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The Ruby Show #103: Dan edition.

December 18, 2009 at 4:58PM

Episode #103 Dan edition.

Sponsored by New Relic
The Rails Envy podcast is brought to you this week by NewRelic. NewRelic provides RPM which is a plugin for rails that allows you to monitor and quickly diagnose problems with your Rails application in real time. Check them out at NewRelic.com.


Show Notes

  • Rails 2.3.5 Released

    Rails 2.3.5 has been released with several bug fixes and improved Ruby 1.9 compatibility.

  • Rails XSS Plugin

    Koz has released the rails xss plugin which makes all strings html unsafe by default and uses Erubis for templating.

  • RubyConf Videos

    ConFreaks has posted the 2009 RubyConf videos.

  • Speedy

    Speedy automates the virtual host creation and gives you rapid deployment with Passenger and Apache. It currently works on Ubuntu and Debian variants only. It will eventually support both Linux and Mac platforms.

  • Ruby Draft Specification

    A draft of the Ruby Specification document has been released and they're looking for comments to submit to the Japanese Industrial Standards Committee. The draft is based on Ruby 1.8.7.

  • Rango

    Grant Michaels posts on Ruby Inside about Rango, a new web app framework from Jakub Šťastný.

  • Flotomatic

    Flotomatic is a new Rails plugin built on top of flot (jquery / javascript based graphs). It's got a nice DSL that makes it really easy to drop graphs into your site.

  • Partioprint

    Partioprint plugin adds partial name as a HTML comment whenever a partial is rendered from the ERBs.

  • Viewtastic

    Viewtastic is a presenter plugin for Rails.

  • The Unobtrusive Login System in Rails – Part One

    The Finternails in Oatmeal blog has a post about using Authlogic to create an unobtrusive login system.

  • Django for a Rails Developer

    The Usware blog has a post on getting in to the Django way of doing things from a Rails developers point of view.

  • ActiveDevice

    ActiveDevice is a rails plugin that detects mobile device user agents and sets the format accordingly.

  • Rubinius 1.0 rc1

    Rubinius 1.0 rc1 has been released.

  • 9 New Ruby Libraries To Check Out

    This post by Peter Cooper aims to round up a selection of his recent Ruby library discoveries, with his thoughts about each. Included are RConfig – Powerful Ruby configuration management, Ruby-GMail – A Rubyesque interface to GMail, Versionomy – A “version number” library.

Hosted by Jason Seifer & Dan Benjamin.


Ruby on Rails Podcast #11: Technoweenie

December 17, 2009 at 12:45PM • 21 minutes

This episode was originally published on December 17, 2005.

Rick Olson explains the Rails plugin system, RJS templates, and Rails-weenie.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.


The Changelog #7: Mike Dirolf from 10gen and MongoDB

December 17, 2009 at 8:00AM

Adam and Wynn spoke with Mike Dirolf from 10gen about their fast-growing MongoDB project. Mike gave us insight on how MongoDB came about, design decisions, and the future of this cool NoSQL server.

Hosted by Adam Stacoviak & Jerod Santo.


Puromac #160: Puromac 160: Google compite con Apple ? Problemas con iMacs, Boxee en la red

December 16, 2009 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 6 minutes

Puromac 160: Google compite con Apple ? Problemas con iMacs, Boxee en la red

Hosted by Flavio Guinsburg.


The Changelog #6: Steven Bristol from LessEverything and weekly news

December 15, 2009 at 8:00AM

In this episode, Adam, Wynn, and Steven Bristol of LessEverything fame discuss Erlang, Javascript on the server, Lighthouse, Docsplit, Rackamole/whackamole, unfollowing under-performing Twitter peeps, and suing domain squatters.

Hosted by Adam Stacoviak & Jerod Santo.


EE Podcast #9: The 411 on EE 2.0

December 15, 2009 at 7:28AM

Ryan and Dan give you the skinny on ExpressionEngine 2.0. They discuss some new features, integration issues, upgrade paths, and more.

Hosted by Lea Alcantara & Ryan Irelan.


Mac Power Users #15: Scrivener

December 11, 2009 at 8:45PM

We got a lot of feedback about episode 5 Word Processing and Writing, apparently people just keep looking for better word processors. So, we decided to do another show on a single application, Scrivener. Scrivener is a word processor and project management tool that allows you to research, organize, outline and create documents. The emphasis [...]

Hosted by David Sparks & Katie Floyd.


Puromac #159: Puromac 159: LALA, Puromac en Buenos Aires, info encriptada en disco y muchos saludos

December 11, 2009 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 1 minute

Puromac 159: LALA, Puromac en Buenos Aires, info encriptada en disco y muchos saludos

Hosted by Flavio Guinsburg.


Ruby on Rails Podcast #91: James Cox

December 7, 2009 at 10:30PM • 37 minutes

This episode was originally published on December 7, 2007.

James Cox, former PHP team member and current Rails consultant. From London.

Also mentioned:

Hosted by Brittany Martin.


The Ruby Show #102: Introducing Fancy Buttons! Also check out @railstips on Twitter.

December 7, 2009 at 10:42AM

Episode #102 Introducing Fancy Buttons! Also check out @railstips on Twitter.

Sponsored by New Relic
The Rails Envy podcast is brought to you this week by NewRelic. NewRelic provides RPM which is a plugin for rails that allows you to monitor and quickly diagnose problems with your Rails application in real time. Check them out at NewRelic.com.

Show Notes

  • MagLev Alpha Released

    Peter Cooper writes about the recently released MagLev alpha over on the Ruby Inside blog.

  • Passenger 2.2.7 Released

    Phusion has released passenger version 2.2.7 which includes many bug fixes.

  • HTML Sanitization in Rails

    David posts on the Viget Labs blog about doing HTML sanitization in the Markdown library.

  • SASS now supports Rack

    Sass now has native support for all Rack-based frameworks.

  • FancyButtons!

    Brandon Mathis has released Fancy Buttons, a SASS plugin to give you great looking semantic buttons.

  • Amp Version Control

    Amp is a version control system written in Ruby. It currently supports Mercurial.

  • Temporals

    A uniquely powerful Ruby parser for Temporal Expressions. Type out your recurring time patterns in plain english, and the computer can understand it.

  • Setup Ruby Enterprise Edition, nginx and Passenger on Ubuntu

    Antonio Cangiano has written a tutorial on getting a production Rails stack up and running on Ubuntu.

  • Caliper

    Caliper is hosted Ruby Metrics from the Devver crew.

  • Reflection

    Reflection is designed to keep your development system in sync with your production system's files and database (by dumping). It uses a shared git repository to store these files, which allows you to mirror your production environment without the need of direct access to your production servers.

  • Easy_esi

    Michael Grosser has released easy esi, which lets you render partials using ESI. This allows you to have cached pages with dynamic partials.

  • Rails Best Practices Gem

    rails_best_practices is a gem to check quality of rails app files according to ihower's presentation Rails Best Practices from Kungfu RailsConf in Shanghai China.

  • Pancake Stacks

    Matt Allen sent along word that Dan Neighman has created fully mountable nested rack applications called pancake stacks.

Hosted by Jason Seifer & Dan Benjamin.