The latest news in the Ruby and Rails community.
This Tuesday we bring you some sound clips from Yehuda Katz, Sarah Mei, Jim Weirich, and Jon Larkowski straight from Aloha on Rails taking place today in Waikiki, Hawaii.
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Sarah Mei has been leading the Rails Bridge Open Workshop project, which contains all the materials needed to run a Rails Workshop licensed under Creative Commons.
Jim Weirich is working on creating a new Ruby unit testing framework which supports uses the Given, When, and Then from Cucumber. Right now he's working on the specification which you can see on github, and perhaps contribute.
Jon Larkowski (with help from his team at Hashrocket) has recently published out the ghostwriter plugin, which allows you to use your Cucumber "Given", "When", and "Then" inside your RSpec integration tests.
Yehuda Katz gave a talk today on the Rails 3 Public API, covering how some of the Rails internals have been refactored to make it much easier to write plugins. A great deal of progress has been made refactoring and improving the code base for Rails 3, and an Alpha release isn't too far off which should help plugin authors begin to upgrade their libraries.
This week we talk about stylesheet abstraction, testing named scopes, and storing logs in a database. Also, the WindyCity Rails videos are out, a new version of Spree has been released, and FiveRuns is no more.
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.
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