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Ruby ♦ Weekly Issue 171
November 21, 2013
Featured
The Official Ruby Homepage Gets a New Design
ruby-lang.org is now sporting a new design after a design content launched just two months ago. It’s clean, fresh and responsive, working right down to the lowest resolutions.
ruby-lang.org
Fukuoka Ruby Award 2014 Application Period Almost Over
The annual Fukuoka Ruby Award Competition is open for 2014 again with its usual top prize of 1 million yen (about $10k). The entry deadline is November 29. Matz and a group of panelists will select the winners and there are many prizes. Projects must have been developed or completed within the past 12 months to be eligible.
Digital Fukuoka
MountainWest RubyConf 2014: Call for Proposals (Mar 20-21, Salt Lake City)
Sinatra Cookbook: Forthcoming Recipes for the Ruby Framework
Tim Millwood has started a Kickstarter campaign to fund the development of a book that presents 12 distinct example Sinatra apps. This site explains more about the project.
Tim Millwood
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Reading
Infrastructure Automation by Example
Using Chef to install Ruby and Bundler, set up monitoring, set up Nginx, and ultimately to deploy apps.
Practicing Ruby
Extreme Makeover: Rubygems Edition
An update on the state of rubygems.org and the Rubygems project in general.
Andre Arko
Faking Remote Services with Rack::Test
Using Rack middleware, we can reroute Rack::Test requests to fake remote services without spinning up servers. This example shows how to use that technique to handle the Transparent Redirect HTTP requests for the Braintree payment gateway.
Thoughtbot
HOWTO: Ruby C Extension with a Static Library
A short and sweet introduction to wrapping a static C library with Ruby.
Zac Hallett
Efficiency with Sublime Text and Ruby
Lots of great tips for being more efficient in the Sublime Text editor as a Rubyist. Covers project and file navigation, shortcut keys, and plugins.
Thunderbolt Labs
How to Use Different Gemfiles with Bundler
Semaphore
Ruby's -e, -n and -p switches
A look at some switches that make Ruby useful for command line one liners or within shell command pipelines.
Rob Miller
Building Vagrant Machines with Packer: A Step-by-Step Guide
Learn how to build Vagrant Machines with Packer to share a common development environment.
Codeship
11 Steps To Make Your RSpec Specs Awesome
Erez Rabih
Top 100 Libraries in Java, JS and Ruby (Among 30,000 GitHub Projects)
Watching and Listening
Hacking your Home with Ruby
Ubiquitous networking, APIs for consumer electronics, and cheap computers like the Raspberry Pi have made it easier than ever to automate your home. This talk by Justin Campbell goes over some Ruby code that glues it all together and shows off some demos of his favorite house hacks.
Wicked Good Ruby 2013
Service-oriented JRuby
Fiona Tay of Airbnb looks at how Airbnb split up a monolithic app into multiple internal services, mostly on MRI with a select few services on JRuby. A service-oriented approach combined with JRuby afforded them high performance and access to Java libraries for complex operations.
Madison Ruby 2013
Building Web Applications with Ember.js and Rails
Join O’Reilly authors, Jesse Cravens and Thomas Brady, as they take the audience through the construction of a Ember.js demo application.
Øredev Conference
Libraries, Code and Tools
Omniref: A New Ruby Documentation Search Site
The latest in a line of comprehensive Ruby documentation search tools.
RubyMine 6.0 Release Candidate Available
JetBrains’ popular Ruby IDE is shaping up for another major release.
JetBrains
Simple Ruby On Rails Content Editing with Phrasing
Phrasing is an inline live content editing library that can be installed to any website so anyone can manage content.
Damir Svrtan
Phusion Passenger 4.0.25 Released Due to nginx Vulnerability
For Rubyists this is solely an update that upgrades Passenger to using Nginx 1.4.4 which fixes CVE-2013-4547, a recent nginx vulnerability.
Phusion Corporate Blog
Rack::Attack: Rack Middleware for Blocking & Throttling
A Rack middleware to protect your web app from bad clients. It allows whitelisting, blacklisting, throttling, and tracking based on arbitrary properties of the request.
Kickstarter
RedditKit.rb: A Ruby Wrapper for the Reddit API
Sam Symons
Jobs
Software developer at GoCardless (London)
We are looking for a software developer to help us build our next wave of products. We primarily use Ruby and JavaScript, using frameworks like Ruby on Rails and Angular. We strongly believe in test-driven development, and deploy code on a daily basis.
Freelance with Companies like Airbnb, IDEO & JPMorgan
Work on special projects with great companies through Toptal. Set your weekly/hourly rate, and work from anywhere in the world as an Elite Rails Developer. See if you have what it takes!
Ruby Developer at Econify [Manhattan, NY]
Econify is a Ruby development shop that primarily works with established companies, leading them through complicated technology challenges. We’re currently seeking one more senior developer to work with our fantastic clients
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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