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Error Connecting to MySQL using Ruby on Rails in Linux – and its Solution

April 3, 2009 Binny V A 4

I am currently working on a new Rails project. Its been a while since I worked with rails – so I updated Rails using the command ‘sudo gem update --system‘. I started the inbuilt server and tried to open a page – and to my surprise, I found that Rails is having trouble connecting to the MySQL server. It was apparent that the mysql gem was missing. So I tried to install it using the command ‘sudo gem install mysql‘. That failed too – this is the error I got…

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Mastering phpMyAdmin: A Review

November 26, 2008 Binny V A 4

Some time ago, I was approched by the publisher of the book to write a review of their book ‘Mastering phpMyAdmin 2.11 for Effective MySQL Management by Marc Delisle[Affliate link]’. This got a bit delayed because of the plugin week. But I managed to finish the book today – so here is the review. Bottom line – most people are using phpMyAdmin for only the most basic operations(editing data, import, export, etc.). If you are one of them, you don’t need the book – you already know all you need to know about phpMyAdmin. But other(like me) use it for advanced purposes – to manage MySQL, create database/tables, run queries, etc. I would recommend you get this book. It covers everything from basic usage(which is a bit boring and should be skipped over) to advanced stuff(like designer view, configuration options, triggers, innoDB relation options etc.)

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Document Formats

April 3, 2008 Binny V A 0

In FLOSS circles, March 26 is celebrated as the Document Freedom Day. Document Freedom Day (DFD) is a global day for document liberation. It will […]

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Hello Script for PHP

March 15, 2008 Binny V A 5

In the last post I introduced the concept of ‘Hello Script’ – a file that contains the most commonly used elements of a programming language […]