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Ruby Weekly Issue 155
July 25, 2013
Featured
The First Four Volumes of Practicing Ruby, Now Available Online
Practicing Ruby is a high quality, paid Ruby journal run by Gregory Brown, but he's made archives of over 60 articles available to the public. There's a ton of stuff to enjoy here.
PeepCode Acquired by Pluralsight
Ruby and Rails screencasting pioneer Geoffrey Grosenbach has announced he has sold Peepcode to Pluralsight, a large online training provider.
Ruby on Rails 4.0 Guide: A Kindle Book That's Free Today
A Kindle book by Stefan Wintermeyer that provides a step by step guide to learning to use Rails 4.0. It usually costs money but Stefan has kindly set Amazon to run an offer for the next couple of days.
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Rails 3.2.14 Released
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Reading
Streaming with Rails 4
Saurabh Bhatia looks at Rails 4's support for live streaming (the ability to send partial requests out to the client on the fly).
Reading the Ruby Source to Understand Rails Idiosyncrasies
I'm not sure you always need to dig quite so deep but Eno Compton takes an interesting journey through MRI's source code to see the difference between Range#cover? and Range#include?
Pivotal Labs
Using PostgreSQL's 'hstore' in A Rails Application on Engine Yard Cloud
If you want to take advantage of schemaless features without abandoning your relational database, using 'hstore' within Postgres is a great option. Here's an introduction on using the hstore PostgreSQL extension in a Rails app.
Implementing Subdomain and Custom Domain Support in Rails
A look at how one development team implement subdomain and custom domain features in their Rails app.
An Introduction to Vagrant for Rails Developers
On Distributing Command Line Applications: Why I Switched from Ruby to Go
Code Gangsta
Events
dotRB: The Largest Ruby Conference in France (October 18, Paris)
Following on from a successful 'dotJS' JavaScript event comes dotRB. Announced speakers so far include Steve Klabnik, Konstantin Haase, and Brian Ford.
Nickel City Ruby Conference - September 20-21, 2013 - Buffalo, NY
Watching
11 Talks from La Conf Paris
Some big names to enjoy here including Yehuda Katz, Amy Hoy, Sandi Metz, and Steve Klabnik.
Kata and Analysis with Jim Weirich
From RubyConf India 2013 comes a live coding session by the inimitable Jim Weirich where he walks through the popular 'roman numeral' conversion kata using TDD along the way.
YouTube
Aaron 'tenderlove' Patterson's RubyConf India 2013 Keynote
An hour with Ruby and Rails core contributor Aaron 'tenderlove' Patterson covering esoteric Ruby stuff and Postgres to career advice and cats. Warning: The audio is rather poor here and cuts out entirely for the second half so don't waste your time if this will drive you crazy.
YouTube
Libraries, Code and Tools
Upton: A Web Scraping Framework
A Ruby-based web-scraping framework that abstracts away the common parts of web scraping so developers can concentrate on the unique parts of their project.
Pkgr: Make A Debian Package Out of A Rails App in 5 Minutes
A high-level tool that turns Rails applications into native Debian packages.
Flynn - Open Source Platform As A Service, Powered by Docker
Flynn is an as-yet-unreleased Heroku-inspired system to simplify deploying and maintaining apps. Instead of using complex config management systems, Flynn allows self-serve management of containerized deployments. The creator is currently trying to raise money to work on the project.
Rumm: A Command Line Interface and API to Rackspace Cloud
New in RubyMotion: Blocks Rewrite, Retain Cycle Detection, Better Crash Reporting
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