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This Week's Ruby News - Issue 103

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Ruby Weekly - A Weekly Ruby Newsletter
Issue #103 - July 26, 2012


Phusion Shares A Sneak Peek of the Phusion Passenger 4.0 Roadmap

  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

  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

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to Riding a Mountain Lion

  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

  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

RubyMotion Tutorial: Make iOS Apps With Ruby

Tell, Don't Ask (with Ruby Objects)

  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

Liskov Principle and MiniTest

How to Send Private Messages With The Facebook API

Watching and Listening

Using MiniProfiler with Rails (RailsCasts)

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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

Sex Machine: Get Gender from First Name

  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

classy_enum: Class Based Enumerator Gem for Rails

  Adds class-based enumerator functionality to ActiveRecord attributes.

Hamster: Efficient, Immutable, Thread-Safe Collection Classes

Rubyception: A Realtime Rails Log in Your Browser

  Add Rubyception to your Rails project, navigate to /rubyception and get
  WebSocket-powered live log updates.


Ruby on Rails Consultant at IMPRTL Inc [Telecommute/Remote!]

Ruby Developer at MeLLmo, Inc. [Solana Beach, California]

Ruby Software Engineer at Aptonet, Inc [Atlanta, Georgia]

Last but not least..

Rails 3.2.7 RC1 Released; 3.2.7 Proper Due Any Moment Now..

  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.


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