Ruby Weekly
Issue 231 — January 29, 2015
Aaron Patterson
Aaron ‘tenderlove’ Patterson (he of the Ruby and Rails core teams) shares numerous interesting RSpec vs Minitest insights after using both in earnest. Note, however: ‘Do I care which one you use? No.’

I launched RubyFlow in 2008 for Rubyists to share tutorials, libraries, and other Ruby stuff with more context than typical social news sites. 11,500 posts later(!) I finally rebuilt it. I use RubyFlow as a source of Ruby Weekly links so consider submitting your work.

Passenger-docker is a Docker image meant to serve as a good base for Ruby, Python, Node.js and Meteor app images.

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RailsConf 2015
The CFP ends at noon ET on Feb 6. The event is in Atlanta across Apr 21-23. Tickets are still available.

An extensive first hand report of why a team ported a 30K LOC app from JRuby to Go and what the pros and cons were. (I guess this is a good a place as any to note we have a Go newsletter as well now!)

Chris Mytton
A look at using Mechanize to scrape reviews from Pitchfork, the music review site.

Steve Richert
Learn a couple of other things the ‘flash’ object in Rails could be used for, other than displaying messages to users.


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