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Issue 94 - May 24, 2012
At JRubyConf this week, it was revealed that Thomas Enebo and Charles Nutter - key members of the JRuby core team - are moving from Engine Yard to Red Hat. Learn more about what they'll be up to here.
ruby_parser (RP) is a long standing Ruby parser written in pure Ruby but till now it had the disadvantage of not supporting Ruby 1.9 parsing. Now it does! Still only an alpha but a good release to see.
Still early days on this but Google has been working on a proof of concept port of Ruby to its NativeClient technology (which lets you compile software to run in Chrome).
Burlington Ruby Conf 2012 will take place in Burlington, Vermont on July 28 - 29th. Join like-minded Ruby enthusiasts for Vermont's first Ruby conference, hosted on beautiful Lake Champlain.
Dig into your app with the 'app' method, play with helpers, and find out where certain methods are defined (more a general 1.9 trick though).
Esteemed essayist Reg Braithwaite updates a popular 2009 article about 'anaphora' in Ruby, namely language elements that can refer back to earlier used objects or results. A lot of geekery to enjoy here.
There are some rough edges when integrating Ruby on Rails and jQuery Mobile for your mobile application and jQuery Mobile core contributor John Bender shows you how to smooth these out.
Objectify is a framework that codifies good object oriented design practices for building maintainable Rails applications. In this post, James Golick explains the motivations.
Not a new or provocative opinion, but nonetheless an interesting introduction to the 'Ore' project generator which I didn't know about before.
A pretty simple issue but one that I suspect is commonplace.
Pry is a powerful and popular alternative to the IRB Ruby console. In this post, Phil Aquilina shows off a few reasons why to give it a go.
The ampex library takes the idea from '&:symbol', and adds a little more flexibility. An interesting idea.
Live is a gem for RubyMotion implementing some of the ideas presented in Bret Victor’s awesome 'Inventing on Principle' talk. It interfaces with the REPL and allows you to control it from the comfort of your preferred text editor.
The Reputation System gem makes it easy to integrate 'reputation systems' into Rails applications and decouple the system from the main application.
Popular hosted helpdesk service Zendesk is looking for a senior engineer with 2+ years of Rails experience.
To celebrate the opening of my new store, my Ruby 1.9 Walkthrough is 60% off with the code YAY19 (so $7.20 instead of $18) for this week only. If you want an in-depth screencast intro covering Ruby 1.9 from the "What's different to 1.8?" perspective, watch this.
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