Ruby Weekly
Issue 201 — June 26, 2014
Official Rails Blog
Rafael Franca has announced the final releases of Rails 4.1.2 and 4.0.6 after an extensive release candidate testing phase. Rails 4.1.2 is the first bug fix release for the 4.1 series and Rails 4.0.6 includes many bug fixes to make the upgrade path from Rails 3 easier.

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Durran Jordan
Think an ORM but more for MongoDB’s document-oriented world. There are a variety of changes but note that version 4 only supports MongoDB 2.4 and higher.

Sean Griffin looks behind the scenes at how Rails automatically translates values between different types.

Marian Posaceanu
Faster HTML escaping with escape_utils, a faster blank? implementation with fast_blank, and faster JSON serialization with oj.

The Go language has some great concurrency primitives (such as channels) that make it easier to write good concurrent code. ‘Agent’ implements Go-style ‘concurrency magic’ in Ruby.

Andrew Geweke
Audio isn’t great, but introduces us to flex_columns, low_card_tables and db-charmer.

A few quick tips from the experienced developers at Thoughtbot on having a better time with internationalization (i18n) on Rails.

In brief