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New Relic is Rails 3.1 ready, and if you have any New Relic questions, from simple 'how to' down to deep technical stuff, New Relic now has 'office hours' with their web app tuning gurus. A live weekly screen chat, you can show up with your own questions and get the help you need.
Not quite news anymore, but considering the relevance to our community, we had to acknowledge Steve Jobs' resignation in the podcast. Thanks for everything Steve, and we still hope to see you at future product annoucements!
JRuby 1.6.4 has been released; it improves Ruby 1.9.2 support, fixes over 40 issues, and includes a couple of other nice features.
Oracle published an article showing a demonstration of using JavaFX from within JRuby. Seriously. But since the Ruby core libraries don't really have an opinion about a standard desktop gui, JRuby can give us several good options - including Swing, SWT, and JavaFX. Ruby has always been an opportunistic language, 'gluing' stuff together for a better solution - if you have the need, this might be an interesting option.
Tom Enebo has used JRuby to create Purugin, a tool for writing minecraft plugins with Ruby. Again, another niche, but what an inspired use!
A few weeks ago, we mentioned Guard on the podcast. Now Michael Bleigh has written a good description of how he uses it in his day-to-day project workflow.
Manageable Content is a new rails-based content management system done as a rails engine... so rather than the "monolithic CMS - please add your own content" approach, you can add it to an existing rails app with surgical precision.
If you've ever done an ActiveRecord query to get a collection then used .each do |object| ... end, you might have aperformance problem. You are creating a lot of ActiveRecord objects, and you might not need to. Valium can help.
Thank the Asset Pipeline for bringing the magic of Sass to the broader Rails community... now everyone needs to learn how to use it correctly. Enter the Sass Way, a great website with tuorials and articles about using Sass.
Have you ever wanted to give your users an interface for facet-searching through a set of ActiveRecord objects and creating a tabular report, or even a csv dump of that data? Check out datagrid.
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We celebrate episode #200 with a killer deal from Code School, while learning about asset_sync, Pakyow, writing Ruby Gems, Six, Scala, DevOpsCasts, and over-trusting Ruby devs.
Command line text snippets with boom, target dead code with laser, blogging with Octopress, getting closer to Rails 3.1 final, SCM gem, and more on this episode of Ruby5.
Roll out the Redcarpet: JRuby has met Jenkins! But, before we Cramp up, we'll Perform some HAML Rendering and more on this episode of Ruby5.
will_paginate 3.0, GitHub Issues iPhone app, the "2011 Rubyist's guide to a Mac OS X development environment" blog post, ruby-debug with Pow, and "Stop Using Backbone As If It Were A Stateless Web Server" blog post
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