|From:||Ruby Weekly <rw-AT-peterc.org>|
|Subject:||This Week's Ruby News - Issue 103|
|Date:||Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:45:51 +0000|
Ruby Weekly - A Weekly Ruby Newsletter Issue #103 - July 26, 2012 ================================================================================ Headlines --------- Phusion Shares A Sneak Peek of the Phusion Passenger 4.0 Roadmap http://blog.phusion.nl/2012/07/24/roadmap-preview-1-phusi... After a period of radio silence, the Phusion guys are back on the air! With their Passenger system being the most popular way to serve up Ruby apps, all eyes are on the forthcoming Passenger 4.0 and here they explain some of what's coming up. Edge Ruby/Ruby 2.0 Adds %i and %I To Notate An Array of Symbols https://github.com/ruby/ruby/commit/91bd6e711db3418baa287... As %w and %W notates a string into an array of words, %i and %I does the same but into an array of symbols. Coming to an MRI near you.. eventually. Why not %s and %S? They're already taken. In this case, the 'i' stands for intern/interned. From Our Sponsor ---------------- And the gold medal for amazing app speed goes to... http://blog.newrelic.com/2012/06/25/new-feature-applicati... Wouldn't it be great if you could see how all your hard work in optimizing your app compares to your competitors? With New Relic's new App Speed Index now you can see exactly how you stack up to other sites in your peer group. From end-to-end response times all the way to availability, you can use the ASI to see exactly how you measure up. On your marks, get set, start bragging! Reading ------- The Hitchhiker's Guide to Riding a Mountain Lion http://robots.thoughtbot.com/post/27985816073/the-hitchhi... Apple's latest operating system dropped yesterday and Prem Sichanugrist of Thoughtbot shares some insights into the upgrade process for Rubyists. Building An API for Fun With Grape http://armoredcode.com/blog/build-an-api-for-fun-with-gra... Grape is an API-oriented Rack-based microframework for building HTTP accessible APIs. It's been around a while but this post gives a quick introduction. RubyMotion Tutorial: Make iOS Apps With Ruby http://rubymotion-tutorial.com/ Tell, Don't Ask (with Ruby Objects) http://robots.thoughtbot.com/post/27572137956/tell-dont-ask Bad for your relationships but good object oriented programming advice. Ben Orenstein shows off some quick before and after examples of telling your objects what to do rather than querying them to make decisions. Implicit Gemsets with rbenv http://devoh.com/blog/2012/07/implicit-gemsets-with-rbenv Liskov Principle and MiniTest http://wojtekmach.pl/blog/2012/07/17/liskov-principle-and... How to Send Private Messages With The Facebook API http://dalibornasevic.com/posts/35-how-to-send-private-me... Watching and Listening ---------------------- Using MiniProfiler with Rails (RailsCasts) http://railscasts.com/episodes/368-miniprofiler MiniProfiler allows you to see the speed of a request conveniently on the page. Ryan Bates shows off its usage with Rails. Making a Rails App Fast and Scalable https://speakerdeck.com/u/schneems/p/fast-scalable Slide deck for a talk given by Richard Schneeman on making a Rails App fast and scalable. Libraries and Code ------------------ Graphene: Stats and Graphs From Collections Of Ruby Objects http://jordanhollinger.com/2012/07/23/introducing-graphene A new Ruby gem for transforming collections of Ruby objects into subtotals, percentages, tables and graphs. Stamp: Format Dates and Times Using Human-Readable Examples https://github.com/jeremyw/stamp Sick of arcane strftime formatting? Give Stamp an 'example' of a date format you want and it'll dish up a similar date or time for you. Not new but somehow I missed it till now! csv_shaper: DSL for Creating CSV Output https://github.com/paulspringett/csv_shaper CSV Shaper claims to make the painful world of CSV rendering and formatting easier. Supports both pure Ruby and Rails. Desant: Ruby-Powered Open Source 'Landing Page' System http://desantapp.com/ Sex Machine: Get Gender from First Name https://github.com/bmuller/sexmachine This unfortunately named gem leans on a open source name-to-gender tool to give similar functionality to Rubyists. jruby-memcached: Surprisingly, A Memcached Libary for JRuby https://github.com/aurorafeint/jruby-memcached classy_enum: Class Based Enumerator Gem for Rails https://github.com/beerlington/classy_enum Adds class-based enumerator functionality to ActiveRecord attributes. Hamster: Efficient, Immutable, Thread-Safe Collection Classes https://github.com/harukizaemon/hamster Rubyception: A Realtime Rails Log in Your Browser https://github.com/tye/rubyception Add Rubyception to your Rails project, navigate to /rubyception and get WebSocket-powered live log updates. Jobs ---- Ruby on Rails Consultant at IMPRTL Inc [Telecommute/Remote!] http://jobs.rubyinside.com/a/jbb/job-details/706570 Ruby Developer at MeLLmo, Inc. [Solana Beach, California] http://jobs.rubyinside.com/a/jbb/job-details/706544 Ruby Software Engineer at Aptonet, Inc [Atlanta, Georgia] http://jobs.rubyinside.com/a/jbb/job-details/706545 Last but not least.. -------------------- Rails 3.2.7 RC1 Released; 3.2.7 Proper Due Any Moment Now.. http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-ta... Aaron Patterson has pushed out a release candidate of Rails 3.2.7 to try. Most bug fixes and cleanups. 3.2.7 final is due out later today. ================================================================================ You opted in for Ruby Weekly at http://rubyweekly.com/ to get weekly e-mails about the Ruby programming language. Our mailing address is: Office 30, Lincoln Way, Fairfield Enterprise Centre, Louth, Lincs, UK, LN11 9EJ. You can e-mail the list maintainer directly at firstname.lastname@example.org in case of problems/questions.
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