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Issue 99 - June 28, 2012
A month ago, Rubyist Justin Ko asked fellow Rubyists if his code in a Rails project was poorly designed or not. The initial consensus was that he'd done a good job but then last week DHH weighed in and.. it got a bit 'dramatic.'
Jordan Maguire shares an interesting RSpec technique and there's some interesting debate in the comments. It seems popular, though Geoffrey Grosenbach raises doubts about its readability.
A curious walkthrough of taking an existing 'Reddit in Sinatra' and using some 'seldom used features of Ruby' to cram it down to 10 lines of dense Ruby code.
Burke Libbey shows off a single liner that can generate a URL safe token using something from the Ruby standard library.
A quick look at the new queueing API in edge Rails (to become Rails 4.0).
At RailsConf 2012, Lance Ball spoke about TorqueBox, a popular Ruby application server built on JRuby and JBoss AS7 that provides asynchronous messaging, scheduled jobs, long-running processes, caching, and more.
The Rogues sit down with Ruby old-hand and all round nice guy Jim Weirich to talk about the 'SOLID' principles of object oriented design.
The Changelog guys caught up with RubyMotion creator Laurent Sansonetti to talk about MacRuby, RubyMotion, MonoTouch, and more.
Rack middleware for defining a single hostname as the canonical host for your app. Requests for other hostnames will get redirected to the canonical host.
A phonetic algorithm matches two different words with similar pronunciation to the same code, which allows phonetic similarity based word set comparison and indexing. SoundCord is initially aimed at Brazilian Portuguese but English and Spanish support is not far behind.
Jist is a gem that allows you to publish a gist from Ruby or the command line including file uploads and OAuth2 authentication.
http-parser is a high performance HTTP message parser written in C by Joyent. ffi-http-parser can hook your Ruby scripts up to it for parsing both HTTP requests and responses.
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A look at the Sublime Text 2 programmers' text editor including why it's a good fit for Rubyists and how to set it up in a productive manner.
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