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Do you know how your website is performing at peak times? That's what New Relic RPM is for, it lets you know what your website is up to, even when you are sleeping.
Stephen Caudill, aka voxdolo, gave us Decent Exposure to rid our views of instance variables and provide an interface for sharing state between controllers and views. This week his gift has gone 1.0! So bundle it up in your production app with confidence.
A fruitful discussion blossomed this week around Alex Sharp's post about using bundle update. Ryan Bigg provided a thoughtful rebuttal and in the end, the conversation became more about the rights and wrongs of gem versioning. Good stuff!
Using Ruby 1.9 and God? That combination has been nagged by a deadlock issue for about a year. Ilya Grigorik posted a gist with a patch that resolves the deadlock.
Ruby 1.9 has introduced new syntax for declaring your hashes when the key is a symbol. Geoffrey Grosenbach posted a nice "Watchmen" parody over at PeepCode that explores the fate of the hash rocket. Ready your colons!
If you've been using Rails for awhile, you probably have a strong opinion when it comes to Single Table Inheritance. Alex Reisner just updated a blog post with some terrific guidelines for when and how to use STI. Give it a look and see if your stodgy old opinions can be shifted.
Using multiple databases in your Rails app? A little postgresql here and a dash of Mongo there? Well, Tenacity might be for you. From John Wood, it provides an ORM independent way of managing relationships between models backed by different databases.
distance_of_time_in_words, you served us well. Timeago, a jQuery plugin from Ryan McGeary, just asks that you use the HTML ABBR or TIME tag for your timestamps, and it does the rest. Fuzzy user-friendly timestamps without the trouble of typing that lengthy helper method name!
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