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New Relic recently released Real User Monitoring, which allows you to measure your page load time (and much more) across browsers, operating systems, and geography, for users across the globe. If you want to see how fast your page is loading client-side, New Relic can now help with that as well. How fast is your web app for your users?
Rails 3.1.0 has been released! Lots of fancy features including: the asset pipeline, reversible migrations, HTTP streaming, jQuery by default, Active Record identity map, and much more! Make sure to read the release notes.
From Derick Bailey's blog post:
When you recognize the need for an object that does not appear to fit within the constructs that backbone provides, don’t force it into one. And when you want to take advantage of backbone’s events, just use backbone’s events.
Scott Chacon from Github discusses their git and deployment workflow.
RubyGems 1.8.10 has been released and it contains a fix for a just discovered vulnerability in all existing RubyGems versions.
From Thomas Mango's blog post:
ActiveConfiguration is a Rails engine that exposes a generic settings store to ActiveRecord models. Made for very configurable applications, it allows you to avoid implementing specific ways to store settings for each model that needs such a configuration.
I bet a shiny Ruby5 token that your current project has a reset.css file included somewhere. Boo! Try out normalize.css for a saner approach to smoothing the browser bumps.
Capybara 1.0.0 introduced a simple feature: naming sessions. Steve Richert shows you how he uses that feature to create Cucumber features that model multiple users hitting your application.
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Do we really have 11 stories in this episode, oh yes we do! Ruby 1.9.3 P1, Sprockets 2.0, new Factory Girl syntax, js-routes, contact us, ruby conferences, and a bunch of Rails 3.1 Asset Pipeline stories.
An administrative Snafu combined with travel to hurricane-tormented North Carolina combined to create the late publication of this podcast. Undeterred, we bring you the news of Steve's resignation, a few JRuby stories, a Guard howto, a new content management system, a few useful tools for dealing with ActiveRecord performance and reporting, and a great resource for Sass beginners and experts alike.
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.
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