Ruby Weekly
Issue 262 — September 3, 2015
A revision of the popular Rails 3 in Action is now available with the print book due in a week’s time.

LoneStarRuby 2015
Phoenix is a Web framework built in Elixir, a Ruby-esque language for the Erlang VM built by core Rails team alumnus José Valim. Version 1 has just been released and Chris McCord spoke about what’s so great about it.

The OS X, iOS, and Android Ruby app development toolkit now has a 100% free ‘starter’ edition for iOS and Android only. A new game development engine has also been added to the package.

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Derrick Harris
Sam Lambert, GitHub’s director of technology, explains how GitHub is able to keep on scaling with a relatively simple technology stack.

Starr Horne
Looks at exit statuses, fails, abort, and exceptions.

A chat bot written in Ruby. It connects with IRC, HipChat, Campfire and similar chat services and helps you automate tasks.

Prawn is a great library for creating PDFs but if you want to plot complete charts, you’ll find something like this useful.

Justin Weiss
A look at the pros and cons of using scopes versus class methods with ActiveRecord.

Godfrey Chan and Yehuda Katz
A common root cause for unexplained slowdowns in Rails apps is excessive object allocations. This article looks at using Skylight to track them down.


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