MySQL support for UTF-8 in Ruby on Rails

As a follow-up to my post about MySQL support for UTF-8 in PHP, here is the very same information for Ruby on Rails. In Rails it is a simple configuration entry in config/database.yml. I use the development configuration as an example: development: adapter: mysql database: dev username: dev password: secret socket: /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock encoding: UTF8 UTF-8… Continue reading MySQL support for UTF-8 in Ruby on Rails

MySQL support for UTF-8 in PHP

Originally published in Swedish in my Blog, a handy tip to make sure that you are reading and writing UTF-8 when connecting to a MySQL database: mysql_query(“SET NAMES utf8”); mysql_query(“SET CHARACTER SET utf8”)

Let’s Divide and Conquer!

This is my new English-language blog about various software development topics that catch my interest. I’m quite sure that for example Android, Ruby on Rails and agile software development will be mentioned.