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If you've been paying attention, you know New Relic is awesome for application monitoring and virtually every Ruby5 host uses it... but did you know its not just about pretty pictures? You can get your performance data through the New Relic API? Imagine how you could create your own metrics by mixing NewRelic's data with data from your own rails app!
Your iPhone knows where you've been, and this program shows it to you. This news has created such a controversy it even made national news in the U.S. last night. In related news, Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley was quoted as saying "If Apple can license Amazon's bogus one-click patent, they should be talking to us before pulling this stunt. We're gonna sue!". No, not really.
Wynn Netherland has taken Nathan Smith's Formalized CSS library and converted it to a compass plugin. Formalized is css boilerplate that tries to make forms look consistent across all browsers.
And Jared Hardy has released Patterner, a compass plugin that lets you make all kinds of pattern images like stripes, hatches, diamonds, zig-zags, etc. You specify the colors and transparencies right in your scss and it generates the image as inline data.
And in all the CoffeeScript excitement this week, Thomas Fuchs has converted the CoffeeScript Conversion for EveryTimeZone and is asking for suggestions to make it more idiomatic.
While most of the web development in Ruby is done with Rails and Sinatra, there's an unknown tiny framework that provides a significant advantage. It was inspired by Rum, a mapper by Rack's creator Christian Neukirchen.
I/O in Windows is slow, but that doesn't stop people from trying to use it for software development, where operations like compiling and testing need to touch virtually every file in the project. faster_require is a gem by Roger Pack that helps mitigate this problem by speeding up the 'require' operatin in Ruby. In the podcast we mention Faisal Jawdat for writing in about the gem, but neglected to mention Roger as the author. Thanks to both of you!
Barney tries to make the sharing of data between processes as easy and natural as possible. Barney is developed to run on Ruby 1.9.1 or later, but it may work on earlier versions of Ruby as well.
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Only by releasing Rails 3.0.7 and TorqueBox 1.0.0 CR1 can we properly http stream, serve static pages, and use CSS3buttons until we Squeel. Just sayin.
Another exciting episode! Build your own cloud! The merits of headless Capybara and exposing your own metrics. Will Dirty keep your cucumber green? Will resque_scheduler work on Heroku? DHH strikes again - with CoffeeScript!?! Stay tuned and find out!
Donate to TryRuby and Pow! suddenly your Unicorn is on HireFire, a Rally breaks out over Peepcode, and all of your HTTP clients go into the Matrix... this is Ruby5.
More upgrades, a handful of cool projects like green-light, postfixer, roar, and sausage, and our usual rundown of top blog entries, this time about testing payment processing, designing restful search urls, and workflows for staging your designers files into git on this Sherpa-led edition of Ruby5.
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