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Ruby Weekly Issue 166
October 10, 2013
Rubinius 2.0 Released
Rubinius is a popular and alternative implementation of Ruby that implements a lot of Ruby in the Ruby language itself. With the 2.0 release, Rubinius aims to be compatible with the forthcoming MRI Ruby 2.1 and continues with its strong concurrency support.
Registration for Rails Rumble 2013 Now Open
The popular online 48 hour Ruby and Rails hackathon is back for another run and you have just another couple of days to register yourself or your team. As ever, there’s a wide range of sponsors so there are sure to be some good prizes too.
Rails Rumble
A Kickstarter for Learn Ruby on Rails by Daniel Kehoe
Daniel has written some great Rails tutorials in the past couple of years so you might like to support his efforts in creating a new beginner-focused Rails book.
Ruby on Ales 2014 CFP Open (March 2014 in Bend, Oregon)
From our Sponsor
A Look at Capistrano 3
Capistrano is a popular Ruby-based deployment tool and version 3.0.0 is now out. This post takes a look at what’s happened in this ground-up rewrite.
Tom Clements
Benchmarking Ruby 2.1 and Rubinius 2.0
As always, beware of the benchmarks.. but this is an interesting look not only at MRI vs Rubinius but also at how MRI Ruby 2.1 is significantly faster than 2.0. It’s superb to see Rubinius is the best performer in many areas nowadays.
Miguel Camba
Using Ruby's String#gsub With a Hash
A little used feature that makes it easy to substitute things depending upon what the regular expression specifically matched.
Bozhidar Batsov
Ruby’s Top 'self' Object
Ruby internals guru Pat Shaughnessy takes a look at top-level scope.
Pat Shaughnessy
Using Katas To Improve
Chong Kim writes on the benefits of doing katas, exercises in practicing coding by doing it repetitively. There's also a 14 minute screencast of implementing tic-tac-toe in Haskell to enjoy.
8th Light
Ruby Refactoring Cheatsheet
Ginny Hendry
Handling Money in Rails: Part I
The first in a series of posts that will address the benefits of using an actual ‘Money’ type in your Ruby or Rails projects.
Kyle Wiest
Getting CPUID Info From Ruby
Charles Strahan
A Walkthrough of Building and Deploying a Ruby 'Microsite' with Sinatra on a Linux VPS
Cody Littlewood
Natural Language Processing with Ruby: n-grams
ActiveRecord.where.not(:sane => true)
Ernie Miller
Watching and Listening
Aaron Patterson's RubyConf India 2013 Keynote
Note: Audio is very poor.
Join the FreeAgent Engineering team [Edinburgh/Remote]
We’re looking for a talented software engineer to join our Engineering team to help develop FreeAgent. We’re the leading UK online accounting platform with over 33,000 customers and high growth. We have a wealth of technical challenges for you to solve and we can provide a friendly, creative and collaborative environment in which to solve them.
Ruby on Rails + Javascript Engineer at ZenPayroll (San Francisco, CA)
We're building the future of payroll. Payroll is inherently complex and if you love solving core foundational problems that affect millions of people, we'd love to talk with you. You’ll be an early member of the team. Contact us at
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.
Libraries, Code and Tools
JRuby 1.7.5 Released
The last point release of 1.7 that mostly fixes a variety of issues with no headline features.
JRuby Blog
Rails 3.2.15 Release Candidate 2 Released
Final release due any moment now.
Aaron Patterson
vim-unstack: Vim Plugin for Parsing Stack Traces and Opening The Files
Currenly supports Python, Ruby, C#, Perl, Go and Node.js.
Matthew Boehm
Prerender: Making AngularJS, Backbone or Ember Apps Search Engine Friendly
Rails (or Node) middleware that detects search engine crawlers and provides content that’s appropriate for their use and allows regular navigation through a single page JavaScript app.
Todd Hooper
RAML: A RESTful API Modeling Language
gem_velocities: See Graphs of Rubygem Download Counts over Time
Shai Rosenfeld
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