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Issue 158 - August 13, 2013
Not entirely technical but an interesting 3 minute video profile of Ruby's creator, Yukihiro 'Matz' Matsumoto. You get to see a bit of the background to Matz's life, beliefs, house, and part of his extensive Ruby book collection.
Newer Rubyists likely won't be familiar with it, but the Ruby Application Archive (a.k.a. RAA) at
Wai Lee Chin Feman looks at how you can use classes to clear up duplication when it comes to logic.
Starr Horne presents a variety of tips and insights when performing a large change on your database.
A look at how you can more easily distribute and deploy a JRuby-based app within a single .jar file using Warbler.
Victor looks at a situation where the difference between procs and lambdas can make a difference with regards to memory leaks.
Fiddle is a libffi wrapper that comes in the Ruby standard library and makes it relatively easy to interact with binary libraries. However, you can also use it to mess with Ruby objects directly.
At last week's Burlington Ruby 2013 event, Brian Cardarella took a look at the new Rails 4.0 live streaming API and what real time functionality it can provide to modern Rails apps.
The inimitable Mark Bates, complete in tuxedo, gave the opening keynote at last week's Burlington Ruby 2013. It's not Ruby specific but about being a good developer in general.
Stormpath is a service that securely hosts user accounts in cloud and provides authentication, password security, group and role functionality, and more.
Scans your Twitter stream and RSS feeds looking for links then automatically extracts the important text and images from each link. It also lets you curate the links you like for your readers and build a customized linkstream site (example).
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