Ruby Weekly
Issue 259 — August 13, 2015
Leigh Halliday
If you’ve only ever built Ruby webapps using Rails, you might appreciate this quick look at what some alternatives are all about.

Give this service your Gemfile.lock, it checks the versions of gems you’re using for vulnerabilities, and lets you know what’s up.

Avdi Grimm
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Charles Nutter and Tom Enebo
JRuby 9000 only came out a few weeks ago, so it’s great to get the full backstory to its development, release, testing process and more. After 28:15, Chris Seaton comes on to talk about the high-speed Truffle backend.

Raymond Cudjoe
Learn how to write robust, shorter and less complicated tests with shoulda-matchers, one-liners that provide an easy way to simplify Test::Unit and RSpec tests.

Rails Rumble
Rails Rumble is a long-running annual Ruby webapp development contest that takes place entirely online and has cool prizes.

AuthLogic doesn’t rely on generated code like Devise but provides behind the scenes magic for you to more easily code your own login controllers and views.


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