Rails 3.0 XSS Protection in ERB

These are the German slides of my talk at the Rails user group Hamburg, which took place on the 9th of December in the XING event room. It is about Cross Site Scripting and how you can protect your application from such an attack with Rails 3 and Rails 2.…

The sense and nonsense of following on Twitter

I started following Guy Kawasaki on Twitter recently. Surprisingly, he followed me back! No wonder he was following 91,121 people at the moment I added him. That leads me to the question: Does following such a great amount of people actually make any sense? I don’t expect Guy…

Jekyll Tips and Tricks Roundup

As I have mentioned earlier, this blog is run by Jekyll, a static site generator. In this post, I want to share my experience with Jekyll and explain some tips and tricks you probably did not know before. Contents Autobuilding and local server Comments for your posts Posts vs. pages…

Why my personal website is so simple

Short before I launched this blog, I created my first personal website at www.rvdh.de. I have created websites before, so don’t expect FrontPage tags in the source or Animated GIFs, but in fact I never had a personal one. So that’s the real novelty. Go, take…

Welcome to Ralph's Blog

Well, I guess every Blog has to have an initial post. This is my take. Well, I plan to use this blog for ramblings about web development. I am especially interested in Rails and performance, so you can guess where the main focus of my posts will be. If you…