Install Ruby 2.1 on Ubuntu 14.04

It's one of the most common tasks I need to carry out so I thought I'd quickly just document the process for installing Ruby from source on Ubuntu 14.04. This assumes you're on a clean Ubuntu installation but it should perfectly well on an existing machine too. Install Prerequsites…

Gulp & Rails

I've recently started using Gulp rather than the built-in asset pipeline in Rails. Gulp provides a fair amount of additional flexibility and functionality which I am very much enjoying. However, one of the key issues is that it is nessessary to run gulp in the background when working on the…

Installing Shoppe into Rails

I've just recorded a quick screencast showing how to install Shoppe (my open source e-commerce engine) into a new Rails application. As you can see, getting started with Shoppe is really easy!…

Apple Push Notifications using HTTP

I've recently been working on developing an iOS application for Sirportly - a helpdesk product which we run & develop at aTech. As part of this application, it became nessessary for the Sirportly application to be able to send push notifications to users iOS devices. The Apple Push Notification Service…

Set the top border colour of a UINavBar

I've recently started developing iOS applications and on my journey of discovery I have discovered a number of useful little gems of information which I wanted to share. The first of these gems is how to set the top border colour of a UINavBar element. By default, iOS includes a…

Take your phone system on the go

In the last few days, we've been exploring ways to help our customers stay connected with their business when they're on the move and we've got a fantastic solution. Introducing Dial 9 Mobile Dial 9 Mobile is a SIM card which you can put into any mobile and your phone…