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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.
Although its been a slow news week on the normal channels we monitor, you might want to go check out the rubyconf hashtag on twitter for the latest scoop.
Formtastic gets a badly needed refactoring, rails 2.x support has been dropped, and the asset pipeline is now your friend in this new version of Formtastic. CSS styling options have been improved too.
In this blog entry by Jim Gay, he steps the the DCI (Data, Context and Interaction) pattern, at least a little bit. He shows how this idea is pretty powerful in Ruby, allowing you to make your models a little more svelt, factor out common functionality, and improve your ability to test your code.
Want to learn Coffeescript? Nigel Runnels-Moss has released Coffeescript-Koans, a github project with a bunch of lessons that teach you concepts progressively, through testing with jasmine.
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Wish Rails 3.1 had picked LESS instead of SASS? Well stop wishing and start bundling! Ken Collins has written a gem that lets you use LESS trivially in the asset pipeline. As a bonus, he has also packaged up Twitter's Bootstrap css toolkit into a gem.
Roger Ertesvåg wrote in to let us know he blogged about his experiences getting the his pipelined assets served up from Amazon's cloudfront Content Delivery network.
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On the eve of Rubyconf we discuss Versioning your APIs, extracting domain models, partial reuse, Two-factor ssh authentication, Ruby timeout woes, Ruby 1.9.3 RC1, and we break the news that all your Rubies depend on ActiveSupport.
Kid's Ruby! Facebook and Heroku sitting in a tree, S-O-L-I-D! Coletivo recommends &Block party with a stripped down Devise! Yee-Haw!
Starting with the International Ruby Standard, we talk about lightning fast zero downtime deployments with maintenance, web workings with Ruby, a video encoding stack, a Cucumber rant, and finish up with unobtrusive Giant Robots (which aren't really that unobtrusive).
Coding Style, iOS Frameworks directory, decorating your models with Draper, mastery of and and or, leaning ruby the hard way, and a new authentication framework called letmein in this episode of the Ruby5.
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