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Ruby ♦ Weekly Issue 177
January 9, 2014
Featured
Ruby 2.1 Ubuntu Packages Available
John Leach announces the inclusion of Ruby 2.1 in Brightbox’s esteemed collection of Ruby Ubuntu packages.
Brightbox
Hammerspace: Persistent, Concurrent, Off-heap Storage
Acts like a hash that persists on disk (a bit like the standard library’s PStore) but that including concurrency control and other good stuff.
Airbnb Engineering
5 Days Remain on the RVM 2.0 Fundraiser
Work looks set to continue regardless, but if you want to support the project, now’s a good time to check it out.
Bountysource
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Reading
Stop Including Enumerable, Return an Enumerator Instead
A compelling argument given the powerful enumeration features available since Ruby 1.9.
Robert Pankowecki
Nobody Cares About Signed Gems
A post mortem of an attempt to introduce the idea of signing to gems. Despite some good initial traction, it seems (almost) no-one went on to use it solidly.
Grant Olson
Using Faux ActiveRecord Models in Rails 3
Quick Left
Is Rubinius 2.2.3 Production Ready?
Rubinius brings together LLVM-based JIT, native threads, low-pause generational garbage collector and great support for C extensions, but what happens when you take a production Rails 4 app and move it over?
Marian Posăceanu
Reading Rails: Understanding How ActiveSupport::Concern Works
Adam Sanderson
Presenters to Widgets with ActiveModel::Conversion
With ActiveModel::Conversion, you can quickly build widgets out of classes (models or presenters or other).
The Carbon Emitter
Using Docker To Run Ruby RSpec CI in Jenkins
Phil Whelan
How to Upgrade Devise 2 to 3.2
Loremaster
Hey There Rubyist, Careful What You Memoize
Ted Dumitrescu
Test Driving a JSON API in Rails
Eno Compton
The Ruby 'Struct' Class
Stephanie Oh
Watching and Listening
A Big Look at MiniTest
With Rails 4 supporting only Ruby 1.9 and above it can fully embrace the MiniTest library that ships with Ruby 1.9. What does this mean for Rails developers? Mark Bates demonstrates.
Mark Bates
Ruby Tapas #66: Caching an API
A publicly released screencast from Avdi’s excellent Ruby Tapas series. This time he digs into caching requests from remote APIs.
Avdi Grimm
Jobs
Senior Ruby Developer at New Bamboo (London)
Work with the finest Rubyists in the land. See the change you bring to client after client. Use a project process that is creative, social and fast. Never, ever stop learning. We’re New Bamboo. Join us.
Software Developer at Collaborative Drug Discovery (Burlingame, CA)
Are you looking to develop products that really matter? Join us in our quest to make usable and intuitive applications for life science research. No science background required.
Ruby Web Developer for Home Automation [Broomfield, CO]
Join the "Internet of Things" as Nexia Home Intelligence develops web services and apps to connect you to your home. We interface with wireless home devices and explore new ways to integrate them into your life.
Libraries, Code and Tools
Sneakers: Performance Background Processing for Ruby
A high performance background processing framework for Ruby on top of RabbitMQ.
Dotan J. Nahum
Jubilee: A Rack Server On Top of Vert.x
Vert.x is a high performance platform for the JVM for modern mobile, web, and enterprise apps. Jubilee brings some of its power to Rack apps (or vice versa).
Isaiah Peng
resque_stuck_queue: For If Resque Queues Get Stuck
Monitors Resque and if Resque doesn’t run jobs within a certain timeframe, it can trigger a pre-defined handler of your choice.
Shai Rosenfeld
Last but not least..
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