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NewRelic provides RPM which is a plugin for rails that allows you to monitor and quickly diagnose problems with your Rails application in real time. Check them out at NewRelic.com.
Brian Liles over at Smarticus has released episode 1 of his new video podcast called #yerdoinitwrong. In this first episode, Brian explains that if you are relying on tailing your Rails Logs, then #yerdoinitwrong.
This week Michael Deering has released his ActiveRecord Attribute Normalization plugin. This plugin allows you to quickly clean your ActiveRecord model’s string attribute values with a single line of code. By default it will trim the whitespace off of strings before saving.
If you find yourself modifying the database a great deal you may want to take a look at a project by Neeraj Singh called admin_data. admin_data is a plugin that gives you a database editor right inside your application using your ActiveRecord models.You just install the plugin, start up your app, and go to /admin-data and you get a full database editor.
filestore_expires_in adds a :expires_in option to Rails filestore caching, in line with memcached store. It a very easy way to add high capacity caching to a site.
Clinton R. Nixon has written an introduction to MongoDB and the MongoMapper Ruby Library over at VIGET.com. In the article Clinton explains why you might want to try MongoDB, as well as an intro on how to use MongoMapper to interact with your database from Ruby.
The LESS CSS extension language now has an official rails plugin called MORE. If you haven’t heard of LESS, it’s an extension of the CSS language that supports things like variables, mixins, nested rules, and operations on values.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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