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If your'e reading, you really should be listening. This episode contains a bunch of live interviews.
When you're just getting started with Rails, it can be difficult to get advice or help. Luckily at Railsconf I ran into Chap Ambrose, who created a solution to this problem called the Rails Hotline.
Also at Railsconf I ran into Chris Olszowka who was one of the creators of Ruby Toolbox, the website that tries to sort gems into categories and rank them so you can quickly find the best tool for the job. They recently pushed out a bunch of improved features including improvements to popularity, resources linking, and how active the project is.
Also at Railsconf I ran into Andrew Nesbit, who had beef with most of the existing A/B testing libraries out there. Firstly that you can only use them with rails, and secondly that most of them are difficult to extend and use in different ways. So, he decided to roll his own at Bohconf called Split.
So you have a website and you need to add a blog, but you don't want to use wordpress and you want the blog to exist inside the app. You may want to check out Governer by Liam Morley which uses a mixin and it's completely plugin based.
I caught up with David Heinemeier Hansson to ask him what he was most excited about with the new release of Rails 3.1. Go listen to the interview if you want to know, and then go play with Rails 3.1 RC1 which came out Sunday morning
Mikel Lindsaar's next big challenge is going to be fixing up Active Resource. Everything else in Rails is great for convention over configuration, but Active Resource needs some help. Check out RubyX's branch if you want to give your feedback or contribute, and expect to see this implemented (with any luck) in Rails 3.2.
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Live from Railsconf, we talk through some of the more memorable topics and moments of the conference.
Apple Push Notifications, Asset Hat, Jekyll-S3, Rails 3 with OmniAuth and Mongoid, Rails 3 SSL, and the 1.0 release of state_machine on this episode of Ruby5.
Guard yourself, we Endlessly Scroll through Rails 3, bring the Clamp down on Gimli, and Reverse back to Geocoder on this episode of Ruby5.
On Today's episode we tell you about the Rails 3.1 Beta, the RubyGems 1.8 release, Avdi's Exceptional Ruby book, semantic search with Picky, organizing your models with modules, plugin-a-week's State Machine gem, Cloudist, and fun with Pow, nginx, and reverse ssh proxying.
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