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New Relic 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.
FiveRuns has been acquired by WorkThink, a new company. FiveRuns product Dash will be discontinued Friday October 16th. If you are a current dash customer you can access and export your data by visiting the FiveRuns website
Spree, the popular open source e-commerce solution for Rails developers, has just hit version 0.9. According to the Spree blog, this major release adds support for coupons and discounts as well as a refined checkout process.
Chris Eppstein wrote a blog post in which he makes a compelling argument for the use of SASS, and tells developers and designers to demand stylesheet abstraction. Stylesheet abstraction allows for more than just variables in CSS. It allows for things like function definitions, expressions, and mixins.
Testing named scopes in rails can be tricky. Should you test for inclusion of certain SQL or should you test on mock data? Giant Robots has a great post about ways to effectively test your named scopes.
The videos from Windy City Rails 2009 are now online and free to view. There is over 5 hours of videos from speakers such as Noel Rappin, Ryan Singer, and Yehuda Katz. They include videos on topics ranging from UI design to generating pdfs, to modeling databases.
If you are looking for a way to store your Rails logs so you can query them later, you should check out CouchLog. It is a simple plugin that allows you to send your logs to CouchDB.
Remember, Ruby5 will be released Tuesday and Friday mornings, due to your feedback for consistent, morning releases. To stay informed about and active with this podcast, we encourage you to do one of the following:
RailsConf 2010, the architecture of GitHub's move to Rackspace, Twitter's experience with Ruby Enterprise Edition, and Red Hat's Deltacloud API are covered in this Tuesday episode of Ruby5. Also covered is Validatious on Rails, MonkeySupport, and a reminder to upgrade your installation of nginx.
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 alternative to GitHub, tips on creating Excel friendly CSVs, and how to speed up your Shoulda tests.
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.
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.
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