Panasonic Youth

IDEA vs Textmate, and Rails 1.1 web services

Patrick has a well-reasoned comparison of IntelliJ IDEA and Textmate and how well this work with HTML/CSS. IDEA wins out for code completion and error highlighting, but Textmate wins for its light footprint and speed. Its good to see a balanced comparison of tools from someone who works with both.

Jamis highlights how easy it is to add web-services to your models in Rails 1.1, allowing you to do a simple xml web service with just this: [ruby]def list @people = Person.find(:all)

respond_to do |wants|
  wants.xml { render :xml => @people.to_xml }
end   end[/ruby]

Very nice.