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Issue 151 - June 27, 2013
The latest major release of Rails is out after an extensive beta testing phase. Here, Rails' creator, David Heinemeier Hansson, introduces the release, but in short, there are lots of refinements, deprecations, caching improvements, and new features including live streaming and Turbolinks. Congratulations to everyone involved.
The highly esteemed Ruby tutorial and reference book takes another step forward into the world of Ruby 2.0. While 2.0 is not a significant leap over 1.9, if you never bought the 1.9 edition, maybe it's time to grab the latest version.
The core Ruby team has announced a vulnerability in MRI Ruby's SSL client that could allow man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof SSL servers. The vulnerability has a CVE identifier of CVE-2013-4073. 1.8, 1.9 and 2.0 are all affected prior to the latest patchlevels.
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A look at the security benefits of and process behind hosting your own gem server.
An investigation into an issue that was affecting Shelly Cloud, randomly freezing Thin servers. The cause was an interaction between the Timeout module and the 'mongo' gem.
Michael Herman walks through building a simple webapp with Espresso, a minimalist Ruby web framework. He also uses Enginery and Frontline to speed up the development process by developing from the browser.
An introduction to the concepts.
New Relic sits at the heart of the tooling ecosystem behind Ruby and Rails and their latest big release is of a plugin-oriented 'platform' that allows a wider range of monitoring to be performed and dashboards to be created.
Ryan LeCompte explains how he made the transition from the dynamic programming world of Ruby to the type safe and highly async/concurrent world of Scala and Akka, and suggests Scala does a 'much better job at allowing the developer to be expressive'.
An increasingly popular way to install and 'switch' between installed Ruby implementations. Supports MRI, JRuby, Rubinius, and MagLev.
Open sourced and updated to Ruby 1.9.3 standards.
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