Blog: August 2012

A place for the 'verbs to share their ideas, thoughts and inspiration.

Active Admin 0.5.0 has been released!

It’s been a long time since we released a new version of Active Admin. There were always this nice-to-have-in-the-next-gem feature or bug fix that pushed away the release of the 0.5.0 version for months. Anyway, here it is, please welcome Active Admin 0.5.0!
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Building Web Apps with Active Admin

We’ve been building a few web apps using Active Admin with great success. While Active Admin was primarily designed to create application back-ends, it is a great framework for building the customer facing part of Web Applications.
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Determining Presidential Approval using Twitter

Determining the popularity of our elected officials has typically been the responsibility of polling companies who generate the samples, process the data and deliver the reports. The world of polling, however, is changing. Due to the explosion of social media, an abundance of data and inexpensive tools are available to those who want to generate their own conclusions about pretty much anything that generates public information. My friends and I, all enrolled in the same artificial intelligence course at the University of British Columbia, decided to harness this abundant data and our newly aquired AI knowledge to build a system that could determine the popularity of the President of the United States on any given day based on Twitter traffic.
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