Monthly Archives: April 2014

Rake tasks from a Rubygem

While recently working on IronHide, specifically the CouchDB Adapter, I needed a way to have the gem expose custom Rake tasks to an end user’s application. For example, to make working with the IronHide CouchDB Adapter easier, I wanted to allow users

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Indexing Polygons in Lucene with Accuracy

Today we share a post by Lucene Spatial contributor and guest author David Smiley.  David explains storing and querying polygon shapes in Lucene, including some brand new features to improve accuracy of spatial queries that The Climate Corporation helped get

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Self Hosted Gem Server with Jenkins and S3

On my team, we like to be able to keep our applications light. We use several internal libraries to manage things like distributed request tracing, authorization, configuration management, etc. Isolating this reusable, generic code into a library keeps our application

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Astro-Algo: Astronomical Algorithms for Clojure

At The Climate Corporation, we have “sprintbaticals”, two-week projects where we can work on something a bit different. This post is about work done by Matt Eckerle during his recent sprintbatical. Sometimes I want to know where the sun will be at a

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