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Issue 149 - June 13, 2013
The final release is almost here and is scheduled for June 25th unless any showstopping bugs turn up. Give the latest release candidate a try.
Jesse Storimer digs into Ruby's infamous 'global interpreter lock'.
Jesse Storimer's latest release.
Most of the conversation about generational GC (or other strategies) revolves around making Ruby GC more efficient. This has a great impact on your users, because less GC time means that their pages return faster. But what if you could avoid it altogether?
David Heinemeier Hansson explains how Basecamp uses three further environments beyond the standard test, production and development ones.
Pat Shaughnessy looks at how Hash#fetch has been implemented in 4 different Ruby implementations.
Some people have misunderstood an earlier note from Phusion so here they set things straight.
David Padilla's notes on what Matz covered in his keynote at the landmark Ruby conference in Japan recently.
The problem: you have a large result set that you want to return, but you don't need full blown ActiveRecord models for each result. In fact, doing so would likely bring the Ruby process to a crawl. Instead, you just need a few attributes in an array plucked from each result.
A tutorial that walks through building a Rails app that contains tests that run in parallel across 6 different browsers.
Coming up in Rails 4 are big changes in ActiveRecord and how scopes work when chained together into a single query.
A ten minute introduction from The CodeShip.
Select2 is an alternative to the usual 'select' element that includes many more features.
Want to get access to Ruby and Rails documentation in the OS X Dictionary app? Here's the latest update.
You might not want to do this.
The JRuby on Android framework. 0.13.0 adds support for Android API level 17 and the Android SDK r22.
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