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Did you know that New Relic Has deployment tracking? All you do is modify your capistrano task to let new relic know when you do a deployment. Then when you view you stats on new relic after the deployment, you'll actually see a line on each of your new relic graphs so you'll be able to see how performance was affected. Check out the video over on NewRelic.com to learn more.
There is a new release of Refinery, the rails-based content management system. This release has been updated to use Rails 3, the architecture has been changed to use rails engines internally, a bunch of bugs have been fixed, and the file upload plugin moved from attachment_fu to Dragonfly.
During Construction is a hosted 'coming soon' page that looks a lot better than the default one the registrars give you, and it has a couple of nice features like a countdown timer, and an email collector.
Saki is a dsl alternative to cucumber for use with RSpec. Written by Nate Kidwell, he was aiming for a descriptive language that was not quite as verbose as cucumber, while being more expressive.
Mike Leone turned his Android phone into a spy camera using Sinatra and JRuby. This article show how he did it.
Greg Moreno took a classic starter howto and added the letter 'J' and the number '3' to it. This is an easy walkthrough if you want to work through getting a rails 3 app running on Tomcat on JRuby.
Inploy is a new deployment tool on the Ruby scene, and Thomas Ritz wrote a deployment template that makes Rails3 deployments easy. Diego Carrion wrote this article showing how, and it looks super-simple. Go Diego, Go!
Bundler now provides some default tasks for hooking in with Capistrano, so all the bundler goodness can run when needed in the scope of a deploy. This blog entry by Richard Huang shows how easy it is.
Rake-remote_task is an extraction from Vlad the Deployer that adds the concept of remote tasks to Rake. If you ever need to run rake tasks across a bunch of machines, this is the tool for you.
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Rails 3 has been released, memcached received a new Ruby library, and RubyDoc.info is in your RubyGems generating your YARD docs. Also, API versioning, extended transaction support, tutorials and more are on this episode of Ruby5.
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.
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?
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.
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