October 2015

Episode #589

In this episode, we talk about Lotus 0.5.0, 'Hello Ruby,' Threading case study, and reverse Ruby gems.

Episode #588

This week we discuss, strange loop 2015 videos, Matz at Full Stack Fest, image processing in Rails using AWS Lambda, extract method refactoring and Sandi Metz.


Episode #587

This week, we discuss Serial, Rails 5, link_thumbnailer, and image_info.

Episode #586

Create a Ruby Gem by Example, the hunt for a memory leak, what's new in Rails 5, Engines Before Services, and the Serial gem all in this episode of the Ruby5!

Episode #585

This week, we discuss debugging Ruby memory issues, heredocs, Slackiq, and Ruby gems.

Episode #584

Ruby and Go Sitting in a Tree, Dentaku formula evaluator, Interactor Patterns, Active Job, Rails Composer

Episode #583

This week, we discuss: Camaleon, Grape Attack, how to keep your logs from becoming an unreadable mess and the best Rails image uploader.

Episode #582

Happy Force Friday, we are discussing the Soul of Software, Nested Module Traps, Machine Learning and MiniTest

Episode #581

James and Chris discuss Rockflow, Squid, Heroku’s new performance dynos, and the newest versions of Ruby and Rails.

August 2015

Episode #580

The fit-commit gem, express yourself with Ruby, roda, exceptions outside the rescue block, building your own REPL, and RocketConf all in this episode of the Ruby5!

Episode #579

In this episode, we discuss fixing slow requests, Rails updates, making magic numbers disappear in Ruby, Rails enum, and RubyKaigi2015.

Episode #578

This week, we discuss: Ruby 2.2.3, Ruby code of conduct, frozen strings, Twitter Bootstrap 4 Alpha and the 2015 Rails Rumble.

Episode #577

This week, we discuss Rails Rumble, the Phoenix framework, Eigenclass, intelligent caching with Redis, and the Scissors Rule.

Episode #576

markov_noodles, drjekyll, inline_translation, pry-memory, how to develop a social network in Rails, and on the fly image processing all in this episode of the Ruby5!

Episode #575

In this week’s episode, we discuss sustainable development, RailsConf, using Data Objects, raising any object as a Ruby exception, and using the “ask, don’t tell” policy with Ruby.

Episode #574

This week we discuss, ludicrous speed, better commit messages with a .gitmessage template, interactor gem, Ruby for good and inline Gemfile.

Episode #573

On this week’s episode, we discuss the gem gem, RubySpec, tackling god objects, Sequel, and Rails’ fancy exception page.

July 2015

Episode #572

In-app purchases with RubyMotion, a better ettercap, patching Rails for faster JSON, a Ruby-powered iOS toolchain, and a RubyGem that Carmen Sandiego could love

Episode #571

In this week's episode, we discuss RubyIssue(s), understanding Ruby’s strange “Errno” exceptions, Griddler, Shortcutfoo, and benchmarking Ruby's `method_missing` vs `define_method`.

Episode #570

Daemons in Ruby, Docker containers for Ruby apps, job processing with disque, finder objects, and discovery testing all in this episode of the Ruby5!

Episode #569

In this week's episode, we discuss high performance caching with Readthis, colorized SQL logging backport for ActiveRecord, RMagick, Gemfiles, and Ruby operators.

Episode #568

On this episode of Ruby5, we discuss: a new feature in Rails 5, Bundler Version 1.10, how unicorn talks to nginx, image_info gem and octopress 3.0.

Episode #567

This week, we discuss ActiveRecord and PostgreSQL, debugging Ruby, Action Cable, SmartLogic Studies, and mazes for programmers.

Episode #566

Pliny updates, a license to SIGKILL, a look at Rails 5, modern RubyGem development, and sending actual physical mail with Ruby

Episode #565

In this episode, we discuss 33 gems for building command-line apps, IsoLatte, Ruby Book Bundle, visualizing garbage collection in Ruby and Python, and more!

Episode #564

Terminal King Fu, the cognac gem, a node task runner round-up, tweeting like Larry King, and three little hacks for your Ruby projects all in this episode of the Ruby5!

June 2015

Episode #563

In this episode of Ruby5, we discuss printing images in the terminal with 9 lines of Ruby, crafting your first Pry plugin, Rails Girls Łódź 2015, out-of-memory killer, and more!

Episode #562

On today's episode, we discuss best practices for Rails multi-database, application.rb recommendations, what's new in Rails 5, optimizing full text search and more!

Episode #561

On this episode, we discuss last Tuesday's Rails release, Splat goes Ruby, Ruby Raven, gem-compare, and using Lambdas in Ruby.

Episode #560

This week we discuss Docker Basics, Meta Ruby, gem memory usage with Derailed, how to setup Ruby On Rails on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, and how to get more value out of your Heroku dynos, and speed up your Rails application.

Episode #559

This week we discuss tests, a comparison of Time and DateTime, new gem StrongLikeBull, Shoulda Matchers 3.0, and following a select statement through Postgres internals.

Episode #558

In this episode of Ruby5, we discuss Regular Extremism, environment variables, functional programming in Ruby, Hash default values, how Arel converts Ruby queries into SQL statements and more!

Episode #557

In this episode of Ruby5, we discuss Ruby conferences, Torba, why Rails may kill Ruby, engagement with Rails, Apipie, and the 10 most widely read contributed articles in practicing Ruby.

Episode #556

On today's episode, we'll discuss Ruby dispatch strategies, collection rendering, algorithmic fun with Ruby hashes and more!

Episode #555

In this episode of the Ruby5, we discuss how to make your own rack server, the the default_proc method from Hash, pluck, and the top 10 Ruby on Rails books.

May 2015

Episode #554

React.js and Rails, Ruby Patterns, a new XML/HTML parser, Ruby Object Mapper gets an upgrade, and ActiveSupport grows

Episode #553

The local-subdomain gem, FizzBuzz in Elixir, 10 killer tmux tips, the Secret Life of Your Database, and previewing Ember 2.0 on Canary all in this episode of the Ruby5!

Episode #552

This week we cover Ruby: ROM 0.7.0, Lotus 0.3.1,, How Ruby Uses Memory, and putting Ruby's Timeout on Timeout.

Episode #551

Strong Code Review Culture, Arel Project instead of pluck, emoji in MySql and flamegraphs

Episode #550

This week we cover Ruby: The Last Eight Years, How I TRAINed to learn Rails, Minitest, encrypting secrets with Rails, Regular Extremism, and more!

Episode #549

5 Billion RubyGems downloads, a Flappy Bird clone in Ruby, Ruby Type Systems, integrating Rubocop, RailsConf 2015 talk videos, Data Clumps, and ArrrrCamp 2015.

Episode #548

A denoising autoencoder, using UUIDs with postgres and ActiveRecord, network programming in Ruby, part 3 of Tackling Those Tests, and writing rspec formatters from scratch all in this episode of the Ruby5!

April 2015

Episode #547

In this episode we discuss A New Sense of Purpose for Rails, 7 Deadly Sins of Ruby Metaprogramming, Rails Authentication, and much more!

Episode #546

RailsConf 2015, ActionCable, TurboLinks 3, Ruby Together, Lots of Bundler and instance_eval/exec

Episode #545

In this episode we cover Pundit, Capistrano, DIY Ruby CPU Profiling, and how to build an API without changing any code.

Episode #544

In this episode we discuss Ruby OpenSSL hostname verification, Ruby 2.2.2, using React.js within a Ruby on Rails app, Truth Tables, and finally a book called Clean Ruby.

Episode #543

We cover Rubygems, irbtools, Storytime 2.0, Ensnare, Ruby and Capybara, and videos from Bath Ruby Conference 2015.

Episode #542

A better understanding of Broccoli, Querying at Warp Drive, method tracking with chronicles, fighting with ActiveRecord, and WebSockets in Rails 4 all in this episode of the Ruby5 podcast.

Episode #541

We cover the book Ruby Performance Optimization, data-processing with the Kiba gem, JSON clients with Kartograph, working with Minitest and Rails, and Ruboto 1.3.0.

Episode #540

Julius Ceaser used Rot5, Rails Email, Mongo Ruby Driver

March 2015

Episode #539

Deciding when to refactor, getting familiar with RSpec, Rails 5.0, RailsPlay, and Crono

Episode #538

Releases, releases, releases! Rails 4.2.1, 4.1.10, Bundler 1.9, ROM 0.6.0, Lotus 0.3.0, Orientation. If that's not a good time to Ruby Together, I don't know when it is!

Episode #537

Neural networks, regression driven tests, better capistrano output with Airbrussh, an introduction to Neo4j, and How Rails Sessions Work all in this episode of the Ruby5!

Episode #536

Dan and Katie discuss rails release candidates, callback gotchas, time zones, contracts, and leaving a paper trail.

Episode #535

Rails + React + Flux, DHH 10+ Years with Rails, RubyGems plugin and Wierd Ruby

Episode #534

The Search Cop pats down All Your Bases, Performance Tips for Cache money, InfraRuby, and Passenger are all covered on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #533

A new Ruby, friendly regexes, code loading, a new Passenger, and the GORUCO CFP.

Episode #532

Secure cookies, regexp examples, debugging, building views with Arbre, and the Madison Ruby CFP!

February 2015

Episode #531

The fast-ruby project, updated middleman-presentation, installing Rails with railyard, ES6 in your Rails 4.2 projects, and caching Stripe data with Sucker Punch all in this episode of the Ruby5!

Episode #530

Ruby 1.9.3 is dead, the life of an HTTP request, Melt, Traveler, Benchmarking different methods of merging, monkey-patching, and Stoplight.

Episode #529

muskmelons, privates, intersections, models and Predicting test failures

Episode #528

Pumas, backtraces, Ruby Hashes, surveys and queueing in this Friday's episode!

Episode #527

We chat_correct about Concurrency and Parallelism, fix Rails Validations and Passenger Turbocaching, throw some Emoji at a new Amazon SDK, and talk about TRUE Heroes on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #526

An overview of concurrency and parallelism, notifying Google of your updated sitemap, setting up Ember.js in your Rails app, new methods in Ruby 2.2, and a great discussion of SRP all in this episode of the Ruby5 podcast!

Episode #525

In this episode we discuss breadcrumb trails, RSpec's new gem signing certificate, replacing CoffeeScript with ES6, the redesign of, requiring libraries, Rikki the robot, and using pry-remote to debug within a vagrant VM.

January 2015

Episode #524

Tenderlovin Minitest and RSpec, Passenger-docker, Converting a large JRuby project to GoLang

Episode #523

Carlos and James talk about tail call optimization, single vs. double quotes, ActiveRecord SQLServer, Rbkit, and Commander.

Episode #522

The ember-cli-rails gem, spyke, debugging super methods, recalculating counter cache, and color detection with gauguin all in this episode of the Ruby5!

Episode #521

This episode covers Ruby methods you should be using, code metrics that matter, using ES6 on the Rails asset pipeline, tampering with network connections, automatically prefixing email subject lines and phone verification using SMS.

Episode #520

Rails Misconceptions, performance and minecraft

Episode #519

The holidays brought us Ruby 2.2.0 and Rails 4.2.0, Finishing Moves, the end/beginning of RubySpec, a nifty way to bind data from JavaScript to Rails, tips on testing controllers, and the tragic news of James Golick's death.

December 2014

Episode #518

Eastward Ho, Git ours/theirs and where does your code go?

Episode #517

This week we have Streem, Rails 4.2.rc3, Papercrop, and RubyMotion 3.0.

Episode #516

This week we have a jRuby security release, a new Command API for ROM, Traveling Ruby, early validations, easy rewrites with Ruby and Science!, and a Rails Camp not too far from Hobbiton.

Episode #515

RubyConf 2014 on Confreaks, browser geolocation with Spyme, referential integrity with foreign keys, forwarding messages with tell, and free SecCasts all in this episode of the Ruby5.

Episode #514

In this episode we yap about Rails 4.2 RC1, Opal, Deployment, Interpol, Sportdb, Service Objects, and Emails.

November 2014

Episode #513

This episode covers the future of Ruby 3.0, the flip flop operator, a gem to ferry your data away, speeding up your Capybara specs, and a new place to find Ruby meet up resources.

Episode #512

RubyConf 2014 wrap-up, accelerating your Rails app, gets redesigned, Heroku wants you to try HTTP Git, and new versions of Rails were released

Episode #511

This episode covers Ruby 2.1.5, the templating libraries Scribble and Curly, a statically-typed Ruby called Rubysierung and Minitest-Reporters.

Episode #510

Tail call optimizations, keeping migrations healthy, how raptor is so much faster, the psychology of SAAS products, and Ru for your CLI all in this episode of the Ruby5!

Episode #509

Command line utilities, autoload paths, a handful of Ruby and Rails releases, security analysis tools, and more on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #508

Rails Rumble Gem teardown, Shopify tears out 28k of javascript, 4 fantastic ways to setup minitest state and Rails with Ember

Episode #507

The shiny new Rubinius 2.3.0, Zopfli-ffi to compress things a lot, Benchmarking Rack Middleware, Enums and Queries in Rails 4.1, Understanding the Ruby Garbage Collector and Hunting for Leaks in Ruby.

October 2014

Episode #506

Speech recognition with pocketsphinx-ruby, a recent update on the chatbot framework Lita, building and distributing OS X applications with ognivo, using Neo4j in rails, and rails rumble is over!

Episode #505

Enforcing your environment with ENVied, easier payment integration with Payola, faster logic with pippi, multithreading in MRI, and Practicing Rails.

Episode #504

Aimee and Nate talk about UltraHook, Using Capybara in Integration Tests, Background Processing with Einhorn, Barcelona Ruby Conf Top 5, and Raptor.

Episode #503

Unary Operators, Writing fast Ruby, each_with_object, ES6 Transpiler and HStore

Episode #502

RailsRumble, Ruby Motion for Rails devs, how Ruby Hashes work, how to deal with data migrations, clean up your routes file, and get better logs.

Episode #501

Rails data migrations, tools for optimization, Bundler::Updater, using UUID with Postgres, 20,000 Leagues Under Active Record, and Ruby 2.2.0

Episode #500, rails-disco, onboarding your junior devs, being a better Rubyist, staging environments, and the anti-pattern of absolutes all in this episode of the Ruby5.


Episode #499

Shell Shocked, Factory Girl for frontend tests with Hangar, and upgrading from Rails 3.2 to 4.2

Episode #498

We go Airborne for Ruby 2.1.3 while Eagerly Decorating the skies and Swiftly avoiding the Daemons on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #497

Start using Fourchette, roll-out features by the instance, read logs with a little help from your friends, run your own bitcoin node, and say hello to byebug!

Episode #496

This episode covers an open source admin framework, the Rails protect from forgery method, fast testing, and a new reactive framework.

Episode #495

@rubystrings, Global Day of Coderetreat 2014, Asynchronous Integration Tests With Capybara, nice rake tasks, and module prepend in rails 5

Episode #494

This episode covers RSpec 3.1, unifying multiple analytics services with Rack::Tracker, new features in Rails 4.2, the Fearless Rails Deployment book, a spike for thoughts about Rack 2.0 with The_Metal and RubyConf Portugal.

Episode #493

Reading Rails talks TimeWithZone, descriptive_statistics, new gems in Rails 4.2, Paperdragon, and using Ruby's English operators all in this episode of the Ruby5 podcast!

August 2014

Episode #492

In today's episode we cover the new Rails 4.2beta, JSON API Resources, Country Select 2.0, Harpoon, Poodr course learning, and Feature Focus all while riding in our Roles Royce.

Episode #491

Semaphore is now free for open source projects, URL extraction with PostRank-URI, STI with JSON fields, a different approach to email validation, transit-rails, and the Pixel Perfect Precision Handbook all in this episode of the Ruby5!

Episode #490

We talk about Rails 4.0.9 and 4.1.5, flatten records, introduce Http::Exceptions, manage configurations, and update Devise.

Episode #489

Dokkufy, Rails Helpers, JRuby, Xiki and DHH code review

Episode #488

We talk about using the Facebook SDK with RubyMotion, Event Sourcing with Sandthorn, gems like rails_param and Groupdate, and time tracking with Hours.

Episode #487

Beautiful API documentation, deprecating paths in Rails mailers, taking RubySteps, meeting Starboard, and the new Heroku Button

Episode #486

We React to some RubyGems Legal Stuff, Cover Unicorns and GitHub, and Serialize Matz's thoughts on the GIL in this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #485

Learning to deploy with capistrano, memoization patterns, better APIs with mocaroni, middleman-presentation, and RubyConf 2014 all in this episode of the Ruby5!

July 2014

Episode #484

In this episode we cover the new Rails 4.2 HTML sanitizer, speeding up tests with ActiveMocker, logging validation errors with validation_auditor, Understanding Timeouts in CRuby, parsing JSON API with Roar and RubyConf Portugal.

Episode #483

Rails Rumble, Debug Anything and Speeding up Rails

Episode #482

Get your mind in the Gutter, agree that Programming is Not Math, be a RubyCritic, master Vim Plugins for Ruby, review 3 Ways to Create Classes in Ruby, and take a trip to RailsPacific.

Episode #481

Take a peek into your app, think about accessibility, write polyglot web apps, learn Rails, say goodbye to 1.8.7 and 1.9.2 support

Episode #480

In this episode we cover fun with iBeacons and PunchClock, visually starting a Rails app with Prelang, a Ruby Queue Pop method with Timeout, text translations from the command line with Termit and Diving into the Rails request handling.

Episode #479

Time Travel Movies explained in git, a free online book to learn programming, better controllers with adequate_exposure, Avdi's Sinatra testing adventure, Engine Yard's App Server Arena, and the Informant Heroku add-on all in this episode of the Ruby5!

Episode #478

From small releases of Rails 4, to Awesome Ruby, to ActiveSupport's MessageEncryptor, to BHF, and Inch CI, Olivier and Gregg fourchette their way through the Ruby world.

Episode #477

Happy Birthday `Murica. Rails security, modular migrations and N+1 with custom Arel

Episode #476

Fast attributes, writing Ruby for YouTube with Yt, authorization with Pundit, image cropping for Active Admin, opting out of fragment caching in Rails 4, and Rails 4.1.2 & Rails 4.0.6 are released!

June 2014

Episode #475

Mongoid 4.0.0, a CHANGELOG rant, the Lotus web framework, help on Growing Rails Applications in Practice, the upcoming Keep Ruby Weird conference, ConfConf for safer configuration, and the demise of RubyForge.

Episode #474

Vic's Ember and Rails tutorial, gemoji, automatic exception googling, dev banners, Grand Central Dispatch, and an awesome laptop dev setup all in this episode of the Ruby5!

Episode #473

Nate and Gregg are back at it again, talking about a new release of Bundler, AREL, a new app with Ruby Shoes, attr_searchable, a passenger screencast, and SmartListing.

Episode #472

5 Reasons why you'll Love Swift and doing gooder with ruby

Episode #471

The Rails/Merb Merge in Retrospect, Opinionated Rails Application Templates with orats, Why Swift Will Never Replace RubyMotion, RubyMotion 3.0 Sneak Peek, Docker 1.0 and RubyConf Portugal taking place in October.

Episode #470

Rails and Sinatra learn to share, Code Climate make a case for Protocol Buffers, read up on HTTP API design, and dat science.

Episode #469

This week we talk about the brand new RSpec 3 and Git 2, but also how to use bower-rails instead of JavaScript gems, JSON responses with PostgreSQL, and the quirks of Ruby serialization & enumeration.

May 2014

Episode #468

Understanding the magic of routes in Rails, a simple rest-client, using PostGIS with Google Maps, setting up SSL with the latest toys, an examination of Rails vs. Sinatra, and how to get your developers blogging all in this episode of the Ruby5!

Episode #467

Some new stuff(Rspec3 rc1, ActiveJob), some cool stuff(Devise-two-factor, Camcorder), and some educational stuff (Teaching kids of Pis, Weirich on Exceptions) in this RubyLoco-powered edition of Ruby5!

Episode #466

Unexpected new Ruby, plenty of SMTP, Discovery Tests and their mocks, heroes building ROM, Windows longing for ExecJS, Napybaras, and dangerous :nodocs: this week on Ruby5.

Episode #465

A rich text editor that isn't awful, over one thousand free programming books, handle email subscriptions and track emails sent, super easy email unsubscribe, and a cheatsheet for OAuth exploits.

Episode #464

In this episode we talk about new Ruby releases for versions 2.1.2 and 2.0.0-p48, Jekyll 2.0, Ruby core team disputing a CVE report, How Batched Queries work in Rails and FiniteMachine.

Episode #463

Untangline spaghetti code, opening the Atom source, better presenters with DumbDelegator, managing your OS X setup with osxc, an intro to Rails view caching, and the Eldritch async DSL all in this episode of the Ruby5!

Episode #462

Good news from the Ruby Core meeting, TDD debates galore, AdequateRecord, and some surprisingly uneventful code ping pong this week.

Episode #461

Test-induced design damage, Frocking the console, Advanced Rake and Mutation Testing

April 2014

Episode #460

Configuring variants with Various, what to learn with What's Next, fixing Celluloid with RailsReloader, improving communication with Capistrano Team Notifications, integrating AngularJS with Rails, and getting more from Postgres with PG Power.

Episode #459

A web interface for letter_opener, getting right at your data, observers in mongoid 4, an interview with DHH, parsing out social network user ids, and the Ruby Hero Awards all in this episode of the Ruby5!

Episode #458

This week we cover Searchlight's 3.0, dumping code in models, this week in Rails commits, Whiny Validations, Bootstrap 3 support for Simple Form, and how to be an open source gardener.

Episode #457

URL parsing with Rippersnapper, awesome APIs with Pliny, thread-safe utilities from Charles Nutter, a revival of the invoicing gem, info about recursion and memoization, querying git with gitql, and refactoring bad controllers all in this episode of the Ruby5 podcast!

Episode #456

In this episode we cover the results of the Cloudflare Heartbleed challenge, tracking trends in the Ruby community with the Ruby Survey, Rails 4.1 ActiveRecord enums, iStats for CPU temperature on OS X and some Insanely Useful ActiveAdmin Customizations.

Episode #455

The internet is heartbleeding plus exciting rails 4.1 features. With special guest Nathan Hessler.

Episode #454

On today's episode: Rails 4 PostgreSQL integration, tips for hiring great software engineers, Ruby Love, what your conference proposal is missing, crafting a conference talk, an introduction to JSON schemas, Build a Ruby Gem, and Surviving APIs with Rails

Episode #453 – April 4th, 2014

On today's episode, PDF generation options, some Ruby 2.1 garbage collection "discussion", CDN performance, an edge Rails treat, and a new book from Thoughtbot. Also, your intrepid hosts take their final bow.

March 2014

Episode #452

Supersonic API stubbing with Mock5, visit tracking in your app with Ahoy, lexical analysis with lexeme, Rails 4.1.0 RC2, code ping pong with DHH, and 12 small ruby web frameworks all in this episode of the Ruby5!

Episode #451

Aimee and Carlos talk about Postgres & jsonb, Cucumber JVM, Rails remote factories, and deploying to OpenShift on today's episode of Ruby5.

Episode #450– March 21st, 2014

Ruby Tricks, Prawn Release, How the Bundler API works

Episode #449– March 18th, 2014

Business time features, Rails is half your app, Rake rule tasks, Polymorphism, Hash Selectors and Rails 4.0.4 released all on today's Ruby 5.

Episode #448 – March 14th, 2014

Today, learn about the Circuit Breaker pattern from Martin Fowler, some Cucumber best practices, speedier specs, and the railroady gem.

Episode #447 – March 11th, 2014

Google's Summer of Code, Test-Driven Rails Part 2, putting the Can in CanCan, building your first Ruby gem, and a Ruby Heroes reminder.

Episode #446

Running your own CI with Drone and Docker, building web-based RubyMotion apps with Under OS, funding for the Hello Ruby book, operating costs, Rails 4 assets on Heroku, and turning your text on its head with flippit all in this episode of the Ruby5.

Episode #445 – March 4th, 2014

It's pattern-mania this week with: interactors, adapters and components-based architectures. Omniref allows us to take a step back to look at dependencies between popular Ruby libraries and we learn about RubyMotion gotchas for Rails developers.

February 2014

Episode #444 – February 28th, 2014

ActiveRecord Heatmaps, Atom Editor, Ruby Gotchas and Ruby Tempfiles. Guest hosts Karle Durante and Ken Collins

Episode #443 – February 25th, 2014

In this episode we cover new Rubies and rSpec, Ruby’s Demise, AdequateRecord, and a Ruby Heroes reminder.

Episode #442 – February 21st, 2014

We will miss you Jim Weirich.

Episode #441

In this episode we cover mruby 1.0, Hound CI, ActiveIntegration, Rails Flash Partials, Inch, Inheritable Aliases, and a big Rails for Zombies update. Put down your brains and your entrails.

Episode #440 – February 14th, 2014

PostgreSQL! Such wow! Much gitsh! Ask Ruby, maybe not? R u an activity feed? Hakiri amaze on the Doge 5!

Episode #439

In this episode we cover Structuring Sinatrap Apps, REST clients with ActiveRestClient, supporting 12-Factor App with ENV_BANG using Foreman to manage services and a new DSL for creating objects with MooseX.

Episode #438

We learn about Recursion a list of deprecated stuff in Ruby and the value of Rails worst practices

Episode #437

Token Based Authentication, Recommundle, git_pretty_accept, PStore, Practicing Ruby, and RailsBricks 2 all in this episode of the Ruby5!

January 2014

Episode #436

Weekly Elixir news, control your AR Drone with Argus, use STI with an hstore, learning about Rails validators, sparklines in Ruby, and readme searching with HandCooler all in this episode of the Ruby5!

Episode #435

We destroy Rake with Thor, sit back for a Mina to go over Lite Config, hit some Rubygem Development Tips, and share a Weekly dose of Vim on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #434

Command line fuzzy finding, workers in go, consolidating your docsites, interviewing front-end developers, tracking upcoming ruby conferences, and a long-awaited update to PhantomJS all in this episode of the Ruby5!

Episode #433

ActiveSupport Notifications, RailsBricks, DotEnv, Builder, Decorator, Chain of Responsibility, and null object patterns

Episode #432

We Brag about our Backend, shed some Light on Test Driven Rails, avoid the DBeater, pout over Ruby 1.9's end of life on this HAIKU edition of Ruby5.

Episode #431

Another Ruby5! Analyze your githubs with AccessList and hammerspace enumerable into submission using Sneakers.

Episode #430

Test Driving a JSON API in Rails, Jubilee for Vert.x, Exception#cause, Hulse, Caching an API

Episode #429

Writing a Ruby compiler, the Omega universe simulator, RubyGems 2.2.0, debugging with HTTP clients, detecting similarities in images, and the Lotus web framework all in this episode of the Ruby5!

December 2013

Episode #428

Today only! Some Rails 4.1 tidbits, dependency injection drama, a Rails engine for the Dashing framework, and some free tapas from Avdi.

Episode #427, Rails Database Info, Callbacks Extraction, Shutterbug, A Deeper Look at Ruby’s Enumerable, Prawn 0.13.0

Episode #426

thoughtbot open source issues now on Stack Overflow, verifying doubles in RSpec 3, interactive mockups with Stagehand, bundler is stayin' alive (for the time being), and updates to the roar gem all in this episode of the Ruby5!

Episode #425

ActionParameter, Purgatory, Promise.rb, Sharing Rails sessions, JRuby 1.7.9

Episode #424

What does Spring have to do with Rails 4.1, Rails security news, a few cool tips like pundit, pry rescue and RASK, good advice for upgrading to capistrano 3, and the plan to sunset bundler all in this RubyLoco-powered Ruby5.

Episode #423 – December 3rd, 2013

This week we watch, lint, memoize, error handle, say hello to and write more idiomatic Ruby.

November 2013

Episode #422 – November 26th, 2013

Ruby fixes a heap overflow, Rack::Attack protects your app from abusive clients, a proposal for changing Rails Session Storage, learn about Rake File Tasks and Demystify the Ruby GC.

Episode #421 – November 22nd, 2013

In this episode, automatic length validations for your ActiveRecord models, Angular.js vs Ember.js, the Ionic framework, Watson for inline issue tracking and faking it with remote services.

Episode #420

PostgreSQL lands on Amazon RDS, using chruby and ruby-install over RVM and rbenv, a free shopping cart Rails app, integrating Quickbooks with Rails 4, Mixpanel with Ruby, and Ruby Under a Microscope.

Episode #419

Keep track of your consoles with marco-polo, get a head start on sass with Bitters, smaller payloads with Rack::Deflater, Heroku open-sources its authentication, Heroku Postgres 2.0, and the MotionInMotion screencasts all in this episode of the Ruby5!j

Episode #418 – November 9th, 2013

Live from RubyConf Miami Beach 2013

Episode #417 – November 5th, 2013

Rails 4.0.1, Keeping your yaml clean, Invoker, DevOps, Angular Rails, and Rumble Winners all on today's Ruby5!

Episode #416 – November 1st, 2013

Tear down the Rumble, fear Backbone and Angular, a dark statesman will arise and table_print pronto! It's a darker edition of the Ruby 5.

October 2013

Episode #415

FFI is over, TryTo customize errors, DevOps for devs, Tips for the Asset Pipeline, Ruby Constant Resolution, How to setup EMACS for Ruby dev on OS X.

Episode #414

Better delegation with the casting gem, autoprefixer for the Rails asset pipeline, a different approach to accessors with ivar_encapsulation, Google Translate in your terminal, and developing Ruby on Mavericks all in this episode of the Ruby5!

Episode #413

This week: new Rails releases, upgrading to Rails 4 open-sourced, migrant attributes, a look at evolution of the distributed Travis architecture, and how GitHub models their app's user sessions.

Episode #412

RubinusX, details on a rewrite of ActiveModel::Serializers, using docker to parallelize your tests, cleaning up your use of Rails.env, and several other fun tidbits on this episode of Ruby5

Episode #411

Ruby refactorings, generate PDFs with Shrimp, speed up your Travis, infographic on the Ruby Stack and secure your Cookies.

Episode #410

Today only! Some feature testing tips, a tour through all things random with Ruby, Capistrano and Wicked get some updates, reactive_record, and your fairy godmother Ruby pays a visit to tell you all about Heroku support for Websockets.

Episode #409

One day, two rubies with Rubinius 2.0 and JRuby 1.7.5. MRI 2.1 vs Rubinius 2.0 benchmark, Virtus 1.0, Capistrano woes, and help Ruby on Sails.

Episode #408

Better layouts with Nestive, a Ruby port of the Resty tool, more extensible exception handling with rescue_from, flexible bindings for IRB, compliance with Sandi's rules of Ruby, and Faye 1.0 all in this episode of the Ruby5!

Episode #407

Aimee and Gregg do Ruby5 together for the first time, covering Ruby 2.1, pairing with tmux, closures, gem config, executable web apps, a simple git branching model, and CI with sphero.


Episode #406

Well, better late than never! The podcast was recorded, but the lack of bandwidth at a campsite delayed the publication. Still, we have interesting news on a/b testing tools, encryption with Snowden, poking fun at Canada, and other news in this RubyLoco-powered Ruby5.

Episode #405

Ruby 2.1.0 preview1, Rails Console on the Browser, Splatting in Iterators, Unix Preprocessing, Cucumber and Global Rake Tasks all on today's Ruby5!

Episode #404

Today only! Make your shell explain itself, tweaking (not twerking) your MRI GC settings, gsub with blocks, rconsole and something about pirates!

Episode #403

We set the Collect the Garbage, setup the Environment, and lay down some Expressions about Onebox and Shortcodes on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #402

Ruboto IRB on your android, the RailsCasts hiatus, living the polyglot lifestyle, RubyGems 2.1.1, tips on managing the Rails load path, using Yokozuna, and playing games on the ruby2600 all in this episode of Ruby5!

Episode #401

Kochiku runs your long test suites, Scaling Rails at Envato, Passenger on Heroku, Ruby Off Rails, PostgreSQL 9.3, Seeing Is Believing

Episode #400!

wow, 400 episodes! Today we talk about a few gems like StringMaster, LocalJob, and Peddler, avoiding the wait for your Travis email, Outpost, and whats new with Jekyll in this RubyLoco-powered Ruby5.

August 2013

Episode #399

Get your Rails 4 cheat on, let Avdi Grimm boost your confidence, spend less time on bundle install, learn some simple GIS tricks, and sing along about the nano framework that never sleeps.

Episode #398

We get Under the Hood with Rack Zippy and check out some Basic Security with Artoo, all in just a Minuteman on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #397

Create your own identicons, lita the Ruby chatbot, writing common table expressions, the top 10 sites built on Rails, how to implement the observer pattern from scratch, and managing your environment config with figaro all in this episode of Ruby5!

Episode #396

Rails 4.1 feature call, Bundler local paths, multi-table full text search in Postgres, handy predicates, strong parameters by example, merged docs for Ruby 2.0 & Rails 4.0 and Rails API testing best practices.

Episode #395

What the duck is going on? A lot of C programming on on Ruby5? Having fun fiddling around and looking at the clouds.

Episode #394

Index attachments on Elasticsearch, Refinery 2.1 released, Conditionals Aren't Evil, Disable Postfix on OS X, validate with Mutations and take snapshots of your commit faces with LOLCOMMITS.

Episode #393

In today's episode, learn about the initializing and, get responsible with your refactoring, simplify your regular expression creation, get skeuomorphic with your credit card forms and so much more! Actually, just one more thing: two-factor authentication done easy. Now there's no more!

Episode #392

Reparing BREACH in Rails, Using state_machine with Authority, AR-JDBC 1.3 RC, developing with UltraHook, Running specs from Vim and using emojis on your RSpec output

Episode #391

Improve your vim knowledge with VimGenius, automated testing with screenshots, crack open PSDs, direct access with NSA Panel, markdown email generation, and better learning with all in this episode of Ruby5!

July 2013

Episode #390

We'll Inherit from N+1 Ruby Core Classes, become a Ruby Warrior, find the princess, and win the RubyPrize with just a dash of Flynn on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #389

On today's episode La Conf, Base16-Builder, Practicing Ruby, Shoes 4 and Gutentag

Episode #388

On today's episode licensing your rubies, custom subdomains, development workflows, and rails girls.

Episode #387

WAT! On today's episode, some Heroku tips, Sass in your browser, A/B testing help, and some wisdom on uniqueness constraints. WAT! WAT!

Episode #386

This week we centralize deploys with Pulsar, decouple with Datamappify, SMTP with Mmailer, tag with Gutentag, plan for RSpec 3, undo with destroyed_at, and do Testing on Tuesdays.

Episode #385

RSpec 2.14, Rails security course, Heroku Pipelines, more reliable stubs with bogus, making OS X menu apps with Drink Menu, and testing your vim plugins all in this episode of Ruby5!

Episode #384

Decluttering lib, Puma vs. Passenger, Exception Notification 4.0, Ettu and ETags, Octopus 0.6.0, The self-pipe trick

Episode #383

One Liner Webservers, Controller Suggestions, Contracted Mocks, Building a Mocking Library, Rails 4 gem readiness, and Open Source Mappings all on this episode of Ruby5.

June 2013

Episode #382

New Rubies! New Rails! New opportunities to brandish your cutlass with your Ruby friends before RubyConf! Take to the high seas and write a gem to combat seasickness. This ain't yo mama's Ruby5.

Episode #381

chruby, UNIXServer, pry-debugger, screencast nirvana, Pull Request Roulette, and Ruby core committers, all on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #380

Develop your fat-client JS apps with lineman, learn Elixir with PeepCode, Github's Repository Next, benchmarking ruby, motion-accessibility, and when projects disappear all in this episode of Ruby5!

Episode #379

It's Rails day as Heroku moves to Ruby 2.0, Rails 2.3's life is lingering, we build Awesome APIs, visit removing Views, cut back on Callbacks, expand our Environments, and tackle Changed Tests on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #378

Rails 4.0 rc2, Understanding the GIL, Font Awesome Rails, String Inquirer, and gist dep are all featured in this RubyLoco powered Ruby5

Episode #377

RubyGems paranoia, unexpected chained scopes in Rails 4, Rubberband flamethrowers, Stripe with Rails, and efficient Git pairing.

Episode #376

Interact with GitHub through Octokit, choosing a European payment gateway, importing and exporting databases with DbSync, pluck values from your tables, using ember-auth with Rails 3 and Authlogic, and field-level access control with Protector all in this episode of Ruby5!

Episode #375

Wiselinks ... Code Smells ... Step by Step Rails ... Wrapping a C library in Ruby ... rack-showme ... ORUCO Streaming

May 2013

Episode #374

RSpec's New Message Expectation Syntax ... Version Cake ... Login with Amazon ... Sass style guide ... Sass Namespaces ... "Naught" and nice

Episode #373

Confreaks releases all the RailsConf videos, Yehuda extends browsers, JetRockets releases Attrio, and RubyLearning offers a pay-what-you-like training on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #372

An Intervention for ActiveRecord, Using Gems in RubyMtion, GemConfig, using Nested Attributes with BackBone, Lyricfy (sorry - Chris made me sing!), and a shoutout to Josh Kemp in this RubyLoco-Powered episode of Ruby5.

Episode #371

Easier rules for class structure, ProMotion for RubyMotion, JSON APIs in Rails 4, concurrency with Futuroscope, ActiveRecord help via Searchlight, and internationalization with haml-i18n-extractor.

Episode #370

Today's episode covers a major release for minitest, some JSON standards work, a tutorial on tagging with ActiveRecord and Postgres (plus an arduino to trigger the spray paint can), a RubyMotion tutorial and a little thing called CoVim that will blow your mind.

Episode #369

From multi to native json, JoyBox hits 1.0, ContextValidations and FormObjects, teaching kids at KidsCodeCamp, Plataformatec gems, tab navigation with Tabulous 2 and Git Real 2 online course.

Episode #368

Manage access via GitHub organizations, RubyMotion 2.0, Sidekiq Pro 1.0, deprecating `::`, under the hood of Ruby's method dispatch, and the reform gem all in this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #367

We Adequackly cover RailsConf and free Rails 4 videos, Phusion Passenger 4.0.1, a Better STI approach, logging your Mail, and setting up a Rails 4 Server, all while releasing the Jekyll on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #366

News from RailsConf, Rails 4.0rc1, and our usual selection of interesting gems and articles from the Ruby Community.

April 2013

Episode #365

Another Ruby5! This episode Avdi Mocks, Your notifications batched, Triggerino, RVM 2.0, Nunemaker in your app, Amanda blogs!

Episode #364

Heroku guides you into the future, Chris McCord syncs you up, Ruby controls the universe, and everybody's doing everything at Railsconf.

Episode #363

Profile your Ruby 2 apps with DTrace, better analytics with Keen, learn about gem development, actually verify your app health with pinglish, better steps for data processing with linepipe, and getting started with TDD all in this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #362

Feel the Motion of the Summer, Linking your Lists to module_functions. When a Hobbit caches your method, that's when you Work with Ruby Threads to the rescue.

Episode #361

Bitcoin mania, amplify your pair programming, we replaced your normal web browser with decaf... lets see if they notice, multiblock, sponges, a visit to our studios from Robocop, dealing with your inheritance chain with prepend, and more with this #rubyloco-powered Ruby5. This script may or may not have involved the proper use of prescription pain medications.

Episode #360

We get a Big Ruby Tracking System, try to Cache the Hulk while sprinkling him with Gemsets, and cover some Useful Tricks in TheComments on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #359

Today's red-hot episode wraps up with Flame Graphs but before you can learn about that, you must endure stories about PostgreSQL vulnerabilities, Rails insecurities (yawn), cache busting, backend frameworks for iOS, and a sweet new Vim plugin.

Episode #358

Signed forms, Single Table Inheritance, Sinatra assets and more, all on this episode of Ruby 5.

March 2013

Episode #357

Create your indexes concurently with Rails 4, Exceptional joins the Rackspace family, Vagrant abandons rubygems, mobile is just another view into your app, Igata is open sourced, and a fancy teacup for your RubyMotion views all in this episode of Ruby5!

Episode #356

This week we have Rails 4 undead cowboys, security updates, custom IRBs, local pull requests, reasons to use Ruby, ways to optimize it and read its documentation, and a couple of great conferences.

Episode #355

Searching your gem code, customizing your IRB, dealing with flashes and sessions on a mixed-version load balanced rails upgrade, RTanque, 3.2.13 performance regressions, Chart.js, and other goodness on this edition of Ruby5

Episode #354

Get some Inadequate Guids to Ruby and Rails Security, take a dip in the XPool, and turn Ruby into JavaScript on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #353

Validate password entropy with StrongPassword gem / easy browser tests with Page Object Pattern and SitePrism gem / RubyGems 2.0.3 released / Visualizing Memory Leaks / Tracking a Memory Leak blog post / Rails status bar via Glimpse gem

Episode #352

This week Carlos and Gregg talk about Inspecting Rails 4 with Ruby 2.0, SourceMaps, Yard-tomdoc, Signed ruby gems, CSSSplitter gem, Ruby for libwebp, and we give the last call for Ruby Heroes.

Episode #351

tpope churns out plugins for heroku and rbenv, Rails 4 pulls support for things you wish you never used, redacting your strings, and improving your use of ActiveRecord all in this epsode of Ruby5!

Episode #350

This week we talk about a brand new Bundler, signed RubyGems, CoffeeScript source maps, Posgres Tips, code typos and learning programming as an apprentice.

Episode #349

New versions of all the things! Docs, clearing up maintenance plans, and as usual, a smattering of useful ruby tools (singleton_process, flight, gridhook, and assorted blog entries) in this RubyLoco-powered edition of Ruby5.

February 2013

Episode #348 – February 26, 2013

Ruby 2.0! 2.0!! Also, RubyInstaller has been updated to include Ruby 2.0!!! Refinements are in Ruby 2.0!!!! Artoo, RubyFriendsCamera, and Cached Counts Gem are not in Ruby 2.0 but they are in this episode of Ruby5!!!!!

Episode #347

Another Exciting! SQL Injection! Decoding Cookies! Typehead! Media Queries! Incoming! Git rebase considered awesome! Ruby5!

Episode #346

We get Concerned with the Discourse, get Secure some MoSQL, and bring Foreign Functions to Capistrano on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #345

Haml 4.0, why Thunderbolt doesn't use Rails templates, easier Heroku deployments with Paratrooper, shell script testing, yaml exploits, auditing your bundle, and behind the scenes on the RobyMotion Basecamp app all in this episode of Ruby5!

Episode #344

Gregg & Aimee kick off this week with Rails security issues, intro to State Machine, stabby lambda, heat maps, sucker punch, immutable tree structures, and finally we announce the Ruby Hero Awards.

Episode #343

You got your Python in my Ruby! RMagick news, linotype, a U.S. State font, mail_room, Code Triage, Party Foul, and the voice stylings of your #rubyloco compatriots on this edition of Ruby5

Episode #342

This episode is all about keeping your valuable gems under lock and key: gem signing, gem stockpiling, gem exploits! Also (and less thematic, but not less important) we have Homebrew testing, receiving e-mail with your app, and rails style guides.

Episode #341

Hold on to your butts! RubyGems got pwned. What else is going on this half of this week? Well, a new way to interrogate your arrays, some wise words about random numbers in Ruby, a multi-line memoization technique, asynchronous requests with Thin, and oh, by the way, your CSS is garbage.

January 2013

Episode #340

Devise security, secure cookie security, JSON Parser security.. do you see a theme? Then there's Mutant, Von, Garelic, Dossier, Split, Inkwell, Social Stream, Faster Rails, and Rails resources.

Episode #339

PartyFoul gem opens GitHub issues for Rails exceptions … GitHub code search improvements … Curly template language … Rails path matching with JavaScript … Twitter’s SecureHeaders gems … Custom RSpec example groups … punch and pie.

Episode #338

Stretch your ElasticSearch, Profile your Ruby Threads, Sort your Nested Trees, Ruby in JavaScript, SoundCloud from Terminal while graphing your Hubtime.

Episode #337

Ruby updates, testing your security with metasploit, Her, a RubyMotion tutorial, how ActiveRecord saves, Ember + RailsAPI = awesome, Spree news, and git_statistics in this RubyLoco edition of Ruby5.

Episode #336

The one in which we learn how to write a JSON parser in Ruby, process jobs in tests, get our apps ready for Rails 4, ignore files globally (as well as secret_token.rb), take a look at Ruby 2.0, and get our hands on the redis-sentinel gem.

Episode #335

Rails security is getting better all the time, CanBe better than STI, super fast Ruby execution with RubyFlux, no more yaml, dismissible info messages, and better presenters with resubject all in this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #334

Back into the swing of things we discuss Ruby 2.0.0-rc1, dismissible helpers, the engine yard awards, speeding up travis build time, binstubs, hacker term, rails panel, and the sd ruby podcast.

Episode #333

Better hstores with Surus, get browser details, Rails SQL injection vulnerability, pictures of capybaras, Ruby upgrade woes, marking all the benches, bye-bye queueing.

December 2012

Episode #332

Concerns about DCI? Grab a teabag and Tries, and JWalk with Ruby on Android, it's the end of the world edition of Ruby5!

Episode #331

Netzke gets an update, Remarkable HTML5 form helpers, JRuby on Heroku, using Environment Variables, Ruby Symbols, and Smalltalk are all on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #330

Refactor it! Better Rails partial caching, the latest and greatest Heroku Postgres, the background on services, way better errors, jquery remember state, and your ticket to Belgium.

Episode #329

This week we talk about a slew of new things coming in Rails 4, link_to_action and better_errors.

Episode #328

NewRelic Security Path, the kerfuffle over refinements, recurring payments with paypal, Chordy, cool mysql queries, world_db, the 12 gems of Christmas and more in this RubyLoco powered Ruby5.

Episode #327

Observe the Encrypted Sweepers while tracking events and touring MRI as we countdown to Rails 4.

November 2012

Episode #326

Walk the Unix Way and check in on RubyGems with free high volume hosting! Hosting made easier with Elastic Beanstalk but the Monkey Patch is dead? Long live RSpec! FNORD

Episode #325

The Tar Pits of Ruby Research, Random Asynchronous Latency, and Pre-Flight Shenanigans are all on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #324

Crowd-funded door locks, cloud-hosted spreadsheets, fast key-value storage, faster tests, and lots of concurrency on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #323

Despite Dave's raspy voice sounding like one of Marge Simpson's sisters, the show must go on! In the episode we cover speeding up your rails tests, a compilation of Rails 4 news, a way to win 1 million yen, request recorder, Chrome dev tools, and much much more.

Episode #322

Ruby 1.9.3 gets an update, Rails bumps to 3.2.9, and we Stack up the RubyConf 2012 videos for the Benefit of the Future You on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #321

Today's Ruby5 goes BOOM! with some great advice from Joe Ferris on testing Javascript and not getting carried away with RSpec's DSL. Evan Light shows us the pitfalls of accepts_nested_attributes_for, some fat model refactoring, and more, more! MORE!

Episode #320

Ruby 2.0.0-preview1is out and available on RVM, rbenv and Heroku, Rubinius 2.0-rc1, a new Ruby shootout is out, Sandy powers open source, and local environment variables are demystified.

Episode #319

All about mocks, the end of ActiveRecord::Model, exceptionally handsome dashboards, getting Neat with Bourbon and SASS, hacking through the hurricane, cache digests, putting your gems in box, and Rake 10.0 in this episode of Ruby5.

October 2012

Episode #318

Passenger 4 beta, new Rails 4 features, some great Ruby learning resources and more!

Episode #317

A bunch of big project releases this week from JRuby, Redis, Git, and more. We also point you to a few useful gems like Sassquatch and Literate Randomizer, look at a teardown of the Rumble projects, and show you how your website can be a proud hipster on this edition of Ruby5.

Episode #316

We talk about the RubyGems downtime and its dependency API, Rails Rumble winners, versioning your Ruby objects, and take a skeptical look at Turbolinks.

Episode #315

Today's Ruby5 brings you joy in the form of six expertly crafted stories about a new Ruby patch release, some mobile development how-to's, tips on healthy Rails projects and better specs, how to share staging like a grown-up, and a tour of Rails 4 features.

Episode #314

We Naturally Express how Easy FAQs can be, create a Failover Pipeline to the 2012 Rails Rumble, and generally have a Backtastic time on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #313

Beautify your table-building code with table_cloth, comb over your CSS, attend the Brewster OSS launch party, nestle in with nestling, meet the Weasel Diesel and its friend Sinatra, and please start using zsh in this episode of Ruby5!

Episode #312

This week we look at keyword arguments in Ruby 2.0, scaling multiple workers with Workless, testing all the browsers with Terminus, simple attachments with Attachinary, and we peek at the Rails 4 release notes.

Episode #311

The Rails Rumble is on, SHA-3 is chosen, Heroku is moving out of Aspen, Rails 4 features in your Rails 3 app, caring about your code quality, and several other tidbits in this edition of Ruby5.

Episode #310

In this episode we discuss NoPassword, RVM 1.16, Letters.rb, Chili, CIBox, and speeding up your JSON.


Episode #309

Validate associated active model objects, permit your web services, pitch your tent with tentd, improve your js even more with JSHint, powerful multi-tenant handling, turbolinks, and Rails Rumble registration in this episode of Ruby5!

Episode #308

We Raise Hell with RubyMotion, get the RailsDiff between Brakeman and code_analyzer, and syphon off some Nitron on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #307

Yell 1.0.0 ... Complex Has Many Associations with ActiveRecord ... A fireside chat about optional parentheses ... ... From Lisp to Ruby ... StrongParameters

Episode #306

This week we're serving up Passbook, Tokaido UI Preview, Geofencing, oembed, linear regression, all with a side of version cake.

Episode #305

Time to upgrade your high voltage, simpleform 2.1, new features in postgres, 5 mistakes newbies make, foundationdb - the ACID NoSQL, mind your baseline, and an editorial on isolating code by thinking 'open source'.

Episode #304

In this episode we blow your mind with xiki, learn about & protected, deploy with Mina, scale with pragmatic concurrency, and finally learn about open source voter registration.

Episode #303

The Amazing Set ... Asset Pipeline and CoffeeScript ... Chainsaw Gem ... Random Ruby Tricks: ... Bourbon Neat ... Bundler 1.2

August 2012

Episode #302

Track your website's speed over time with HARs, upgrade your Capybaras, new and improved resque, cleaning up your old files with maid, a tour of Basecamp Next with DHH, and learn how to author JRuby gems all on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #301

In today's episode we cover api_matchers, D'anthes, dj_mon, how not to fear the class, and the new Ruby Bits course from Code School.

Episode #300

Episode #300! Woohoo! Bootstrap 2.1, SASS 3.2, a chrome plugin for working with SASS, the git-process gem, a great story on dealing with a long-running rails project, tharting wifi restrictions on public networks, and an informative article on DCI and Ruby 2.0 refinements make this edition a keeper.

Episode #299

At the University of Reddit, we learn some Latinum, get Flashed by StackTracy, and avoid the Horde on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #298

Goliath learns from Giant Robots to Delegate the Rails Survey by thinking out of the Rails Box

Episode #297

The real Rails 3.2.8 gets started with rails_apps_composer, we Lose and then Find how to do Ruby Bitwise operations, and then we light it all on fire on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #296

Alias your way to improved shell productivity, keep track of your jQuery versions, learn about modules, open source textmate, and faster startups with zeus.

Episode #295

This episode marks the 3 year anniversary of Ruby5, thank you all for listening. Today we cover api_taster, overriding instance method with module, more Rails 4 live streaming, event tracking, checker gem, and legacy systems.

Episode #294

Updates to Rails and Passenger, a rules engine, making cool progress bars on the command-line, and 3 useful little Javascript doodads.

July 2012

Episode #293

We master space and time this week (discussing a book of the same name), deep dive with ActiveRecord which loves blocks, live stream with Rails 4.0, and discuss Team Dashboard, respond_to_missing?, Synack, and Try iOS.

Episode #292

New Rails, how to ride a mountain lion (grrrr), tell don't ask, enums get classy, kickstarting your backend from a CoreData model, and the awesome TodoMVC.

Episode #291

We talk about Sublime editing, implicit gemsets with Bundler & rbenv, really secure HTTPS with HSTS headers, easy graph output with Graphene and Rubies in Gemfiles thanks to Heroku's new Bundler 1.2.0-RC compatible Ruby buildpack.

Episode #290

Three great blog entries about grooming your development environment, The Role, Hamster, and more with co-host Dave Bock and special guest host Ryan McGeary of 'Let Me Google That for You' fame. The closing song would have made a lot more sense if our story on the javascript library 'mousetrap' hadn't been cut for space...

Episode #289

Ruby 1.9.3 with Clang, Clear Eyes gem, Advanced Caching tutorial update, Axlsx for creating Excel Spreadsheets, and MiniProfiler Ruby Edition

Episode #288

CodeClimate for open source projects, testing JSON APIs, faster asset precompilation, pruning your branches, retinafying your images, and riding the hovercraft in this episode of Ruby5!

Episode #287

The State of the Ruby stack, neater Dotfiles, ActiveRelation merge, ways to learn RubyMotion, custom flash types, and Asynchronicity.

Episode #286

In today's episode, Ruby 1.8.7 gets a final bit of love, a text editor poll, stubbing your constants, performing sorcery on your images, the Twitter gem goes 3.0 and Protocolist.

Episode #285

We scope out our scopes with Periscope, Ruby Open Source Challenge calls on contributors to improve Active Admin, we clean up our seeds mess with Seedbank & Seed Fu, learn some Factory Girl tricks, and let everyone participate in our I18n efforts.

June 2012

Episode #284

Learn about oauth, the Greener Ruby Test Challenge, an open source IRC gateway, better file attachments, R18n, and the new asynchronous ActionMailer.

Episode #283

Better late than never, June 22nd's episode is live, featuring stories about gems, blog entries, and even the occasional Javascript cat-face-recognition tool.

Episode #282

We're going to Portalign - that is to say Rethink - our Expectations of Web Service Development while we Freeze in front of a Greenscreen on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #281

Tribune Company open sources eight gems … New “Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots” podcast from thoughtbot … Grocer: another APNS gem … BubbleWrap: Cocoa wrappers and helpers for RubyMotion … Early access to “Confident Ruby” e-book … 25 things you need to know about Backbone and Rails

Episode #280

Don't get LeakedIn, secure your routes, use your Savon, catch a Tokaido, put your models in a Display Case, and join the Ruby Study Hall.

Episode #279

Fabrication goes 2.0, Ruby is faster than other dynamic languages, make rounded corners with RubyMotion, The dRuby Book, and rubygems-tasks on this episode of Ruby5!

Episode #278

Ruby on Rails has Scheduled a Food Fight Motion. And, with the help of their Sidekiq, they'll Survey the damage made by Installing Utils on OS X. It's all on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #277

A recap of a couple of fun 'you got your music in my ruby' tools, a few gem updates, and a few useful gems to add to your toolbox on this edition of Ruby5. We recorded before the announcement, but its worth noting that Rails 3.2.5 was released last night.

May 2012

Episode #276

We put our Claws on AWS, resuscitate Resque workers, make Little Classes out of Big Ones while Cedar goes GA, Dokuen gives you your own little Heroku and your Ruby Talks creepy to you.

Episode #275

The Objectify framework, use rake everywhere, big news from JRuby, some Rails console tips, Jasmine testing knowledge and finally, never get lost again thanks to Sextant.

Episode #274

Dimension your Rails under a microscope, Open the struct2 for ActiveRecord reputation, and assign values to a figleaf.

Episode #273

Devise 2.1, running your uncommitted rspecs, feeling dirty with soap, grabbing data out of Google spreadsheets, and more in this edition of Ruby5

Episode #272

We look at easier schema-less hstore on Postgres, Ruby versions in your Gemfile, and Skype in your app. We learn how to DRY better, build a Gem from scratch, build a book without scratching yourself and how to binge on Code School for free.

Episode #271

Bootstrapping young JS framework released, poppin BubbleWrap, internationalizing with alchemy, mixins and refactoring, hanging out at Rpub, and a rack middleware for contact importing.

Episode #270

We Hook into Common Rails Mistakes, Process an Ox, drink some Oj, and watch RailsConf videos of a Monologue with Opee on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #269

Spree 1.1.0 e-commerce platform released … the “t” gem is command-line power tool for Twitter … the Focused Controller gem brings real OOP to Rails controllers … “10 Things You Didn’t Know Rails Could Do” talk by James Edward Gray II … “Legacy Concerns in Rails” blog post by Richard Schneeman … “ruby HTTP client performance shootout redux” blog post by Jonathan Rochkind … RubyMotion lets you use Ruby on iOS

Episode #268

This week the Pipeline still has its Dummies, Rails Behaviors push the unobtrusiveness, the post-RailsConf Issues hunt continues, Exhibits & Presenters help you to decorate, and the Signals pay attention to details. Meanwhile Rails 4 picks up pace, we talk to Santiago about Rails-API and all the secrets of RailsConf 2012 are revealed!

April 2012

Episode #267

RailsConf 2012 wrapup, Squeel 1.0, learning to read source code, reusing code with modules, mruby, and an updated Rails Tutorial.

Episode #266

A whole squad of Ruby5 hosts reports from RailsConf 2012 in Austin. We discuss the DHH keynote, Rails on Roombas, the fact that Confreaks is now filming all talks, progressive enhancement on mobile, sharing your appreciation to community contributors and the Ruby Hero Awards ceremony.

Episode #265

The Authority Gem, Monitoring Federal Election money, redis_failover, getting rid of bundle exec, redis props, and more in this pre-railsconf ruby5.

Episode #264

In this episode we discuss how to Backbone Views With Rails jQuery-ujs, Shared Mustache Templates for Rails 3, Rails Footnotes 3.7.7 released, Ruby MMO programming challenge, Ruby-plsql 0.5.0 released, and How to Use Bundler Instead of Rvm Gemsets

Episode #263

Adhearsion 2.0 released ... Eric Hodel's rdoc-spellcheck 1.0 released ... Dr. Nic's App Scrolls ... Dan Croak's "Decorators vs. Other Patterns" blog post ... Pat Shaughnessy's "Why You Should Be Excited About Garbage Collection in Ruby 2.0" blog post ... DHH's "Testing like the TSA" blog post.

Episode #262

Railcar tries to make setting up Rails easier before the Japanese bullet train zooms by, CoffeeConsole comes to our Web Inspectors, Konacha gives you serious JavaScript tests within Rails, Schnitzelpress makes blogging easier and faster, Proffer decouples your instance variables from your views and ruby-debug19 gets forked into a 1.9.3-compatible debugger.

Episode #261

Parallelism in Ruby, learn Ruby with Rubeque, Torque 2.0 released, Rack Cache and Memcache on Heroku, beautiful Github pages, and Github spring cleaning.

Episode #260

A new Rails 3.2.3 with safer defaults for mass assignments, a catalog to make sense of Heroku's millions of add-ons, a fast Puma webserver to chase the Unicorns and their Rainbows!, an Engage! gem to do just that with your customers, bundle outdated to save you from the update dance, and Christopher Walken singing the praises of Ruby on Rails while we ditch it for LOLCODE, because it haz scale.

March 2012

Episode #259

Yehuda rises to the call with RailsApp, touching your web pages with hammer, two different ckeditor asset gems, teeny finite state machines with micromachine, diffbench, curator, and Jruby in the Google Summer of Code.

Episode #258

Factory 3.0 says bye to Ruby 1.8 and Rails 2, heroku_san ensures you do your deploys right, Bullet 2.3.0 speeds up your queries, gambas inlines your PDF generation, RVM asks for a testing hand, and Jared Carroll shows how to test an external API.

Episode #257

RSpec 2.9.0 released … GitHub Ruby Styleguide … technoweenie’s blog post, “Ending the Mass Assignment Party” … Life Without Gemsets … Custom Bundler Groups … Avdi Grimm’s _Objects on Rails_ Book Available Free

Episode #256

In today's episode Ruby isn't Python, CopyCopter open source, Rack Retrospective, wisepdf, Rails DynamoDB, Speciny, and the Anatomy of Backbone.

Episode #255

Locally precompile assets, Enumerable::Lazy, rspec 2.0 RC, new ruby and rails doc site, decent exposure, DDD for Rails Devs, and a ruby wrapper for the ESPN API.

Episode #254

Compass 0.12 gets a speed boost as the Rocket Pants come out, we look at barebones models in Rails 4.0 with ActionPack, configuration with Constellation, faster docs contributions with docrails, and swift Ruby snippets sharing with RubyFiddle.

Episode #253

Closing out the github mass assignment issue, bundler 1.1, font-awesome, dust-assets, flexible searching with solr and sunspot, and a bunch o' news about writing api-only rails apps in this edition of Ruby5.

Episode #252

We start out this episode talking about the Github Rails drama from this weekend along with Yehuda's suggestion to fix the issue, MethodProfiler, Ariane, SimpleForm 2.0, and Versionist.

Episode #251

Wizard-ify Your Rails Controllers with Wicked … Edge Rails: PATCH is the new primary HTTP method for updates … The Great Ruby Shootout … Test/Spec/Mini … UnixUtils Gem … Ruby 1.9’s GOTO Statement

February 2012

Episode #250

In this episode we do the robo boogie all while discussing REE end of life, preparing your app for Rails 4 & Ruby 1.9, Ruby ORM Initialization slowness, Mutation, spell checking in View Tests, and the release of Rails Testing for Zombies.

Episode #249

Gem authoring, Humongous mongodb server tools, celluloid and reel, a hot new specjour, custom rails consoles, and a headless poltergeist in this episode of Ruby5!

Episode #248

See, what we have here is an Enumerization of the Virtus wherein Pelusa, the Deploy Doorkeeper, gets Kronk. It's on Ruby5... and pudding pops.

Episode #247

We've been tuning some parameters on the ArildBot 2000 and it sounds almost human in this episode.

Episode #246

It's Valentine's Day and on this episode we Deliver Newman to the Lion, while the Little Guys go on a Anonymous donation Spree for Travis CI!

Episode #245

This episode we bootstrap your forms, stop unwanted browsers, give you a new mailview, deploy with a buildpack, introduce activeattr, and do some ruby trick shots.

Episode #244

Mechanize gets a Highscore while his Sidekiq fumbles trying to Manage his Bootstraps on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #243

See who's in the office with snitch, generate api docs from your rspec suite, learn some cool vim tricks, improve your UI with bootstrap 2.0, and more in this episode of Ruby5!

January 2012

Episode #242

In 3.2.1, we Devise a way to run Ruby 1.9.2 on Heroku, by using a 30% Faster Kookaburra that we Resqued during a recent trip Cross-Country - it's all in this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #241

We weren't timely enough to get the news of the release of Rails 2.3.1, but we are still chock full of ruby news this week! The BitNami RailsStack installer, business_time, DCI education and commentary, Draper 1.1, theme-in-a-gem, Lisp in Ruby, wat, and Rails' Hidden Features in this feature-packed Ruby5.

Episode #240

Rails 3.2 has barely arrived that Rails Tutorial teleports from the future. Meanwhile we get a nifty console for Test Unit, and millions of links become Google buddies thanks to sitemap_generator.

Episode #239

Would-you-like-to-play-a-game? Global-thermo-tic-tac-toe? Yes! This week, the Minimax game AI algorithm, some Sinatra goodies and Factory Girl goes meta. We also talk about Hobson and a solid programming tip to boot.

Episode #238

This week we start out with the open source commenting app Juvia, Neo4J on Heroku, Lying tests, local Rails docs, Smelly Cucumbers, and finally it's time again for the Ruby Hero Awards.

Episode #237

Updated DataMapper roadmap, leveling up your TDD with tslime and turbux, serving up some haml, using RefineryCMS with Rails 3.1.3 and Heroku, and the Ronin release candidates

Episode #236

Diving under the covers of RSpec 2.8 with a quick look at Minitest, we KnockoutJS wearing our Pumas and run all the way to SpreeConf.

Episode #235

Rails 3.2 rc2, Rack 1.4, Delayed Job 3, Scrollarama, A home study course on Geo Rails, middleman, and 3 bookmarklets to enhance your mad web development skillz.

Episode #234

In the first episode of 2012 we learn about a DOS in Ruby 1.8.7, Ember.js for Rails 3.1, Rails is still cool, Graylog2, Decorator implementations, and lastly we learn why Nate still wears yellow underwear like Hulk Hogan.js

December 2011

Episode #233

Rails 3.2 RC1 is out … RailsConf 2012 is in Austin … GitHub open sources Janky continuous integration … “Three Metaprogramming Best Practices” blog post … “Write Better Cukes With the Rel Attribute” blog post … “Three Tips to Improve the Performance of Your Test Suite” blog post

Episode #232

Presto! We go to Kathmandu to Track some elusive Spatial Data Formats with Cookies, head back to the States to meet Jenkins, and slowly stagger back while trying to pronounce Vendorer on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #231

Untested code with Gary Bernhardt, gherkin with turnip, slanger, Rural User Groups, RubyConf videos, Forem, free Rails 3 book in Dutch, and colorful JSON output in the console.

Episode #230

MongoDB Logger, EventMachine, BrakeMan, Representer pattern, Smooth s3, and why metaprogram when you can program. All discussed on today's Ruby5 podcast.

Episode #229

The 2011 Ruby Year in Review, RailsConf Videos, yslow from the command line, scaling mysql, HumaneJS, rein, GroupedScope, FireCSS, and your usual witty commentary on this episode of Ruby5

Episode #228

We heard you like files, so In this episode we Git to Automatically EXPLAIN DHH's JBuilder and Report what we've seen, as well as get some Early Access to Objects. It's Ruby5!

Episode #227

Today, Evan Light helps us name things and we look at an approach to custom configuration in Rails. Then we get voyeuristic and don our capes for a plucky adventure! Can you stand it?

November 2011

Episode #226

Practicing Ruby Journal freebies, Resque-retry, unobtrusive link_to deletions, testing responsive layouts, ending autoload, and moxy. All covered today, no sugar added.

Episode #225

Lots of Rails point releases (the more the better), Maglev 1.0, Rails Admins, CapHub, Rails 3.1 Subdomains, and OAuth2 are all discussed this Monday along with the release of jQuery Air 2: Captains Log.

Episode #224

Deciding between stripe and activemerchant, early access beta of "Objects on Rails", sparkline graphs in your shell, pseudo-Siri server, cracking md5s, ChuckTestar, and recognition of our fallen colleagues.

Episode #223

We are the pirates, who don't do anything, we just talk about Code Brawl, Remotely, Text Adventures in Ruby, and Crafting Ruby Gems. So if you ask us if we do anything, we will just tell you, we don't do anything.

Episode #222

A security flow in the Ruby dev branch, bozocrack, cleaning up your routes with traceroute, newsletters with mactoub, a link to the Wincy City Rails videos, the Absurdity gem, Gon, Devise, and news on the Global day of Code Retreat on this Sherpa-led Ruby5 expedition.

Episode #221

In this episode we fail to conquer the most difficult name to pronounce EVER. All while discussing Bundler 1.1 (not out yet), Railsyard CMS, Cells, RSpec configuration, Likeable by Gowalla, and Email Validation.

Episode #220

Josh Clayton’s blog post, “Design Patterns in the Wild: Null Object” … Santiago Pastorino’s blog post, “Ruby 1.9.3 and ruby-debug” … Gemnasium, a gem version tracker … OmniAuth 1.0 … Russ Olsen’s Ruby Reading List … GitHub Enterprise

Episode #219

Ruby 1.9.3 is the big story this week but we follow it up with an appraisal of config_fun and cucumber drama in Aruba, all while filming a Mockumentary and Spin-ing faster tests.

October 2011

Episode #218

Manage your Heroku app over SMS, run a local git server with ghoul, building awesome command line apps in Ruby, controlling URLs with Domainatrix, faster rspec tests, no more bundle exec'ing, and the open source release of Hubot!

Episode #217

Show some tender love for prepared statements, transmuter, watchtower, rails is not your application, spinach, and Rails for Zombies 2!

Episode #216

Delegate Presenter, Factory Girl, 52 weeks of UX, Roy, Jasmine + rails, and a bunch of other great content on this edition of Ruby5, co-hosted by David Bock and tom Copeland.

Episode #215

Hide ya kids & Hide ya wife, this episode of Ruby5 includes Local Detector, Memtron, State of the Stack, Rails Logger, and Renee. So can run and tell that, homeboy.

Episode #214

Tales of wonder from today's Ruby5: Github launches a space station and then updates the Code tab. Trade in your rubies for one million yen. Some dancing lessons. Knock back some CORS and earn your stripes!

Episode #213

Here are the remaining interviews from Rubyconf, including Chris Nelson, Steve Klabnik, Xavier Shay, Johnathon Wright, Eric Hodel, and Johnny Tommy telling a story about New Orleans and a guy with a gun.

Episode #212

In this episode we cover the web_steps removal from cucumber-rails, the Letter Opener gem from Ryan Bates, and the official Padrino Getting Started Guide.

Episode #211

In this episode we have five interview snippets from Rubyconf including Matz, Wesley Beary on Fog 1.0, Tim Pease on Logging, Dr. Nic on Threading, and Aaron Patterson on Bugs.


Episode #210

A slow news week thanks to the distractions of rubyconf, but we have a full featured podcast for you - Formstastic 2.0 has been released, we have a good article about DCI, which is causing a bunch of conversation lately, koans for learning Coffeescript, gemstats, using LESS in the asset pipeline, and instructions for serving your piped assets over Amazon's Cloudfront CDN are all featured in this CodeSherpa-led Ruby5 expedition.

Episode #209

On the eve of Rubyconf we discuss Versioning your APIs, extracting domain models, partial reuse, Two-factor ssh authentication, Ruby timeout woes, Ruby 1.9.3 RC1, and we break the news that all your Rubies depend on ActiveSupport.

Episode #208

Kid's Ruby! Facebook and Heroku sitting in a tree, S-O-L-I-D! Coletivo recommends &Block party with a stripped down Devise! Yee-Haw!

Episode #207

Starting with the International Ruby Standard, we talk about lightning fast zero downtime deployments with maintenance, web workings with Ruby, a video encoding stack, a Cucumber rant, and finish up with unobtrusive Giant Robots (which aren't really that unobtrusive).

Episode #206

Coding Style, iOS Frameworks directory, decorating your models with Draper, mastery of and and or, leaning ruby the hard way, and a new authentication framework called letmein in this episode of the Ruby5.

Episode #205

Get your DataMapper fix with a Global Day of Coderetreat, find a Puffer or a Hippo, get a Direct RailsInstaller, or learn the Secret to Rails on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #204

Ryan Bates has been busy, Letter_Opener, Resque Mail Queue, Rails-footnotes, capistrano-colors, capistrano-exts, cumbustion, and rolling your own gem server on this Sherpa-led Ruby5 expedition.

Episode #203

Rails 3.1.0 has been released! ... Derick Bailey's blog post, "Don't Limit Your Backbone Apps To Backbone Constructs" ... Scott Chacon's blog post, "GitHub Flow" ... RubyGems 1.8.10 security patch ... ActiveConfiguration generic settings store ... Normalize.css ... Steve Richert's blog post, "Simultaneous Capybara Sessions in Cucumber".

August 2011

Episode #202

Do we really have 11 stories in this episode, oh yes we do! Ruby 1.9.3 P1, Sprockets 2.0, new Factory Girl syntax, js-routes, contact us, ruby conferences, and a bunch of Rails 3.1 Asset Pipeline stories.

Episode #201

An administrative Snafu combined with travel to hurricane-tormented North Carolina combined to create the late publication of this podcast. Undeterred, we bring you the news of Steve's resignation, a few JRuby stories, a Guard howto, a new content management system, a few useful tools for dealing with ActiveRecord performance and reporting, and a great resource for Sass beginners and experts alike.

Episode #200

We celebrate episode #200 with a killer deal from Code School, while learning about asset_sync, Pakyow, writing Ruby Gems, Six, Scala, DevOpsCasts, and over-trusting Ruby devs.

Episode #199

Command line text snippets with boom, target dead code with laser, blogging with Octopress, getting closer to Rails 3.1 final, SCM gem, and more on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #198

Roll out the Redcarpet: JRuby has met Jenkins! But, before we Cramp up, we'll Perform some HAML Rendering and more on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #197

will_paginate 3.0, GitHub Issues iPhone app, the "2011 Rubyist's guide to a Mac OS X development environment" blog post, ruby-debug with Pow, and "Stop Using Backbone As If It Were A Stateless Web Server" blog post

Episode #196

We SimpleCov Thin Datagrids, talk Sequel, bump Rubygems, build Admin interfaces, and mention a new Rails RC as well on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #195

Live from JRubyConf, Dave Bock and Jim Weirich interview a few community characters, and cover the weeks' ruby news with projects like Deployinator, Jsonify-rails, JS2Coffee, and more.

July 2011

Episode #194

Speed up your development environment with active_reload, Cassandra video tutorial, validate avatar images, ruby apis for KISS metrics, consume apis with Logical Model, getting going on OS X Lion, and YAML backed databases.

Episode #193

O! Pack your bags, a Slim Rack, the Rails 3.1 Hackfest has ended with a new RC, and JENX! It's another episode of Ruby5.

Episode #192

This week the release of ClojureScript seemed to overshadow the release of OSX Tiger (at least on my twitterstream). How do you test your cron logic? Patching ruby for fun and profit, a fair and balanced view on Redis, and making your ruby processes run forever... all that and more on today's Ruby5...

Episode #191

Rays shine down on Ruby and Rack updates, we Hack the aws-sdk, and occasionally we even Encode some Links on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #190

Matz joins Heroku, Clearance gem update, SD Ruby Podcast posts 100th episode, Bourbon Sass mixins, Ruby's throw and catch, and "The Search for Speedier JavaScript Scenarios".

Episode #189

Ruby schedules announced, so lets Pinch, Stamp, Simply bring the Law to Google Spreadsheets. Don't forget to Record your Favorites. It's Ruby5.

Episode #188

API Smith, ck_fu, conditional performance improvements, pt Tracker client, KeyDown presentation system, and Mechanize 2.0.

June 2011

Episode #187

Call to arms at the Universitas, learn about two-factor authentication, EngineX, Brewdler, the Adhearson console, RABL, and Ruby 1.9 "keep your hash-rocket away from my colon!" syntax issues.

Episode #186

GitHub releases an awesome mac app, Cucumber goes 1.0, reverse engineering server configs with blueprint, Modernizr-Rails, protcting your rack, JQuery-graphie, Nordea gem for currency conversion, ruby-units, and a shoutout to Frozen Rails.. Brought to you by NewRelic with the melodious voices of David Bock and Ryan McGeary.

Episode #185

Put down the Ice and whip out your REXPL, it's time for a Codebrawl Event. But, if you're not careful, Alf might just beat you down, you Eco-freak. It's Ruby5.

Episode #184

ValidAttribute 1.0 released, Rails Initialization guide, Capybara 1.0 released, Automatic Login Links how-to, "What's Up With All These Changes in Rails?" post by Yehuda Katz, and Fabrication 1.0 released.

Episode #183

If only someone could Manage these Candidates. You know, give 'em the ole' TorqueBox right in the Kazoo. Knock 'em off their Fixtures. Give 'em the Works! That's my Opinio, anyway. It's Ruby5.

Episode #182

Rails 3.0.8 final, using atk_icons with SASS, some new chronic, community driven Rails scaffolds with ScaffoldHub, autosuggest-rb, forman and the new Heroku Celadon Cedar stack.

Episode #181

Gregg goes solo again with some live interviews from Euruko, discusses Ruby news from this weekend, and tries his hardest to pronounce everyone's names correctly. Please don't make fun of him because he has no idea how to pronounce "Marcin Bunsch" correctly!

Episode #180

Upgrade Woes, Alternatives to RubyGems, CMS Releases, and great mapping tools featured in this episode of Ruby5, hosted by Dave Bock and Russ Olsen.

May 2011

Episode #179

From Berlin we talk about including Javascript libraries Less.js and Backbone-rails with Rails 3.1, Refinery CMS 1.0, Legacy POW, Yard 0.7.0, Document Mapper, and finally Flying Sphinx on Heroku.

Episode #178

Updates to Rails 3.0.8.rc1 and rspec-rails 2.6.1, managing the pow server easily with the powder gem, better Github search with Hubscovery, AJAX CoffeeScript with CoffeeBeans, and opening your app's mail with MailCatcher.

Episode #177

Gregg's goes solo this episode showcasing a bunch of interviews from Railsconf 2011 last week.

Episode #176

Live from Railsconf, we talk through some of the more memorable topics and moments of the conference.

Episode #175

Apple Push Notifications, Asset Hat, Jekyll-S3, Rails 3 with OmniAuth and Mongoid, Rails 3 SSL, and the 1.0 release of state_machine on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #174

Guard yourself, we Endlessly Scroll through Rails 3, bring the Clamp down on Gimli, and Reverse back to Geocoder on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #173

On Today's episode we tell you about the Rails 3.1 Beta, the RubyGems 1.8 release, Avdi's Exceptional Ruby book, semantic search with Picky, organizing your models with modules, plugin-a-week's State Machine gem, Cloudist, and fun with Pow, nginx, and reverse ssh proxying.

Episode #172

Want an Informal way to Thread Ruby? Maybe you're Tired or need an asset_hash? Well, Code with Me, Mendicant Supporters! KidsRuby and RubyRescue must_be on this episode of Ruby5.

April 2011

Episode #171

This episode: Queue Classic Padrino on the Red Carpet after Secure Password Hookup with It's Log!

Episode #170

It was not such a good_friday after the cloud got it's butt kicked last Thursday, but we're still here to go over some asynchronous job options, a new interactive Ruby console, image diffs, and an interactive rails.js on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #169

the iPhone puts a tag in your ear, a few SASS and Coffeescript references to get you excited, Cuba, faster_require, and Barney on this CodeSherpa-led Ruby5 expedition.

Episode #168

Only by releasing Rails 3.0.7 and TorqueBox 1.0.0 CR1 can we properly http stream, serve static pages, and use CSS3buttons until we Squeel. Just sayin.

Episode #167

Another exciting episode! Build your own cloud! The merits of headless Capybara and exposing your own metrics. Will Dirty keep your cucumber green? Will resque_scheduler work on Heroku? DHH strikes again - with CoffeeScript!?! Stay tuned and find out!

Episode #166

Donate to TryRuby and Pow! suddenly your Unicorn is on HireFire, a Rally breaks out over Peepcode, and all of your HTTP clients go into the Matrix... this is Ruby5.

Episode #165

More upgrades, a handful of cool projects like green-light, postfixer, roar, and sausage, and our usual rundown of top blog entries, this time about testing payment processing, designing restful search urls, and workflows for staging your designers files into git on this Sherpa-led edition of Ruby5.

Episode #164

Goliath gets Clever, Development on the Road tests your Sanity, Rubygems and Bundler get bumped, and nominations for the 2011 Ruby Hero Awards are now open on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #163

Text-Align Centaur, updated Client Side Validations, major release of Mongoid, 4th Edition of Agile Web Development with Rails, Robonia Domains now available, Multi-File Uploads, DHH offended by rspec

March 2011

Episode #162

MiniTest, Lunchy, Ruby Method Finder, and using Backup with Heroku's pgbackup, as well as HTML5 multi-file upload, Rack::PageSpeed, and a Rails Testing Workshop for charity are on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #161

MacRuby 0.10 released, walking through gem creation, the launch of puzzlenode, easy tabular data with tabulatr, shelltoad, and more in this edition, with your Sherpa hosts Kim and Dave.

Episode #160

Whois Code School, someone Resort the Blueprint, and tell the RankedModel to get out of the seamless_database_pool on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #159

Today's Ruby5 assault begins with a generous helping of slop and a swamp rat battle. It rages on with talk of zombies and cucumbers, static site generation and natural language parsing. Finally we bring it all home with a new way to protect sensitive user data and some fresh-squeezed JRuby.

Episode #158

The Gibbler's Gotcha with her Sorcery, the Zombies Git SHA, and OmniAuth Resolves a new release on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #157

Goliath, Solr/Sunspot, JSClass, Grapevine, and secrets of REE and Mysql tuning are just a few of the stories in today's iPad2-news-free edition of Ruby5.

Episode #156

Multi-tenants agree: If TextMate got a better sidebar, AJAX were a gem, Twitter rewrote the garbage collector, or one9 made some SESChange, it'd make for one, great episode of Ruby5.

Episode #155

Default database gem, Navigasmic, Route 2.2.0, yet another new RubyGems version, TinySite, and Hitch.

Episode #154

Git Pusshuten with Scaling Ruby on Rails, follow the paper_trail to the Locomotive, or just swish some JSONP on this episode of Ruby5.

February 2011

Episode #153

Today on the Ruby5 we attend VoiceRally, search for a Soulmate, and get all Fancy with Rubinius. We also preview Sinatra, send email with SES, and wish everyone a special Birthday!

Episode #152

Capybara eats Steak, Noah becomes a ZooKeeper, Ruby gets an update, and the Face of RubyGems cannot be copyrb'd or Asset Cached on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #151

Three blogs about Heroku deployment, Stepdown metrics gem for cucumber, Travis - the new distributed build system, An integrated firewall for Rails3, Using RMagic for fun and proit with Compass, and LumberJack in this edition of Ruby5

Episode #150

I just came to say hello, and let you know about pg_serach, caching views (and testing them), Ruby metaprogramming, better mocking, funnel tracking, facebook on Heroku, and vendoring everything (including yer mom). Goodbye!

Episode #149

In today's Ruby5, steep yourself in confabulation on CloudEdit, the Javascript Garden, Copycopter, the pagination gem Kaminari, auto-bundling, some new Rails releases and even some SQL Server.

Episode #148

The JRuby book, rubygems 1.5, and Gem Testers, as well as Mongoid Geo, view testing abstraction, and Jekyll and Hyde are on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #147

RubyGems 1.5.0, regulate CMS, govkit, a discussion list for ruby educators, awesome_print, and more in this aMAZEing collection of Ruby5 news compiled for your listening pleasure.

Episode #146

Regulate the Slow Web, git-[your]-flow going with share_count, and Refinery your Rails Admin solution with Google Apps and OmniAuth all on this episode of Ruby5.

January 2011

Episode #145

Mail gem vulnerability, RailsCasts reaches 250, Ruby4Kids, Gosu, keeping track of your school days, a quick chat with Dave and Chad, and more in this birthday-snowpocalypse edition of Ruby5.

Episode #144

Notify Me the first Time you Mongify, use AJAX, or Admin Delayed Job. Or, you could just listen to this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #143

NoSQL with MySQL? In your Fistface! Autorefresh your HTML Truncation, Learning on the RailsBridge, keep it ClassyCAS, and some Windows love courtesy of the RailsInstaller!

Episode #142

Safe(r) monkey patching, GeoMagic, custom RSpec2 matchers, Sanitize, Sunspot and Solr, widgets, zero-copy, and even a Hamster are on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #141

Immerse yourself in Git, check out JRuby 1.6.0, Meet Jenkins, dit your gems, learn about a good restful cheat sheet, and check out a few gems on this episode of Ruby5

Episode #140

Ruby-core speaks, Hadoop, RSpec, TorqueBox, Streamly, Keycutter, Cartographer, and Micetrap. All topics you should know about to stay on top of your game, here on Tuesday's episode of Ruby5.

Episode #139

Tenacity, Timeago, Decent Exposure 1.0, better STI and even God all get some love today, plus some delightful repartee about hashrockets and gem versioning.

Episode #138

The RubyConf 2010 videos, Vim, command-line tools, Bundler, RubyGems, translations, and more are all on this episode of Ruby5.

December 2010

Episode #137

New Ruby patches, a new Rubinius release, and a new version of Hackety Hack, as well as distance_of_time_in_words, strftime, and Rails Best Practices are on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #136

WebSockets and Tropo, Cream, Puppet on EC2, the Qlobe, Documentation and XSS are on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #135

A 2010 Ruby Retrospective, MacRuby 0.8, how-i-work,, Crafting your own RubyGems, grape, smart-asset, and lots more on this Sherpa-powered edition of Ruby 5.

Episode #134

Put down your Mongoid::Paperclip, pour a cup of CoffeeScript from the Social Stream, and get ready for another Out Loud episode of Ruby5.

Episode #133

New books, cucumber enhancers, security holes, big purchases, and a little Christmas cheer.

Episode #132

BigTuna's been TimeTrapped like a job_boss. There are some possible Refinements in Ruby, coming soon. And, will you pass the RDoctest?

Episode #131

Fog, Textmate's missing drawer, slop, head.js, a ruby-centric pragmatic magazine, gabba, and more in this triple-hosted edition of Ruby5.

November 2010

Episode #130

Today we walk the path of Ruby enlightenment with testbot, Blogcast, autocomplete, Resque-cleaner, easier MetricFu with Metrical, easier i18n with Enrichments, and Ruby Koans. All essential in your quest to learn and do great things with Ruby.

Episode #129

PreHeat, Dooby, Hijacker, Heroku Release Management, Solr=pwnt, Rails Dateinput, and Grape are all covered in some shame or form in today's Ruby5 podcast. No podcast friday since we have Thanksgiving.

Episode #128

Rails 3.0.3, Rails for Zombies, Hudson and Vagrant, csv_records, Mongrel2, ArchiveTree, and more are on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #127

More interviews with Charles Nutter, Glenn Vanderburg, and David Chelimsky from RubyConf X, as well as Fuubar, minitest/benchmark, and Sucker are all on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #126

Nathaniel Bibler, Les Hill, and Dave Bock live at RubyConf, chasing down speakers for interviews. In this episode we chat with Jim Weirich, Jonas Nicklas, CJ Kihlbom, and Aaron Patterson about their talks.

Episode #125

Where Sherpas and Rockets collide! This week we've got four hosts covering sixteen stories. It's two episodes in one!

Episode #124

Sinatra, jQuery Mobile, Screwcap, Cucumber, Swinger, Arturo, and development with Ruby Enterprise Edition are on this episode of Ruby5.

October 2010

Episode #123

2010 Rails Rumble results, Microsoft relinquishes IronPython and IronRuby, Laptops, Capybara, Translations, and Jazz are all on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #122

Voting for the Rails Rumble is underway! Use Amazon's Mechanical Turk from your app! Makandra shares technical tidbits! Writing your own .gemspec is cool! git + vim = fugitive! Easily use native postgres searching!

Episode #121

Phusion Passenger 3.0.0, Rails accepts_nested_attributes_for vulnerability, ARel 2.0, Slim, RFID, Fog, TinyTDS, and more on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #120

Clap, Guard, Transactional Factories, Write Excel, Message Block, Ruote, and using Graphviz for fun and profit in the October 15th edition of Ruby5, with your hosts Dave Bock and Russ Olsen.

Episode #119

Ruby Facets, RSpec 2.0, Magic Ruby, aRailsDemo, OmniSocial, and more are on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #118

Bunyan for your logs; lots of Heroku news: add-on provider program, Moonshado SMS, and Heroku-san; Omni-Auth FTW; and RubyGems 101

Episode #117

Phusion Passenger 3.0.0 RC1, Bundler 1.0.2, Rails ERD, Google OpenID, Koi, Clipboard, and more are covered on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #116

InfinityTest, Cells, simple geocoding, Rails Best Pracices, HTTPI, Neapolitan, Gitifier, and more in this edition of Ruby5 with your hosts, David Bock and Karen Gillison


Episode #115

Rubinius 1.1, conference videos, Rails in the cloud, Screeninator, Cinderella, and when an object isn't quite an object are all covered on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #114

In this episode we get a visit from Australian Ryan Bigg, Haml and Sass are splitting up, Mislav says "You're cuking it right", Cloudmailin helps you with multipart bodies and more in T-minus ... now!

Episode #113

With Mountable Engines and the Terminitor we pull a gitswitch and try to Explain Ruby to Mongoids. It's an action packed episode of Ruby5.

Episode #112

CarlHuda news, themes_for_rails, diaspora, colorblind, Passenger3, rvm gemsets, and metasearch, in this edition of Ruby5.

Episode #111

Mongrel 2 is on Changelog, Gregg Swears, Twitter signs on with Devise, and we have a lightning round on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #110

Lone Star Ruby Conf talks, Incoming Email, Twitter Dance, Shapado, Offline Docs in OS X Dictionary, FetLife Open Source

Episode #109

Rails 2.3.9, htty and ZeroMQ are on this episode of Ruby5. Also making the cut were Mongoid Tree, Android Spying, Rails CSS Views, and the cheezburger gem.

Episode #108

Refinery, During Construction, Saki, Andriod SpyCam, JRuby on Rails3, Inploy, Bundler meets Capistrano, Rake-remote_Task, and cached commons are all featured on this episode of Ruby5

August 2010

Episode #107

Rails 3 has been released, memcached received a new Ruby library, and is in your RubyGems generating your YARD docs. Also, API versioning, extended transaction support, tutorials and more are on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #106

A nice grab bag for this episode: resque_action_mailer_backend, Swift ORM, Upload Juicer, Ruby 1.9.2 debugging problems, Rails 3 RC2, and Frivol.

Episode #105

Azebiki, RVM's 1.0 release, home_run, Prowly, and Wrong are all covered on this episode of Ruby5. It feels so right, how can it be wrong?

Episode #104

We quickly mention a bunch of results of WhyDay, including releases of Shoes, Hackety Hack, Camping, Kext, and code golf in Ruby, as well as our standard fare of interesting projects like Rid, MongoMatic, a blog post on writing your own daemons in Ruby, an IRC bot framework, Swimlanes (a git visualization tool from Jim Weirich), and of course, the Ruby 1.9.2 release.

Episode #103

Code Coverage in Ruby 1.9, CoverMe, RenderIt, Heroku Plus, the Twitter Tweet Button, and IRB tweeks are all on this episode of Ruby5. As a bonus, we posted a video, interviewing Carl and Yehuda on Rails 3.

Episode #102

Railtie, Unencumbered, You're Cuking it Wrong, whereuat, rake.vim, and Gem in a Box.

Episode #101

Microsoft, IronRuby, and Jimmy Schementi start this episode of Ruby5. Then, we touch on Ruby Zucker, AJAX Exceptions, details of the Ruby splat operator, and learning BDD by playing dice.

Episode #100

Can you believe we made it all the way to 100? This episode is live from BizConf 2010, where Gregg managed to get a few interviews discussing useful Ruby business tools.

Episode #99

Rockstars "and" Engine Yard's CLI "or" Passenger && Viewpoint are on this episode of Ruby5.

July 2010

Episode #98

Rails 3 and Bundler release candidates, using Bundler in the 'real world', convenient_scopes, mailman, maptastic, and rollout are featured this week, along with your guest host CodeSherpa, Karen Gillison

Episode #97

Ilya Grigorik talks Fibers, while fake_arel, Rack-Gist, and Coloration get introduced. Also, Choco and some helpful Git tips sneak their way into this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #96

Briantree gateway gem, Fabrication, Green Letters, Use Bundler in your Gems, Integrum's code test, redis-load, and capistrano-spec!

Episode #95

Interviews with Charles Nutter and Brian Ford talking about Rubinius and Mirah, Speed Tracer, and Redmine are all packed into this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #94

dunce-cap, Inploy, redcar, activelog, bullet, railroad, information on testing rails helpers, dnsmasq, and a dnssimple ruby wrapper on this edition of Ruby5

Episode #93

LiveReload, ticketmaster, mobile_fu, jMapping, and Carl Lerche on the drums. This episode of Ruby5 is packed full of useful libraries you might want to start using today. Stop and listen!

Episode #92

Subdomains Railscast; Moneta; Rails 3, Resque, and Devise; Akephalos; FakeApp; Foreign Key Constraints; London Ruby User Group Podcasts

Episode #91

Ruby 1.9.2 RC1, Refinery CMS, and Rails Magazine are on this episode of Ruby5. Also, a Garbage Collection talk with Joe Damato and SimpleForm made the cut.

Episode #90

Updates to last episode's stories on Humanizer and Radiant, Passenger 3, JMeter meets CSRF, Clockwork, Pincaster, and generating config files with ERB on this edition of Ruby5. And Happy Independence Day for our U.S. listeners!

June 2010

Episode #89

Installing Rails 3 with RVM and updates to Adhearsion and Radiant on this episode of Ruby5. Also, we cover the Windows-edition of the Ruby Shootout, Humanizer, and

Episode #88

We cover async-rails, an event machine demo app; using factory_girl with Rails 3; Isolate, another gem dependency option; Zookeeper, a gem for distributed computing; Koala, a lightwieght Facebook API wrapper; and Fabio Akita's interviews from RailsConf 2010.

Episode #87

Passenger 3, Hudson, and RVM are covered on this episode of Ruby5. Also, we discuss a video by John Athayde and an interview with Tom Preston-Werner on

Episode #86

Netske, Sencha, PDFKit, Sprite, GStore, Whyday, and a couple of good blog reads featured on this episode of Ruby5 with your hosts David Bock and Kim MacCormack.

Episode #85

We cover a handful of libraries and services we learned about at RailsConf last week, as well as lacquer,, the results of the 2010 Ruby Survey and more on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #84

This episode was recorded live from the last day of Railsconf, where five of us sat down to discuss the most interesting talks.

Episode #83

This episode is recorded live from Railsconf in Baltimore, Maryland where I recorded some interviews with speakers.

Episode #82

It's a node.js takeover on today's episode of Ruby5.! Whether you're new to the platform or an active user, you're almost sure to learn something new.

Episode #81

VCR, i18n_routing, and Google Analytics through OAuth are on this episode of Ruby5. We also talk about method_extensions, CodeRack and Ruby annotations.

May 2010

Episode #80

An epic journey from Bmore on Rails Hospitality, the path to Rails 2.3.9?!, Moving from Rails 2 to Rails 3, and Migrating from unobtrusive Prototype to jQuery. We make a quick stop for Cider, discuss Open Source Policy and take a lap with therubyracer.

Episode #79

Three new versions of Ruby on Rails in just as many days! Also, Spira, running Vim in IRB, the Rails 3 router, and a new Ruby VM shootout on this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #78

Google Web Fonts, Faker.js, Unicorn, Suspenders, rails-i18n, attribute_normalizer, reflexive, and the acts_as_conference CFP in this Friday edition of Ruby5.

Episode #77

Several Ruby interpreters have been updated, TextMate gains some IntelliSense, and there's a lot to do in Baltimore on this episode of Ruby5. Not to mention that the May 2010 BugMash is officially in the books!

Episode #76

Sorry about the audio in this episode, we were trying out some new equipment. It is none the less packed full of appetizing Ruby and Rails knowledge served with a side of Hash(rocket).

Episode #75

RDropbox, resque_unit, and Asset Fingerprint are on this episode of Ruby5. Also, QActiveResource, Munin, and Inside Ruby on Rails make an appearance, as well.

Episode #74

Wynn Netherland joins Gregg live from Red Dirt Ruby Conference, where we get Analytical about doing test driven sysadmin with my Babushka, additing missing test helpers with Runningman, enjoying the extra speed with Cucumber 0.7, and doing the monster_mash while hacking voicemail, and editing a Tumblr theme with Thimblr.

Episode #73

ice_cube, by_star, monitoring the JVM with JRuby, resque-restriction, jquery-offline, GoogleVisualr, and Ruby on Rails Jargon for Beginners, as well as plenty of witty repartee on this linguist-sponsored episode of Ruby5.

April 2010

Episode #72

This friday episode Caike and Gregg visit Dr. X and discuss MetaWhere, Cinch, Stalker, RubyBuntu, text algorithms, and the awesome office dashboard - Sonia.

Episode #71

This episode sees Jon Larkowski and Stephen Caudill mulling such topics as Action Mailer improvements in Rails 3, the Defender spam-fighting plugin, props to coderpath, Twurl, Markupslicer and Haml/Sass 3.

Episode #70

Saving neglected domain names, Census, Business Time, RIP Caliper and RunCodeRun, Minified Ruby Tweets, OAuth2 gem, Why you might want to use Resque, Rails3 Bug Mash, and Corey Haines' Code retreat, all on this edition of Ruby5.

Episode #69

Can Caike CanCan? Find out in his first episode hosting Ruby5, where we talk about Beetle, CodeRetreat, KeyMaster, state_machine, Steak, and Drift while doing the CanCan.

Episode #68

In this episode, Rocketeers Les and Paul cover automating heroku database backups, the reasoning behind bundler, the FlockDB client, IronRuby 1.0, Show Off!, the Pure RSpec talk, Learning Git, and Redwood.

Episode #67

Memprof, Candy, and Boost::Regexp are all covered on this episode of Ruby5. We also talk about parallel testing with Hydra and the Camping 2.0 release.

Episode #66

Today's episode of Ruby5 is broadcast directly from RubyNation with background ambience. We talk over new libraries like Warbler 1.0, Mysql2, validates_date_time, awesome_print and a few new Ruby websites like Rails Dispatch, Ruby There, and Repopular.

Episode #65

Phat, Watir, gemspecs, and exception2db are covered in this episode of Ruby5. Also, CSS sprites, the Rails 3 beta 2 release, and delayed job 2.0 are covered, as well.

Episode #64

April Fools Day, Rails 3 Routes, Bot-Away, JSAwk & Resty, torturing github stats, and more in this edition of Ruby 5.

March 2010

Episode #63

Ruby Heroes, Rack::Legacy, ubiquo, and Supermodel are featured on this episode of Ruby5. Also, the Ruby Summer of Code has reached $100,000 and Rick Olson talks LOAD_PATHs.

Episode #62

In this episode, we cover RVM with Rails 3, an env-js driver for Capybara, Faster Faker, Ruby Summer of Code, a blog post about Service Objects, Artifice, Padrino, and Sinatra 1.0.

Episode #61

In this episode we cover the Ruby 1.9.2 release schedule, Sproutcore 1.0, scaling Ruby, Rack::Throttle , WebMock, and last but certainly not least, Blue Light Special.

Episode #60

You got your Maven repo in my Rubygems source! Plus the Visual Guide to NoSQL, sentient_user, Rit, Apple Push Notifications, hosting a CMS on Heroku, and more in this “Won’t you be my neighbor day” edition of Ruby5.

Episode #59

Happening, MacRuby and XCode, Spree, and On Cloud are covered on this episode of Ruby5. Also, we talk a bit about Good Touch, custom Shoulda macros, and remind you of the end of the call for proposals for RailsConf 2010.

Episode #58

Homesick, Try Redis, Ruby Quicktips, Ghost, SimpleGeo, and Vagrant all find a home in today's episode.

Episode #57

Sunspot, Passenger Performance Tuning, and Heroku Deployment Stacks are covered on today's episode of Ruby5. Also, the new Git HTTP Transport, MongoDB, and Highlight make the cut.

Episode #56

#gemsday, Pub/Sub with Faye, Integration testing your CLI tools, VIM/Markdown plugin, Encryptor, Something other than Facebooker, and a look inside the PeepCode blogazine.

Episode #55

Internationalization, Oracle and Tomcat, and QR Codes are covered on today's episode of Ruby5. Also, we cover Frank, Tilt, acts_as_archive, and the SinatraFakeWebService.

February 2010

Episode #54

Hobo, ExtJS, Google Forms, and Delorians are covered in this episode of Ruby5. Also, we discuss the Ruby Best Practices book and XML generation.

Episode #53

Gemcutter becomes, Messiah, Divining Rod, Rails 3 generators, Slurper, Rails hosting roundup, and Harmony are all covered in this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #52

RailsConf 2010, JavaOne 2010, Google Buzz, Moonshine, RailsMetrics, charting tools, jquery animations, and tools for pair programmers round out the topics for this week's Ruby5.

Episode #51

XRefresh, Core Data with Rails, and the Harbor Framework are on this episode of Ruby5. Also, we touch on Ripple, HolyGrail, and monitoring Delayed Job with Bluepill.

Episode #50

In this episode, we take a look at some hot new techniques and libraries as well as noteworthy news from around the community. Also, you'll meet Stephen Caudill and Les Hill of Hashrocket.

Episode #49

Last week, the Rails 3 beta was released. In this episode, we talk a bit about some of the new features, executables, and support libraries you can expect to find in the new release.

Episode #48

The Caliper and Gemcutter integration, Crisis Camp Haiti, and MacRuby 0.5 are all discussed in this episode of Ruby5. Also, Bundler (Rails 3 beta!), the end of IE6 for Google, JQTouch, and HTML5 examples also made the cut. Also, you'll meet two new hosts, David Bock and Kim MacCormack.

Episode #47

Rails_upgrade, smart_cookie_store, and Rack::ForceIE7 are covered in this episode of Ruby5. We also touch on the Jemini screencasts, delayed paperclip, Ruby gems for VirtualBox, and Capybara.

January 2010

Episode #46

Classifier, ActionMailer in Rails 3, and ActsAsSolrReloaded are covered in this Friday episode. Also, we go over Dirty Associations and RVM. And finally, Nick and Jim say farewell to Ruby5.

Episode #45

Looking back on the Rails 3 BugMash, we cover quite a few Rails 3-specific topics. We also talk about domain page caching, Prowl, and MockSMTP.

Episode #44

This week we look into Cappuccino and Sprite. We also check out the MacRuby Debugger, Websockets with Cramp, Secure URLs, and Migrating to Rails 3.

Episode #43

Managing music with Ruby, Arid Cache, and Navvy are featured on this episode of Ruby5. Also, Growling your SQL, Hammertime, and Who's Online with Redis are also covered.

Episode #42

Nezumi, Churn, and Reservation are all covered in this episode. We also take a look at loading images in MacRuby and combining GeoKit and SearchLogic.

Episode #41

Phusion Passenger 2.2.9, the RailsBridge Rails 3 BugMash, and the New Relic State of the Stack are all covered in this episode of Ruby5. Also, we touch on RCapture, Quantity.rb and a Net::HTTP Cheat Sheet.

Episode #40

Cramp, Validation Scopes, and Weary are covered in this Friday episode. We also talk about password security without SSL, Bonsai, and how to use Jekyll on Heroku.

Episode #39

The results of the 2009 Ruby Survey are in, the author of Thinking Sphinx provides a recap, and we Wackamole with MongoDB. Also, MailStyle, NetRecorder, and Ruby regular expressions make it into this episode of Ruby5.

December 2009

Episode #38

The Ruby Gems Bundler, has_scope, Responders, and LipsiADMIN are covered on this episode of Ruby5. Also, we talk about articles covering PDF generation in the cloud, Twitter Streaming with Web Sockets, and the anniversary of the Rails and Merb merge.

Episode #37

Rails 3 routes, Heroku SSL, and Mongoid are featured on this episode of Ruby5. Also, we cover a half-dozen upcoming conferences with open RFPs, 2dc_jqgrid, and ready_for_i18n.

Episode #36

This week we look at Temping and Temple. We also learn some Statistics, check our health with Health Monitor, and we show you how to get Jekyll on Rack.

Episode #35

A Ruby Web Socket server, memprof, and Ohm are covered on this episode of Ruby5. Also, we talk about Rconfig, nanotest, and Thoughtbot's Ruby Community Survey.

Episode #34

Speed things up with Speedy Passenger Deployment, Excelcior, and Rake Compiler, on today's Ruby5. Also, use Rails on App Engine, learn Lazy Rails Commands, and learn Rails from the new Rails Tutorial Book.

Episode #33

Our little Ruby is growing up and the CodeRack finalists have been announced. Also, InfoEther's Ruby on Rails White Paper, Vanity, and Tweetie_Flickr are covered in this episode of Ruby5.

Episode #32

Tile, Rango, and Flotomatic are all covered in today's episode. We also have some version string tools and a recap of RubyConf. Then we rock out to a song about the mountain of woes that is developing for IE.

Episode #31

Jemini, Amp, and Oria are covered in this episode of Ruby5. Also, Rails 2.3.5 has been released and projects are springing up making use of the Google Closure Compiler.

November 2009

Episode #30

Recorded at SFO - the San Francisco International Airport - we recap some of the RubyConf 2009 presentations and even get a chance to talk directly with Nick Quaranto, Bryan Helmkamp, Tom Preston Warner, and Ilya Grigorik about their talks.

Episode #29

This week we look at a new authorization plugin from Ryan Bates, and the latest releases of MacRuby and YARD. Also ruby-gmail, the SimpleDB DataMapper adapter, and using mod_rewrite to serve maintenance pages.

Episode #28

There are several new screencasts being produced targeting the Ruby and IT community worth checking out. In addition, JetBrains, DocumentCloud, and others are still hard at work making your Ruby life easier.

Episode #27

If you are a Windows-running Rubyist, you are going to want to check out the new Ruby Installer. Munin monitoring, Pubsub reading and Hashie objects are also covered. Oh, and spam, spam, spam, spam-blocking with Defender.

Episode #26

Heard of Redis? In this episode we cover how you can use it in your application and how GitHub uses it for Resque. Heroku Asset Packager, mail_safe, and JSBlogger are also covered, along with why you should use conditionals rather than exceptions.

Episode #25

Bluepill, Restfulie, JsTestDrive, and Clarity are talked about in this episode of Ruby5. And before we close it out, we discuss a bit of Dr. Nic's guide to gem hacking.

Episode #24

Signal, BigRecord, and Mail are featured on this Tuesday morning episode. We also talk a bit about Amazon RDS, Geocoder, and Twitter lists to hit on a few not-entirely-Rubyish recent events.

October 2009

Episode #23

sinatra_more, IRWI, and WysiHat Engine, are covered in this special Halloween weekend edition of Ruby5. The Riot testing framework and the Fukuoka Ruby Award 2010 are also discussed.

Episode #22

Refraction, Boson, and the Ruby Enterprise Edition 1.8.7-2009.10 release are discussed this episode. Along with a couple of new Rails plugins called Ancestry and Alchemist.

Episode #21

Inploy, Comet, and QUnit are covered in this Friday morning episode. Also, you'll learn about the RightJS Right Rails plugin, along with geomerelaal.

Episode #20

ModPorter and Devise are featured on this episode of Ruby5. We also talk a bit about The Compleat Rubyist and some interesting Ruby questions on StackOverflow.

Episode #19

Gem Bundler, Gemcutter Gem forking, and client side performance are covered in this Friday morning episode. Also, you'll get plenty of visuals and diagrams with the DevIL Image Library for Ruby, the yUML Command Line Gem, and RailRoad Graphs.

Episode #18

Refinery, Chef-Deploy, and CodeRack are covered in this Tuesday morning episode. Also, you'll hear about the GitHub transition from the inside and a little of What's New in Edge Rails.

Episode #17

MacRuby 0.5 beta 1 is released, ResourceLogic is discontinued, and Gemcutter is moving. Also in this Friday episode, learn about Xilence, tips for MacRuby, and nifty screencasts from Teach Me to Code.

Episode #16

This Tuesday we bring you some sound clips from Yehuda Katz, Sarah Mei, Jim Weirich, and Jon Larkowski straight from Aloha on Rails taking place today in Waikiki, Hawaii.

Episode #15

This week we talk about stylesheet abstraction, testing named scopes, and storing logs in a database. Also, the WindyCity Rails videos are out, a new version of Spree has been released, and FiveRuns is no more.


Episode #14

RailsConf 2010, the architecture of GitHub's move to Rackspace, Twitter's experience with Ruby Enterprise Edition, and Red Hat's Deltacloud API are covered in this Tuesday episode of Ruby5. Also covered is Validatious on Rails, MonkeySupport, and a reminder to upgrade your installation of nginx.

Episode #13

Github's move to Rackspace, a Gravatar plugin, and a wrapper for a new Twitter API are all covered in this Friday's episode. We also show you an open source alternative to GitHub, tips on creating Excel friendly CSVs, and how to speed up your Shoulda tests.

Episode #12

friendly_id, watchr, Rubber, and jsvars are covered in this episode of Ruby5. Also, get your boots on, 'cause it's time again for another RailsBridge and Rails Core BugMash going on this weekend.

Episode #11

Today's Ruby5 has two new hosts, Jim & Nick who will be helping produce Friday podcasts. They talk about new database libraries, a useful caching library, and a new screencast, more or less.

Episode #10

CloudCrowd, Static, testing speeds, and databases optimization are covered in this episode. And, what starts with a little foreigner must also end with a little foreigner.

Episode #9

OpenID, Presenters and Cells, git-deploy, and the dog-pile effect are just some of the topics covered in this Friday morning episode. RubyConf also made the list, although it probably shouldn't since they rejected us.

Episode #8

The Rails 2.3.4 release and security updates start off this Tuesday episode. We also cover Rails Magazine, memory bloat, Bullet, Fiscali, and a little bit of Ruby 1.9.

Episode #7

RCov and Pony, with a little bit of Hangman make for a good start. We also cover some Rails authentication options and metaprogramming in Ruby. Finally, what's new in Edge Rails and the Rails Rumble results close out this Friday episode.

Episode #6

Blue Ridge, FunFX and Cucumber, and unit testing your file system interactions round out today's episode - which is obviously a little test-heavy. We also talk about obeying robots.txt, Snow Leopard, and more.

August 2009

Episode #5

Ruby Version Manager, Crondonkulous, and flag_shih_tzu are just a few of the topics covered by this Friday morning episode of Ruby5. Since the majority of listeners preferred morning releases, we're going to try out releasing new episodes on Tuesday and Friday mornings.

Episode #4

In this Tuesday morning episode Tyler Hunt joins me to talk about lots of useful Ruby libraries, talk about his role in Searchlogic, and listen to a little music from _why.

Episode #3

In this episode we talk about gems, gem hosting, learning regular expressions, and Yehuda's five favorite things in Rails 3. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and if you've got any news, let us know at

Episode #2

Today's episode covers a variety of topics from teaching Ruby as a first language to testing habits and A/B testing to bcrypt. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and if you've got any stories you'd like for us to cover, let us know at

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