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If you're looking for a Ruby job or for top Ruby talent, then you should check out Top Ruby Jobs. Top Ruby Jobs is a website dedicated to the best jobs available in the Ruby community.
Last week, the Ruby core team released Ruby 1.9.2-p290 as the current, stable 1.9.2. This update brings a slew of bug fixes and even includes a memory leak patch for Psych. There are no security fixes to be found in this release and should be a drop-in replacement for 1.9.2-p180.
James Tucker announced the Rack 1.3.1 release last week. This update fixes Ruby 1.9.1 and JRuby support, improves streaming response logging, fixes a denial of service vector when using MRI, and much more.
The Rails core team is running a Rails 3.1 HackFest this weekend. Several members are making themselves available on freenode (in #rails-contrib), hoping that the community will poke, prode, and patch the RC before it gets finalized. So, upgrade your app, test your gems, write some blog posts, or even submit some documentation patches and contribute back to our favorite framework.
This week, we came across Ray, a library to create games in Ruby with a relatively simple DSL. It's writting by Mon-Ouie and provides some high level abstraction objects necessary for writing game logic and interacting with OpenGL.
Amazon has finally, officially launched their own Ruby library called aws-sdk. It is built on top of httparty and currently supports a handful of their AWS services, including EC2, SimpleDB, SQS, S3, SES, and SNS… not to be confused with SNES, of course.
If you're looking for a simple way to define which attributes on your models should be serialized — like maybe for your API — then check out attr_encodable. It provides white-/blacklist functionality for indicating which attributes should or should not be available for serialization.
When building an internationalized site, you quickly discover that having a translation for everything becomes cumbersome. That's especially true when you've got large blocks of translated text that contains several translated links inside of it. So i18n_link, by Johannes Barre, aims to simplify that for you by allowing to to translate text and links in one, single translation line.
Ruby5 is released Tuesday and Friday mornings. To stay informed about and active with this podcast, we encourage you to do one of the following:
Ruby schedules announced, so lets Pinch, Stamp, Simply bring the Law to Google Spreadsheets. Don't forget to Record your Favorites. It's Ruby5.
API Smith, ck_fu, conditional performance improvements, pt Tracker client, KeyDown presentation system, and Mechanize 2.0.
Call to arms at the Universitas, learn about two-factor authentication, EngineX, Brewdler, the Adhearson console, RABL, and Ruby 1.9 "keep your hash-rocket away from my colon!" syntax issues.
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