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This weekend, Ruby enVironment (Version) Manager - better known as RVM - had it's 1.0 release. The two largest changes in this release are the addition of "trusted" .rvmrc files and better Set operations.
If you enjoy receiving instantaneous notifications - especially on your mobile phone - then Prowly may be for you. Written by Rafael Magana, it's a Ruby library for interacting with the Prowl push notification application for the iPhone.
You may have heard complaints that Ruby's native Date and DateTime classes can be a bit slow. Well, Jeremy Evans jumped on the issue and rewrote much of the Date and DateTime interface on top of a native C-extension. With it, he's seeing a 20 to 200x speed increase in everyday use.
Eric Allam recently released Azebiki, a better DSL for working with Webrat. In this case, he was using webrat to verify whether or not a given HTML string contained certain elements. The library provides better validation and error messages over the default.
Steve Conover and Alex Chaffee recently released Wrong. Wrong is a Ruby test library which provides you a single "assert" call. That method will intelligently introspect on exactly what you're trying to test and generate useful failure messages for you, automatically.
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.
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.
Railtie, Unencumbered, You're Cuking it Wrong, whereuat, rake.vim, and Gem in a Box.
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.
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