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Ruby ♦ Weekly Issue 151
June 27, 2013
Featured
Rails 4.0 Released
The latest major release of Rails is out after an extensive beta testing phase. Here, Rails' creator, David Heinemeier Hansson, introduces the release, but in short, there are lots of refinements, deprecations, caching improvements, and new features including live streaming and Turbolinks. Congratulations to everyone involved.
The Pragmatic Bookshelf Releases 'Programming Ruby 1.9 & 2.0'
The highly esteemed Ruby tutorial and reference book takes another step forward into the world of Ruby 2.0. While 2.0 is not a significant leap over 1.9, if you never bought the 1.9 edition, maybe it's time to grab the latest version.
Hostname Check Bypassing Vulnerability in Ruby's SSL Client
The core Ruby team has announced a vulnerability in MRI Ruby's SSL client that could allow man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof SSL servers. The vulnerability has a CVE identifier of CVE-2013-4073. 1.8, 1.9 and 2.0 are all affected prior to the latest patchlevels.
Ruby 2.0.0-p247 Released
Due to the aforementioned SSL security issue. Also released are Ruby 1.9.3-p448 and Ruby 1.8.7-p374 (which also fixes a REXML vulnerability).
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Reading
The Case Against Using RubyGems.org in Production
A look at the security benefits of and process behind hosting your own gem server.
The Pesky Problem of Freezing 'Thin' Servers
An investigation into an issue that was affecting Shelly Cloud, randomly freezing Thin servers. The cause was an interaction between the Timeout module and the 'mongo' gem.
Up and Running with Espresso: Rapid Web Development in The Browser
Michael Herman walks through building a simple webapp with Espresso, a minimalist Ruby web framework. He also uses Enginery and Frontline to speed up the development process by developing from the browser.
Ruby Mixins and ActiveSupport::Concern
An introduction to the concepts.
Force Users to Add A Facebook Login with Devise OmniAuth
An Introduction to the New Relic Platform
New Relic sits at the heart of the tooling ecosystem behind Ruby and Rails and their latest big release is of a plugin-oriented 'platform' that allows a wider range of monitoring to be performed and dashboards to be created.
Configuring Pow with NGINX and SSL on OS X
Make Your Rails Application Multi-Threaded on Heroku
Are We Abusing 'at_exit'?
Removing Turbolinks from Rails 4
Why Is Curry(ing) Not Popular Among Rubyists?
Building A Tested, Documented and Versioned JSON API Using Rails 4
Watching and Listening
Confessions of a Ruby Developer Whose Heart Was Stolen by Scala
Ryan LeCompte explains how he made the transition from the dynamic programming world of Ruby to the type safe and highly async/concurrent world of Scala and Akka, and suggests Scala does a 'much better job at allowing the developer to be expressive'.
RubyTapas Freebie: 'xmpfilter'
Libraries, Code and Tools
chruby 0.3.6 and ruby-install 0.2.0 Released
An increasingly popular way to install and 'switch' between installed Ruby implementations. Supports MRI, JRuby, Rubinius, and MagLev.
The Code From Russ Olsen's Book 'Design Patterns in Ruby'
Open sourced and updated to Ruby 1.9.3 standards.
VerifiedDouble: Verifies Mocks by Checking If There Are Tests Against Them
tmate: Instant Terminal Sharing (a fork of tmux)
Nicolas Viennot
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