#397 — May 3, 2018

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Ruby on WebAssembly — Until recently, we’ve had to compile other languages to JavaScript to make them work in the browser, but WebAssembly brings a language-independent executable format to browsers. Learn how LLVM helped give birth to WebAssembly, what WebAssembly means, how we can use Ruby to target it, and the gem that makes it all a bit easier to play with.

Tom Black

Ruby’s Rack Push: Decoupling The Real-Time Web Application from the Web — A pull request to Rack contains an approach to WebSockets and SSE where they’re completely decoupled from the underlying app. Two HTTP servers (agoo and Iodine) currently support the approach.

Bo Wild

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Reducing Sidekiq Memory Usage with jemalloc — Another look at reducing memory bloat by switching memory allocators in a similar vein to last week’s post by Mike Perham. In related news, there’s a discussion over switching MRI to using jemalloc by default.

Brandon Hilkert

How to Implement a Ruby Hash-like Grammar in ParsletParslet is a mature parser library that makes building complex parsers in Ruby relatively easy and this post provides code-rich proof.

Richard Schneeman

A Progress Report on Ruby 3 Concurrency (PDF) — From Ruby X Elixir Conference Taiwan, a very detailed slidedeck on threading issues and what guilds will bring to the concurrency table.

Kochi Sasada

Could Ruby 2.6 Run Faster with a 'Sleepy' GC? — A proposal to perform garbage collection during idle time (i.e. while waiting for user input or the network). Sam Saffron thinks it could be a “performance boost with almost no downsides.”


What's Coming to Minitest 6

Ryan Davis

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📘 Articles & Tutorials

Fixing a Kernel#singleton_method Bug — Another Ruby bug squashing tale.

Vasiliy Ermolovich

Quick Tip: Increase Your Productivity with Rails Console Aliases — .irbrc FTW!

Paweł Urbanek

5 Considerations for Continuous Delivery of Microservices — Five considerations you should keep in mind when designing a CD workflow on microservices architectures.

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Quick Tip: Use Hash#fetch to Get Parameters in Rails Controllers

Andy Croll

Building Ruby with jemalloc

Tom Copeland

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🔧 Code & Tools

Ruby MethodFinder Is Still Alive — A Smalltalk-like method finder in Ruby got some TLC.

Michael Kohl

Byebug: A Feature Rich Debugger for Ruby 2 That Uses TracePoint

David Rodríguez

DeviceDetector: A Fast User Agent Parser and Device Detector — Claims to be ‘backed by the largest and most up-to-date user agent database.’


Bunny: A Popular, Easy to Use, Mature Ruby Client for RabbitMQ


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ApiStruct: A Library for Building API Wrappers in Ruby


Slacktyping: How to Look Like You're Typing on Slack — Essentially ‘code comedy’ (or trolling, depending on what end of the conversation you’re on :-)).

Will Leinweber

GDPR Rails/PolicyManager: A Rails Engine to Help with GDPR Compliance