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Ruby ♦ Weekly Issue 164
September 26, 2013
Featured: Ruby 2.1 Preview
Ruby 2.1.0 Preview 1 Released
It’s not time to upgrade just yet, but the first preview release of Ruby 2.1 is out boasting a variety of changes, including a generational garbage collector, frozen string literals, literal suffixes, and String#scrub. BitNami have OS X and Linux stacks available if you prefer an all-in-one type of installation.
Official Ruby News
Kicking the Tires on Ruby 2.1 Preview
Shawn Anderson takes a very brief look at the headline features of Ruby 2.1.
Atomic Spin
Konstantin Haase on Ruby 2.1
Konstantin (of Sinatra fame) takes a similar look at the main changes in Ruby 2.1.
Konstantin Haase
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Reading
Lambdas/Procs in Case Expressions
Since case uses the === case equality operator (and its associated method) when performing its operations and because Proc#=== is a synonym for Proc#call, you can use lambdas and procs in case expressions in interesting ways.
Bozhidar Batsov
DRY your Rails CRUD with Simple Form and Inherited Resources
Pete Keen
An Unusual Case For Cucumber
A response to A Case Against Cucumber which we linked last week.
Jon Frisby
Rails Security Pitfalls
A look at some simple Rails security issues and their resolutions by Esteban Pastorino.
SitePoint
Adventures in RubyMotion: Reaching The App Store in 2 Weeks
A few quick insights shared by a developer who was new to RubyMotion and had never completed an iOS app before.
Chris Zetter
Introducing 'Churn Site' to Measure Code Churn
Throw Away Sprockets, Use UNIX
Sprockets is a popular way to do asset packaging in Rails but Mateusz Lenik demonstrates that the C preprocessor and Make can perform some similar tasks more quickly.
Mateusz Lenik
Our Chance to Live On, or Slowly Recede Into History As A Community
Daniel Fischer
Watching and Listening
The Ruby Rogues Discuss JRuby with Charlie Nutter
Over the course of an hour the gang plus JRuby core team member Charles Nutter cover the history of JRuby, JRuby conferences, the drawbacks of JRuby, and JRuby support.
Ruby Rogues
Libraries, Code and Tools
http-2: Pure Ruby, Framework and Transport Agnostic Implementation of HTTP 2.0
Ilya Grigorik
Phusion Passenger WebSockets demo
A demonstration of a small WebSocket-capable Rack application running on the Phusion Passenger app server.
Phusion
Rack Middleware to Render Graphviz Diagrams From Inline Source
Vidar Hokstad
sandi_meter: A Tool To Check if Code Satisfies Sandi's Rules
Sandi Metz is an advocate for writing well factored object oriented code and put together a set of rules for achieving this. sandi_meter is a Ripper-based library that checks code to see if it meets ‘Sandi’s rules.’
Anatoli Makarevich
Ruby Glob Tester
A quick online tool to see what files in a tree match certain globs when run through Dir[]
Jack Franklin
Jobs
Ruby Engineer, Shutterstock, NYC
Shutterstock is a rapidly growing and profitable tech company that powers visual creativity around the world. We are seeking experienced Ruby on Rails and Ruby/Sinatra Engineers with knowledge of how the Web works and how to make it efficient.
Senior Ruby Developer & Senior Rails Developer (SF Bay Area)
Join Machinio.com as Employees #1 & #2. We are well-funded with great traction (250k+ monthly uniques and $8k+ monthly revenue) and looking for developers to join our team in the Bay Area. Help us tackle challenging & exciting software engineering problems.
Senior Software Engineers at HouseTrip (London, UK)
We’re 21 developers, 6 product managers and 2 designers, passionate about building the best holiday rental website. We write good code to build an outstanding product. We need your help. If you are a passionate senior software engineer, and think you have some of the skills, drive and talent to help us to build up our team, we’d really like to hire you.
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