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Issue 155 - July 25, 2013
Practicing Ruby is a high quality, paid Ruby journal run by Gregory Brown, but he's made archives of over 60 articles available to the public. There's a ton of stuff to enjoy here.
Ruby and Rails screencasting pioneer Geoffrey Grosenbach has announced he has sold Peepcode to Pluralsight, a large online training provider.
A Kindle book by Stefan Wintermeyer that provides a step by step guide to learning to use Rails 4.0. It usually costs money but Stefan has kindly set Amazon to run an offer for the next couple of days.
Saurabh Bhatia looks at Rails 4's support for live streaming (the ability to send partial requests out to the client on the fly).
I'm not sure you always need to dig quite so deep but Eno Compton takes an interesting journey through MRI's source code to see the difference between
If you want to take advantage of schemaless features without abandoning your relational database, using 'hstore' within Postgres is a great option. Here's an introduction on using the hstore PostgreSQL extension in a Rails app.
A look at how one development team implement subdomain and custom domain features in their Rails app.
Some big names to enjoy here including Yehuda Katz, Amy Hoy, Sandi Metz, and Steve Klabnik.
From RubyConf India 2013 comes a live coding session by the inimitable Jim Weirich where he walks through the popular 'roman numeral' conversion kata using TDD along the way.
An hour with Ruby and Rails core contributor Aaron 'tenderlove' Patterson covering esoteric Ruby stuff and Postgres to career advice and cats. Warning: The audio is rather poor here and cuts out entirely for the second half so don't waste your time if this will drive you crazy.
A Ruby-based web-scraping framework that abstracts away the common parts of web scraping so developers can concentrate on the unique parts of their project.
A high-level tool that turns Rails applications into native Debian packages.
Flynn is an as-yet-unreleased Heroku-inspired system to simplify deploying and maintaining apps. Instead of using complex config management systems, Flynn allows self-serve management of containerized deployments. The creator is currently trying to raise money to work on the project.
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