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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.
Davide D'Agostino recently released mini_record, which gives you a way to define columns and properties of ActiveRecord objects in a similar manor to DataMapper. No more looking into your db/schema.rb and help fight SELECT *.
Since we mentioned DataMapper with mini_record, it's worth noting that DataMapper 1.2.0 RC1 has been released. This update brings several improvements over previous versions, including Rails 3.1 support.
Corey Haines travels around the world and runs code retreats primarily at and around other conferences. But, it's gotten so popular, that he's now intending to do a Global Day of Coderetreat on December 3, 2011. It's free, anyone can organize a branch, and anyone can participate. Fill out the survey on the code retreat site to help out.
There are several pre-packaged admin interfaces popping up around the Rails world, and we wanted to make mention of a new on called Puffer. It supports only Rails 3.1, and its primary difference is that it uses a DSL and generated admin controllers, so customizing the interface involves very little black magic.
Robert Jackson recently released a library which, arguably, has a limited but very interested niche audience. It's called Hippo, and its aim is to make HIPPA medical transaction sets more simple to create and maintain. If you've ever worked with HIPPA... then I'm sorry, maybe Hippo can help.
Ruby Hero Steve Klabnik been producing blog articles illustrating why helper methods can indicate poor design and better options available to you. His solution? Use what Ruby gives you, of course... build more classes and objects. They're easier to test, share, and maintain.
Last week, the Engine Yard team announced the release of RailsInstaller 2 for Windows. With it, you can install a full suite of software with one installation file, including Ruby, Git, Rubygems, Bundler, and Rails. This new version adds Rails 3.1 as well as upgrades to Ruby 1.9.2. They also appear to be working on similar installers for Mac OS X and Linux, so keep an eye out.
Under a standard configuration, CarrierWave (and Paperclip for that matter) will tie up your Ruby process while a user is uploading a file. Once that file is uploaded, your server will manipulate it as necessary, then send it over to Amazon S3. Well, with CarrierWaveDirect by David Wilkie, you can avoid your application all together in the upload, and just have your users upload directly to S3.
MagRails is Manchester's first Agile & Ruby on Rails conference, and is being held on Friday, October 14th, 2011. They've got some great speakers lined up, so if you're in or around the UK, you should check it out.
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Ryan Bates has been busy, Letter_Opener, Resque Mail Queue, Rails-footnotes, capistrano-colors, capistrano-exts, cumbustion, and rolling your own gem server on this Sherpa-led Ruby5 expedition.
Rails 3.1.0 has been released! ... Derick Bailey's blog post, "Don't Limit Your Backbone Apps To Backbone Constructs" ... Scott Chacon's blog post, "GitHub Flow" ... RubyGems 1.8.10 security patch ... ActiveConfiguration generic settings store ... Normalize.css ... Steve Richert's blog post, "Simultaneous Capybara Sessions in Cucumber".
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.
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