Monthly Archives: November 2011

Authlogic and Sinatra for server side login

These days, if you are building a web based service then you are also going to be building a iPhone, Android, or mobile web site to complement it.  If your mobile apps require a user login then you need to provide an authentication method on the server side that can be called via a secure REST interface.

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The Development Community

As software developers we often get too caught up with trying to figure things out ourselves.  Nothing is more satisfying than tackling a problem and getting into a zone until we eventually come up with a solution.  What we often take for granted is how much we actually do rely on others while we build our next great thing.  Just think about it, how many times a day do you google for code samples, tutorials, or the cause of an exception?  You may not have realized it yet, but as software developers you are part of a huge online community.

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