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Jumpstart Lab's newest course, entitled Startup, is a three month instructor-led course teaching all the technical skills you need to build and launch a web application to power your startup business. This new course takes place in Nashville Tennessee and Ruby5 listeners will get $125 off the registration price by using the code "Ruby5" when they signup.
The Refinery team released Refinery CMS version 0.9.9 last Wednesday. With that release, they've frozen new features prior to moving to 1.0. This release adds a lot of new features though, before the freeze, including a switch to Devise, translation support via Globalize3, and it now ships with 19 pre-translated languages.
Michael Bleigh, over on the Intridea blog, put together a step-by-step tutorial showing you how they use their corporate Google Apps logins to manage their Rails Admin applications. He shows you how to use OmniAuth for the integration, validate administrative-allowed users, handle unauthorized requests, and more.
Several web services currently available protect themselves from "attack" by using rate limiting. And, these limits can often thwart even the nicest clients and applications. So, to help you stay a good net-neighbor, Ben Johnson has recently released Slow Web, a client-side request rate limiter. It automatically throttles your outgoing requests to host-specific throttle levels.
Build your own share and link counters against several services with share_counts by Vito Botta. It currently works with Reddit, Digg, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Buzz, and StumbleUpon. So, you can see just how viral any one of your pages may have become.
Ruby5 co-host David Bock published a screencast last week which shows you how to use git-flow to standardize your git development. Basically, it manages all of your local branches for you, by following certain naming conventions and maintaining a separation of production, development, and feature development branches of codes.
Keven Faustino put together a post about his recent project, called Rails Templater. It is a command-line tool which allows you to define your Rails 3 environment, at the time of application creation, allowing you to use jQuery, HAML, Mongoid, and more.
If you'd like a lightweight CMS and don't want to be bothered with a database, Regulate may be for you. Created by Collin Schaafsma and Ryan Cook from Quick Left, it's built as a Rails Engine, so it's easy to integrate into a new or existing application. And, they've got a screencast demonstrating it.
Ruby5 is released Tuesday and Friday mornings. To stay informed about and active with this podcast, we encourage you to do one of the following:
Mail gem vulnerability, RailsCasts reaches 250, Ruby4Kids, Gosu, keeping track of your school days, a quick chat with Dave and Chad, and more in this birthday-snowpocalypse edition of Ruby5.
Notify Me the first Time you Mongify Goo.gl, use AJAX, or Admin Delayed Job. Or, you could just listen to this episode of Ruby5.
NoSQL with MySQL? In your Fistface! Autorefresh your HTML Truncation, Learning on the RailsBridge, keep it ClassyCAS, and some Windows love courtesy of the RailsInstaller!
Safe(r) monkey patching, GeoMagic, custom RSpec2 matchers, Sanitize, Sunspot and Solr, widgets, zero-copy, and even a Hamster are on this episode of Ruby5.
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