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Issue 219 — October 30, 2014
ruby-lang
The latest production release of MRI includes a security fix for CVE-2014-8080 and tightened default settings on ext/openssl (both mentioned below). 2.0.0-p594 and 1.9.3-p550 also include the same tweaks.


Paul Sobocinski
An attempt at comparing the relative merits of Rails and Sinatra by building the same webapp with both.


ruby-lang.org
Unrestricted entity expansion can lead to a DoS vulnerability in REXML (an XML processor in the Ruby standard library). It has been fixed in 2.1.4, 2.0.0-p594, and 1.9.3-p550, all released this week.


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SitePoint
Nouran Mahmoud demonstrates, from bare essentials, how to create your own simple tagging system.


Leonard Garvey
A look at using Rollout to implement feature flags on your app, a way to roll out new features to only a subset of users.


ruby-lang.org
Insecure SSL/TLS options are now disabled by default on 2.1.4+, 2.0.0-p594, and 1.9.3-p550. This may cause problems in some cases so be alert.


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