|From:||Ruby Weekly <rw-AT-peterc.org>|
|Subject:||This Week's Ruby News - Issue 102|
|Date:||Thu, 19 Jul 2012 15:09:06 +0000|
Ruby Weekly - A Weekly Ruby Newsletter Issue #102 - July 19, 2012 ================================================================================ From the Editor's Desk.. ------------------------ Welcome to issue 102. I'm busy preparing for the next run of Ruby Reloaded, my online Ruby course aimed at intermediate Rubyists. 6 seats remain with 6 days till it starts - check it out! Other than that.. here we go with the week's best :-) - Peter. Headlines --------- Now In Print: 'Deploying Rails' by Tom Copeland and Tony Burns http://pragprog.com/book/cbdepra/deploying-rails Make sure your next production deployment goes smoothly with this hands-on book, which guides you through the entire production process. Dives into Puppet, Capistrano, Vagrant, Nagios, Ganglia, and all that sort of devops-y stuff. RubyMine 4.5 Released: JetBrains' Commercial Ruby IDE http://blog.jetbrains.com/ruby/2012/07/rubymine-4-5-is-he... RubyMine 4.5 introduces suport for formatting and code insight for Slim and Sass, MacRuby syntax highlighting, Capistrano deployment support, extra Sinatra integration, and more. It's a commercial IDE but the one I've heard the most good things about. From Our Sponsor ---------------- Code Climate: Actionable quality metrics in minutes. No software to install. https://codeclimate.com/?utm_source=rw Built from the ground up for Ruby, Code Climate analyzes each push, identifies changes in quality, and instantly notifies your team via Campfire, email or RSS. Try it free for 14 days - or always free for OSS! Reading ------- Rails, Objects, Tests, and Other Useful Things http://www.noelrappin.com/railsrx/2012/7/16/rails-objects... Noel Rappin reflects on the various 'Object-Oriented Rails' and 'fast tests' discussions going around the Ruby world as of late. Why I Don't Like factory_girl http://blog.steveklabnik.com/posts/2012-07-14-why-i-don-t... This post won't be without controversy but Steve Klabnik outlines why he thinks the convenience of factories has 'set Rails testing strategies and software design back two years.' Worth a read even if you disagree. Advanced Caching in Rails: Revised (for 2012) http://www.broadcastingadam.com/2012/07/advanced_caching_... Adam Hawkins has recently updated his series of Rails caching posts. It aims to teach you everything you need to know to work with any different caching level inside your Rails app. Zendesk's Road to Ruby 1.9 http://www.zendesk.com/blog/upgrade-the-road-to-1-9 Zendesk is a popular help desk app and their dev team explains how their Ruby 1.9 upgrade project went. The end result? A 2-3x improvement in response time for their app. Getting Extra Permissions from Facebook when using Devise and Omniauth http://www.dotnetguy.co.uk/post/2012/07/18/devise-omniaut... Installing ruby-debug19 for Ruby 1.9.3 on Windows http://itreallymatters.net/post/27049949914/installing-de... Installing Ruby 1.9.3 on OS X Without Xcode or GCC http://jacobswanner.com/2012/07/13/ruby-1-9-3-without-gcc... Processing Images with CarrierWave http://rubysource.com/processing-images-with-carrierwave/ An entry level tutorial to managing uploaded files in a Rails app using CarrierWave. Ruby Debug Cheat Sheet [PNG image] http://i.imgur.com/vPo8A.png Refactoring with Hexagonal Rails http://theagileplanner.com/blog/building-agile-planner/re... Watching and Listening ---------------------- PeepCode's Rails 3 Play by Play with Yehuda Katz https://peepcode.com/products/play-by-play-wycats-i-ruby-... PeepCode has released the latest in their 'look over a developer's shoulder' screencast series, this time focusing on Yehuda Katz (of Rails 3 fame). In an 80 minute session, he builds the backend for a scoring system using Rails 3. Five Things You Didn't Know Your Documentation Tool Could Do http://bostonrb.org/presentations/five-things-you-didnt-k... Loren Segal, the creator of Ruby documentation tool YARD, looks at some of YARD's lesser known features and shows off ways to visualize your code, get basic code metrics, and ensure overall quality in your documentation. The Well Grounded Nuby http://bostonrb.org/presentations/the-well-grounded-nuby At Boston Ruby Group recently, David A Black (of Well Grounded Rubyist fame) gave a talk about getting the fundamentals of Ruby right. Sidekiq (RailsCasts) http://railscasts.com/episodes/366-sidekiq Sidekiq allows you to move jobs into the background for asynchronous processing. It uses threads instead of forks so it's more memory efficient than, say, Resque. Your Face in 10 Minutes... with MacRuby! http://blog.harisamin.com/post/27332369799/goruco-2012-talk At GoRuCo 2012, Haris Amin gave a 10 minute lightning talk about creating a desktop Mac face detection/recognition app with MacRuby. Links to code, slides, and the Vimeo video within. Libraries and Code ------------------ Clear Eyes: Automatic Retina Image Handling for Rails 3.1+ https://github.com/superacidjax/clear_eyes Axlsx: Office Open XML Spreadsheet Generation Library https://github.com/randym/axlsx Complete xlsx generation with support for charts, images, automated column width, customizable styles and full schema validation. Hovercraft: Generate a RESTful API from a Directory of ActiveRecord Models https://github.com/vanstee/hovercraft Rails Apps Composer: Create and Maintain Starter Apps and App Templates https://github.com/RailsApps/rails_apps_composer Jobs ---- Happy (Ruby) Web Developer (London, UK) http://www.alphasights.com/apply/ruby-developer-london We sell expensive stuff to investment bankers. We run on Ruby. We enjoy using the best tools and technologies available. If you want to be a happy programmer (and join us on our summer trip to Ibiza), get started by solving our quiz. Senior Ruby on Rails Developer (Cologne, Germany) http://about.simfy.com/jobs/job-offers/senior-ruby-on-rai... "Ich will nicht nach Berlin!"- simfy cologne is looking for talented Ruby on Rails backend developers. You feel at home with large Rails enterprise applications? Join simfy - one of the world's leading music streaming services - and put our visions to life. Senior Ruby Developer (Cambridge, MA) http://litmus.com/careers Litmus, the e-mail testing and analytics company, offers a great salary, full health care benefits, 28 days paid vacation, beer fridge and Sonos sound system. They'll also buy you lunch every day. Last but not least.. -------------------- MiniProfiler: A New Profiler for Ruby http://samsaffron.com/archive/2012/07/12/miniprofiler-rub... MiniProfiler is a production and development profiler that you can use to quickly isolate performance bottlenecks, both on the server and client. 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