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Issue 153 - July 11, 2013
Last year, Ruby's creator Yukihiro 'Matz' Matsumoto released a book called The Future of Computing (only in Japanese, I believe) and did an interview with a Chinese publisher. Fred Wu has translated it into English.
Myron Marston unveils the last 2.x feature release of the popular spec framework and announces work is well underway for the future RSpec 3. 2.14 includes a new feature called 'spies' which is shown off here.
At GoRuCo 2013, Pat Shaughnessy gave a 40 minute talk comparing Haskell (a functional language) to Ruby and looked at how to implement common functional patterns in Ruby. Well explained and backed by good slides.
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Lars Klevan shows how to use
If you have an established Rails project, its 'lib' folder might be getting a little full. Kuba Suder looks at ways to clean it up and put things elsewhere.
An introductory Ruby-oriented look at arguably the simplest design pattern.
Damien Le Berrigaud of Pivotal Labs tries to avoid stubs and mocks and leans on dependency injection to test his controllers' code.
HashRocket's Jonathan Jackson demonstrates how you can use RSpec against Vim to aid in the development of a Vim plugin with Vimscript.
PhraseApp is a translation management tool for producing multilingual Web sites, Rails apps, etc, but it also works for localizing RubyMotion apps too, as demonstrated here.
Andrea Singh looks at Ruby's quirky 'eigenclasses' (a.k.a. metaclasses) and explains things in both code and diagrams. Dates from 2011 but worth revisiting.
Jesse Storimer shows off a cute Unix trick/technique in Ruby.
Why would you want to use
European Ruby conference (EuRuKo) took place in Athens last month and Clemens Helm has put together a 5 minute collection of clips and insights from the event. Includes Matz, Xavier Noria, Benjamin Smith, Pat Shaughnessy and Steve Klabnik.
Nokogiri is the most popular way to parse and process XML in Ruby and at GoRuCo 2013, Mike Dalessio gave a short 11 minute talk on the origins of the project, how to determine if it suits you, and looks at some of the tooling around it.
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