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This Week's Ruby News - Issue 99

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Ruby Weekly - A Weekly Ruby Newsletter
Issue #99 - June 28, 2012


'Programming in CoffeeScript' by Mark Bates, Now Available

  Mark Bates, a Ruby developer, was won over by CoffeeScript and has written
  a book for Addison-Wesley which has now been published. Despite being a
  language that compiles down to JavaScript, CoffeeScript has become relevant
  to Rails developers in recent times given its inclusion in Rails 3.1+.

MagicRuby 2012: A Ruby Conference At Walt Disney World (October 2012)


Am I Doing It Wrong?

  A month ago, Rubyist Justin Ko asked fellow Rubyists if his code in a Rails
  project was poorly designed or not. The initial consensus was that he'd
  done a good job but then last week DHH weighed in and.. it got a bit

My (new) Favourite RSpec Pattern

  Jordan Maguire shares an interesting RSpec technique and there's some
  interesting debate in the comments. It seems popular, though Geoffrey
  Grosenbach raises doubts about its readability.

Tutorial: Reddit in 10 Lines of Code

  A curious walkthrough of taking an existing 'Reddit in Sinatra' and using
  some 'seldom used features of Ruby' to cram it down to 10 lines of dense
  Ruby code.

Data Scraping And More With Ruby, Nokogiri, Sinatra And Heroku

Generating Random URL-safe tokens with SecureRandom

  Burke Libbey shows off a single liner that can generate a URL safe token
  using something from the Ruby standard library.

How We Used Rails and Backbone.js to Build A Lightning-Fast Webapp

Rails 4.0 Sneak Peek: Queueing

  A quick look at the new queueing API in edge Rails (to become Rails 4.0).

Rails 4.0 Sneak Peek: Asynchronous ActionMailer

Lessons Learned: The First Six Months of Running a Rails Consultancy

Watching and Listening

Facebook Authentication in Rails (RailsCasts)

  Ryan Bates shows us how to create a new Facebook application, configure it,
  add authentication with the omniauth-facebook gem and top it off with
  client-side authentication using the JavaScript SDK.

Complex Made Simple: Sleep Better with TorqueBox

  At RailsConf 2012, Lance Ball spoke about TorqueBox, a popular Ruby
  application server built on JRuby and JBoss AS7 that provides asynchronous
  messaging, scheduled jobs, long-running processes, caching, and more.

The Ruby Rogues Discuss SOLID with Jim Weirich

  The Rogues sit down with Ruby old-hand and all round nice guy Jim Weirich
  to talk about the 'SOLID' principles of object oriented design.

The Changelog Interviews Laurent Sansonetti about Ruby Motion, MacRuby and More

  The Changelog guys caught up with RubyMotion creator Laurent Sansonetti to
  talk about MacRuby, RubyMotion, MonoTouch, and more.

Libraries and Code

Rack Canonical Host: Middleware for Defining A Canonical Host Name

  Rack middleware for defining a single hostname as the canonical host for
  your app. Requests for other hostnames will get redirected to the canonical

Aspector: Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) for Ruby

SoundCord: Perform Comparisons for Phonetically Similar Terms

  A phonetic algorithm matches two different words with similar pronunciation
  to the same code, which allows phonetic similarity based word set
  comparison and indexing. SoundCord is initially aimed at Brazilian
  Portuguese but English and Spanish support is not far behind.

minitest 3.2.0 Released

rbfu 0.3.0: A Light-Weight Alternative to RVM and rbenv

Jist: Publish GitHub 'gists' from Ruby

  Jist is a gem that allows you to publish a gist from Ruby or the command
  line including file uploads and OAuth2 authentication.

ffi-http-parser: Ruby FFI Bindings to the 'http-parser' Library

  http-parser is a high performance HTTP message parser written in C by
  Joyent. ffi-http-parser can hook your Ruby scripts up to it for parsing
  both HTTP requests and responses.

R18n: I18N Tool to Translate Your Ruby Application

OmniAuth StackExchange: StackExchange OAuth Strategy for OmniAuth


Back End Developer, SoundCloud, Berlin, Germany

  Soundcloud is looking for an ├╝ber-talented back end web developer with
  knowledge of the latest web development tools and methodologies. As part of
  our A-team, you will be faced with the challenges of developing the world's
  leading audio sharing platform.

Sr. Ruby on Rails Software Engineer

  Do you live to work hard, play hard, live life big? Then consider working
  at G5. G5 has created a digital experience management platform designed to
  allow clients to optimize their online experience. Our mission is to help
  our customers and employees thrive.

Senior Tech Lead at Seso Media Group [Los Angeles, California]

See 20 other Ruby and Rails jobs on our job board!

Last but not least..

Sublime Text 2 for Ruby

  A look at the Sublime Text 2 programmers' text editor including why it's a
  good fit for Rubyists and how to set it up in a productive manner.


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