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Issue 128 - January 17, 2013
The last production patchlevel (p362) was released less than a month ago but many users encountered frequent segmentation faults with it. This release fixes that significant issue and includes some other minor fixes too.
Metasploit is a popular security testing system (written in Ruby, no less) and it already has an exploit module for last week's Rails XML and YAML parameter parsing vulnerability. Brian Buchalter shows how to use it to test if your own Rails apps are safe.
The popular, quirky London-based Ruby conference is back for a fourth outing - save the date. Ticket info and CFP coming soon. You can also follow them on Twitter @rubymanor.
Developers are gaining more influence and control in their organizations than ever before. But why? And what does it mean for you and your company? Get your free copy of "The New Kingmakers," by Redmonk's Stephen O'Grady, free when you sign up for New Relic.
Mario Chavez presents an extensive tutorial walking through building a simple iPhone app with RubyMotion.
Mark Mandel is working on a series of blog posts about using JRuby and the popular LWJGL graphics library to concoct OpenGL-powered graphics with Ruby. He's also done a tutorial about getting started with shaders.
Researchers investigating the Rails parameter parsing vulnerability discovered that the same or similar vulnerable code had made its way into multiple other libraries. If your application uses these libraries to process untrusted data, it may still be vulnerable even if you have upgraded Rails.
Over at RubySource, Thiago Jackiw looks at basic examples of some of the most talked about new features in Ruby 2.0.
Not content just with showing us how DATA worked last week, Caius Durling is back with a summary of several situations in Ruby where simple refactorings make sense.
Steve Klabnik looks at the distinction between the default Rails stack and the popular Haml, Postgres, RSpec alternative (which he calls the "Prime" stack).
Detailed, up-to-date instructions on how to install the latest release of Rails 3.2 with advice and tips.
Just three of the Rogues sit down with Tony Arcieri (famous as the creator of Celluloid) to discuss concurrency, the global interpreter lock, actor-based concurrency, and inter-thread communication.
A suite of Sublime Text 2 snippets for Rails 3 and Ruby 1.9 by Tadas Tamosauskas. Recent updates include using the Ruby 1.9 style hash syntax, autocompletion for Rails 3 style routes, validations, and migrations.
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