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Issue 157 - August 8, 2013
BREACH and CRIME are the name for two attacks that leverage HTTP compression to crack cross-site request tokens, as used by Rails and many Rack-based apps. The attacks are not Rails specific but this gem implements techniques to mitigate the risks.
Juan Jose Karam, author of the Joybox gaming framework, demonstrates how easy Joybox and RubyMotion make it to build a game for the iOS platform.
Ruby Central, the leading non-profit Ruby advocacy organization, has gotten a Web site facelift courtesy of Elabs. Of interest may be that Ruby Central is now offering Opportunity Scholarships to help more people attend Ruby events.
Join speakers like Hilary Mason, Data Scientist in Residence at Accel Partners along with 800+ developers in San Francisco on Oct. 24-25th. New Relic’s first-ever user conference will offer pro tracks on app optimization plus tech talks focused on design, education and the future of software.
Lua is a powerful, fast, lightweight, scripting language, principally designed for embedding within other software but which is increasingly used on its own. In this post, Peter Hellberg gives a very quick introduction for Rubyists.
If you'd like to be able to group Delayed::Job jobs so you can cancel, block or unblock a group of jobs in one go, this article by Joel Turkel is for you.
Matthew Robertson demonstrates how to build your own JSON serialization solution for use within a Rails app in less than 40 lines of code.
Test driven development thrives on a tight feedback loop but switching from the editor to the shell to manually run specs is inefficient. Enter vim-rspec, a lightweight vim plugin that runs specs directly from vim with the press of a key.
The popular graph library, originally developed by Geoffrey Grosenbach, has reached version 0.4.0 which introduces Ruby 2.0 compatibility. It's great to see Gruff alive 5 years on, but it does still claim to be 'beta quality'! :-)
Now supports downloading from mirrors and more.
The longest standing Rails CMS (as far as I believe?) gets a key update and drops support for Ruby 1.8.x while still targeting Rails 3.2. The forthcoming 3.0 will add support for Rails 4.
Webhooks are HTTP requests made by remote services when certain events are triggered, but it can be difficult to receive them when testing from behind a firewall. UltraHook provides a public endpoint to give to other services and then tunnels requests to a private endpoint at your end.
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