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This morning, Envy Labs released Code School and Rails Best Practices. Rails Best Practices is the more advanced follow up to Rails for Zombies teaching intermediate and advanced Ruby and Rails techniques. And, if you're a Rails for Zombies alumnus, your credentials should continue to work on Code School.
Simon Carletti let us know about his recent release of Whois 2.0, a pure Ruby WHOIS client and parser. This release represents over two years of development and an astonishing 20,000 lines of code.
XML has XPath, but what does JSON have? Pathy, by Christopher Burnett, that's what! If you've got complex JSON objects that you need to test or scan against, having a short-hand way to navigate the structure is quite useful.
Matt Tanase, the founder of Slicehost, recently released blueprint. Blueprint is software that reverse engineers your Ubuntu configuration and gives you bash, Chef, or Puppet scripts to be able to instantly recreate your system on a new machine. It catches package installs, source installs, file changes, and more.
The team at HarvestApp recently released RankedModel, an ARel-based acts_as_list replacement with an interesting position storage technique. Rather than just storing position 1, 2, 3.. it inserts into a range of 0 to 65000 and does a simple order query. That way, most inserts are just a simple insert and no position updates are required.
Also, the guys at Codegram released their own acts_as_list variant, based on a linked list. It means that inserts are quick, but pagination may be an issue.
If you need to grow out your database tier and are looking for slaves and failover support, then seamless_database_pool by William Harding may be worth a look. With it, you can easily add new slaves to your deployment and those slaves get automatic failover support.
Today's Ruby5 assault begins with a generous helping of slop and a swamp rat battle. It rages on with talk of zombies and cucumbers, static site generation and natural language parsing. Finally we bring it all home with a new way to protect sensitive user data and some fresh-squeezed JRuby.
The Gibbler's Gotcha with her Sorcery, the Zombies Git SHA, and OmniAuth Resolves a new release on this episode of Ruby5.
Goliath, Solr/Sunspot, JSClass, Grapevine, and secrets of REE and Mysql tuning are just a few of the stories in today's iPad2-news-free edition of Ruby5.
Multi-tenants agree: If TextMate got a better sidebar, AJAX were a gem, Twitter rewrote the garbage collector, or one9 made some SESChange, it'd make for one, great episode of Ruby5.
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