drupal and uses its multilingual capabilities to power the websites in different languages, currently:</p> <ul> <li>english at <a href="http://www.myowndb.com" title="http://www.myowndb.com">http://www.myowndb.com</a></li> <li>french at <a href="http://www.myowndb.com" title="http://www.myowndb.com">http://www.myowndb.com</a></li> </ul> <p>The dutch translation should be coming very soon.</p> <p>I expect the design to evolve, but I'm happy with this transitional design based on <a href="http://drupal.org/project/drupify">Drupify</a>.</p> http://www.myowndb.com/node/62#comments Tue, 16 Mar 2010 11:21:07 +0000 rb 62 at http://www.myowndb.com New table listing deployed http://www.myowndb.com/blog/p/60 With this deployment, the first step of a transition to using YUI datatable is completed.<p><a href="http://www.myowndb.com/blog/p/60" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.myowndb.com/blog/p/60#comments Uncategorized Wed, 24 Feb 2010 11:24:38 +0000 rb 48 at http://www.myowndb.com Layout based on YUI Grids bring better browser support http://www.myowndb.com/blog/p/56 A new version of the application has just now been deployed, which brings the page layout managed with <a href="http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/grids/">YUI Grids</a>. This should correct some problems with IE rendering. Let me know if you encounter any trouble, eg by filling the form below. I have <a href="http://www.myowndb.com/blog/?p=49">notifications</a> enabled on the form, so you should get fast response. <iframe src="http://www.myowndb.com/app/entities/public_form/838" style="height:22em;width:100%;border:0px"></iframe> http://www.myowndb.com/blog/p/56#comments myowndb News News UI yui Wed, 10 Feb 2010 14:34:31 +0000 rb 47 at http://www.myowndb.com New forms code deployed http://www.myowndb.com/blog/p/54 Although you shouldn't see any difference, the entry forms in MyOwnDB are now generated by a totally different code, and are actually full javascript forms. This change offers a lot of opportunities for the future, especially for integrating the public forms in websites, and is the first step in the large-scale code update that is currently occuring. http://www.myowndb.com/blog/p/54#comments myowndb News Uncategorized Wed, 10 Feb 2010 09:59:12 +0000 rb 46 at http://www.myowndb.com South America's Games using Myowndb http://www.myowndb.com/blog/p/51 The 2010 edition of South America's Games (<a href="http://www.medellin2010.org/Default.aspx">Juegos Suramericanos</a>) will take place in Medellin from 19 to 30 march. They are using <a href="http://www.myowndb.com">MyOwnDB</a> to <a href="http://www.medellin2010.org/NoticiasDetalle.aspx?comunica=67">collect volunteers applications</a>. http://www.myowndb.com/blog/p/51#comments myowndb News user Thu, 17 Dec 2009 07:20:02 +0000 rb 45 at http://www.myowndb.com