Ruby Weekly
Issue 240 — April 2, 2015
Sam Saffron
A look at how the team behind the Discourse forum software deal with memory leaks in Discourse using new features in Ruby 2.1 and above. A lot to enjoy here.

Hampton Catlin
As with each year, over a thousand people filled in Hampton’s annual Ruby survey and the results are now here. Ruby 2+ usage has gone from 80% to 92% in the past year and Vim has become the most popular text editor.

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Build good looking data dashboards using premade widgets or code your own. Shopify is using this for dashboards on TVs around their office.

A classic Ruby book has been brought up to speed with the Ruby 2.x world and remains as good as ever (I’ve had a read). The publisher has given us code RUBY35 for you to take 35% off the ebook or print book (though not the bundle).

The Pragmatic Studio
In this 20 minute screencast, Mike Clark walks through the handy new e-mail sending features in Action Mailer in Rails 4.2+.

MongoDB has been working on a more official effort to provide Rubyists and library authors (such as those of Mongoid) with a baseline Ruby driver to access a wider range of Mongo’s newer features.


In brief