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Issue 154 - July 17, 2013
RSpec 2.0 was released in October 2010 and RSpec 2.14 will be the last RSpec 2 feature release. Work on RSpec 3 has begun and Myron Marston shares what's going to be involved.
A variety of bug fixes for Rails 3.2 arrived in 3.2.14 RC1 with one minor regression fixed in RC2. Final due soon.
Being put on by Engine Yard and includes luminaries from the Ruby world and beyond including Hampton Catlin (inventor of Sass), Konstantin Haase (Sinatra), Nolan Bushnell (Atari), Jim Weirich, Elise Worthy, and more.
New Relic and Code School have joined forces to offer a free month of Code School to new New Relic deploys. Code School offers a variety of classes, so get in there and beef up your skills. Check it out.
Alex MacCaw was suffering from slow deploys to Heroku but he found a workaround.
Shoes was a graphical toolkit put together by Why the Lucky Stiff that made it simple to create GUI apps in Ruby. Since Why disappeared, others have picked up work on it, and Shoes 4 is set to be a complete rewrite.
A technique for quickly bringing up a workspace for doing Rails work (including terminals, a Rails console, a Rails server, etc.)
Ryan Bigg, of Rails in Action fame, is writing an e-book about building a multi-tenanted Rails app.
At GoRuCo 2013, Andre Arko told the story of the quest to make 'bundle install' faster.
A well produced 6 minute screencast.
Mike Bernstein discusses his experiments with MRI Ruby's garbage collector, his investigations into other languages and the influence of their GC implementations, the history of the subject, and more.
Generate a starter app in minutes using an application template and you get a Rails application with Twitter Bootstrap to customize as you wish.
Allows you to customize the sending rates to avoid throttling, etc.
Avdi Grimm implements the Game of Life in Elixir, a language that has many syntactic similaries to Ruby but is based upon the Erlang virtual machine.
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