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Episode #13

September 25, 2009

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 alternativ...

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TweetStream: Ruby Access to the Twitter Streaming API

Michael Bleigh of Intridea released a gem this week called TweetStream. It’s a simple Ruby wrapper for Twitter’s new Streaming API. The Streaming API is a new addition to the Twitter API that allows you to create long-standing connections to Twitter. This means that you can receive near real-time “push” updates, rather than having to constantly poll for new tweets.

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Previous Episodes

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.

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