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Episode #170

April 26, 2011

It was not such a good_friday after the cloud got it's butt kicked last Thursday, but we're still here to go over some asynchronous job options, a new interactive Ruby...

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Pry – a powerful alternative to the standard IRB shell for Ruby

Pry is a Rubygem written by John Mair which provides a much more powerful IRB-like interactive Ruby console. It's based on SLIME (the Superior Lisp Interaction Mode for Emacs). It allows for in console source code browsing, code traversal, debugging, and real-time monkey patching, not to mention direct access to documentation for both native Ruby and C-implemented methods.

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