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Ruby Weekly Issue 162
September 12, 2013
RubyGems 2.1.0 Released
Includes a few new features (a new dependency resolver and the ‘version’ option now accepts compound requirements) and a security update to fix the CVE-2013-4287 vulnerability.
RubyGems Official Blog
Official Debian and Ubuntu packages for Phusion Passenger
Phusion has unveiled an official Phusion Passenger APT repository that contains Passenger packages for multiple versions of Debian and Ubuntu. The packages are automatically built after they push out a source release, and so are always up to date with the official releases.
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Ruby Devs, Please Tweak Your GC Settings for Tests
Fred shares a simple tip to improve MRI Ruby’s performance during tests. His results are striking, though I got about 10% benefit on a very short test suite myself.
Fred Wu
A Simple Pattern for Cleaning Up Your Ruby DSL
Joe Corcoran
Using OrientDB with JRuby
OrientDB is an interesting open source, document-oriented, Java-based NoSQL database, and you can use it from JRuby as demonstrated here by Glenn Goodrich.
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Taste Test: Puppet, Chef, Salt, Ansible
Using a configuration management tool is one of the most impactful ways to have dramatically faster, cheaper, more stable systems. If you’re not using one already, this book (costs $29) will give you a good taste of each of the most popular tools. Sample chapter PDF.
Matt Jaynes
How to Do jQuery UI Autocomplete with Capybara 2
Ruby Journal
A Capistrano Recipe for Checking Travis CI Build Status
Sergii Boiko
What Is Rails' config.threadsafe!
Running a Ruby app on Heroku with Phusion Passenger
Watching and Listening
Help, My Test Is Failing
Discusses strategies for working out what may have made your test fail and for exploring what happens during the test run. The key takeaway, says the author, is that sometime in the next six months, “there’s a good chance that git bisect will save you.”
Noel Rappin
Developing Test Automation Scripts with RubyMine
A recording of a webinar that walks through using RubyMine for building automated testing scripts. [1h14m]
The Ruby Rogues Discuss Daemons and Daemonization with Kenneth Kalmer
Ruby Rogues
Libraries, Code and Tools
Seeing is Believing - A REPL in Your Editor
Seeing is Believing is a library that will run your code and show you what every line evaluates to in a comment off to the side. This video shows it off or you can jump to the code on GitHub.
Joshua Cheek
Hutch: Inter-Service Communication with RabbitMQ
GoCardless has open sourced Hutch, a Ruby library for enabling asynchronous inter-service communication in a service-oriented architecture, using RabbitMQ.
GoCardless Blog
Weasel-Diesel: A DSL to Describe, Document and Test Web Services
Matt Aimonetti
The Game of Life on Gist
An implementation of Conway’s Game of Life in 140 characters of Ruby.
Simon Ernst
Introduction to Single Page Apps, with Ruby and Breeze.js
Pluginator: A Simple Plugin System Based On Gem.find_files
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