I'm Sean.

I write about #software, #SaaS, #consulting and #mobile app development

I code in #Python, #PHP, #Swift, #Ruby, #ReactJS and #Postgres

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Dump MySQL Database without Drop Table Syntax
Output .sql file for MySQL but without the drop table syntax before table name use the --skip-add-drop-table flag mysqldump -u root -p database_name --skip-add-drop-table --skip-lock-tables > database_name.sql
Written by Sean Behan on 06/17/2012
My First Ruby Gem: Hashed_Attributes
I just wrote and released my first Ruby Gem, Hashed Attributes https://rubygems.org/gems/hashed_attributes. It is a very simple ActiveRecord extension for saving variables through a serialized hash. The Gem will let you declare getter and setter methods t...
Written by Sean Behan on 06/17/2012
Rails: Expiring a cached page with namespaces and sweepers
I've got some pages that are cached using their permalinks on the filesystem, such as http://example.com/about-us.html which will need to map to RAILS_ROOT/public/about-us.html ... The issue I have is that I use a namespace for the admin area and the cont...
Written by Sean Behan on 06/17/2012
This post is inspired by http://pupeno.com/blog/really-resetting-the-database/#comment-1179. But as my blog mostly serves as a reference for my future self, I'd like to reprint this little snippet of code here as well. namespace :db do desc "Crush a...
Written by Sean Behan on 06/17/2012
Rails 3 Config Auto Load Paths in Application.rb
In Rails 3 files in lib/ are no longer loaded by default. It's a snap to auto load these classes by adding the following line to config/application.rb config.autoload_paths += %W(#{config.root}/lib) This is commented out around line 16. Either rep...
Written by Sean Behan on 06/17/2012