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Ruby ♦ Weekly Issue 154
July 17, 2013
Featured
The Plan for RSpec 3
RSpec 2.0 was released in October 2010 and RSpec 2.14 will be the last RSpec 2 feature release. Work on RSpec 3 has begun and Myron Marston shares what's going to be involved.
Rails 3.2.14 RC1 and RC2 Released
A variety of bug fixes for Rails 3.2 arrived in 3.2.14 RC1 with one minor regression fixed in RC2. Final due soon.
Distill: A Developer Conference on August 8-9, 2013 in San Francisco
Being put on by Engine Yard and includes luminaries from the Ruby world and beyond including Hampton Catlin (inventor of Sass), Konstantin Haase (Sinatra), Nolan Bushnell (Atari), Jim Weirich, Elise Worthy, and more.
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Reading
Speed Up Heroku Deploys
Alex MacCaw was suffering from slow deploys to Heroku but he found a workaround.
Managing Ruby Environments on OS X: Getting Started with rbenv
Isaac Overacker
Shoes 4 – A Progress Report
Shoes was a graphical toolkit put together by Why the Lucky Stiff that made it simple to create GUI apps in Ruby. Since Why disappeared, others have picked up work on it, and Shoes 4 is set to be a complete rewrite.
Put Yourself on Rails with A Push of A Button
A technique for quickly bringing up a workspace for doing Rails work (including terminals, a Rails console, a Rails server, etc.)
Automatically Scaling Heroku Workers
Multitenancy with Rails: An E-book by Ryan Bigg
Ryan Bigg, of Rails in Action fame, is writing an e-book about building a multi-tenanted Rails app.
Watching and Listening
Deathmatch: Bundler vs Rubygems.org
At GoRuCo 2013, Andre Arko told the story of the quest to make 'bundle install' faster.
YouTube
How to Set Up RSpec
A well produced 6 minute screencast.
Codeship
To Know A Garbage Collector
Mike Bernstein discusses his experiments with MRI Ruby's garbage collector, his investigations into other languages and the influence of their GC implementations, the history of the subject, and more.
YouTube
The Ruby Rogues Discuss 'Elixir' with José Valim
Libraries, Code and Tools
Rails Bootstrap: A Rails 4.0 Starter Application using Twitter Bootstrap
Generate a starter app in minutes using an application template and you get a Rails application with Twitter Bootstrap to customize as you wish.
Mmailer: For Sending Bulk Email Through Regular SMTP Providers
Allows you to customize the sending rates to avoid throttling, etc.
GitHub
Gutentag: A New, Simple Tagging Extension for ActiveRecord
destroyed_at: ActiveRecord Mixin for Safe Destroys
GitHub
Conway's Game of Life in Elixir
Avdi Grimm implements the Game of Life in Elixir, a language that has many syntactic similaries to Ruby but is based upon the Erlang virtual machine.
ruby-lint: A Linter and Static Code Analysis Tool for Ruby
GitHub
Jobs
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RoR/Agile Developer at Simon & Schuster [New York, New York]
Ruby on Rails Developer at WegoWise [Cambridge, Massachusetts]
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