Articles By Sharon Machlis

Top 5 iPad wireless keyboards

Even if you're comfortable with the iPad 2's on-screen keyboard and can happily tap out a status update or quick email, you might not want to use it for tasks like writing a

Published on: September 22nd, 2011 Sharon Machlis

Filemaker Pro 11: old database program has some new tricks

Having parsed and plotted three years' worth of pedestrian accident data from my town just because the info was available, it's fair to say I'm somewhat of a data geek. Yet while I'm

Published on: March 15th, 2010 Sharon Machlis

Use AppleScript to automate tedious Mac tasks, boost productivity

Why, when people were trying to get me to switch from Windows to a Mac, did no one tell me about AppleScript? Sure, a stable OS with Unix shell access and a sophisticated

Published on: May 22nd, 2009 Sharon Machlis

Ruby on the Rails (part 2)

Cool stuffThere's so much more to Ruby on Rails:-- Autogenerated testing files designed to make it easy to code tests as you're creating the application itself, instead of tacking it on as an

Published on: July 6th, 2007 Sharon Machlis

Ruby on the Rails (part 1)

If the thought of diving into yet another hot new technology gives you a headache, I sympathize. I've stuck mainly to PHP and Perl for years, happily ignoring most other development fads.However, I'm

Published on: July 6th, 2007 Sharon Machlis