Category: Hobo

REEport goes live an the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

REEport is the “Research, Education, and Extension Project Online Reporting Tool.”   This was a great team effort between the Barquin team and the NIFA Federal team. “Barquin International announced today its partnership with […]

TorqueBox – The Ruby Application Server Platform

We have been following the TorqueBox project for a while now, and version 1.0 is finally available. TorqueBox enhances the JBoss 6 Application Server, with goodies lick built-in messaging, clustering., job scheduling, and […]

New NIFA Reporting Portal Goes Live!

We are finally on our way with a centralized open-source reporting portal for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The new portal will provide a common authentication and authorization portal for all […]

Uploaded draft of “Hobo Under the Hood”

These was previously the last 200 pages of “Rapid Rails with Hobo”. As the latter was topping 500 pages, I reorganized and refactored them into two books that can be used as “companion” texts. […]

Revisting the original goals of our book “Rapid Rails with Hobo”

“Create a full set of rock-solid instructions and tutorials so that even a novice developer can create, revise, and deploy non-trivial data-rich Web 2.0 applications. The user must have fun while learning, and develop […]

Revised Installation Instructions for “Rapid Rails for Hobo”

There is now a Ruby 1.9.1 Windows installer available (RC1).  Revised the instructions to start from Ruby 1.9.1 and use the Hobo 1.0 release candidate 2 (0.9.103). Things are looking good! Rapid_Rails_with_Hobo_Beta_Version_0.9.20 PDF Version: […]

Tutorial 21 “Replicating the Look and Feel of a Site” in “Rapid Rails with Hobo” reworked

This tutorial uses a real site,, as the target look and feel for a Hobo app called “NIFA Demo”.  Tested with Hobo 0.9.0 and all new screenshots. RAPID_RAIL_WITH_HOBO_DRAFT_9-2009-12-01-1 RAPID_RAIL_WITH_HOBO_DRAFT_9-2009-12-01-1

Upgraded Tutorial 17: “The Agile Project Manager”

This tutorial was first implemented in an old version of Hobo.   Started over with Hobo 0.9.0 and added use of the new indexgen feature as well as a new short section on date validation…. […]