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Here are the remaining interviews from Rubyconf, including Chris Nelson, Steve Klabnik, Xavier Shay, Johnathon Wright, Eric Hodel, and Johnny Tommy telling a story abo...
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At Rubyconf last week I ran into Chris Nelson from Gas Light Software. He let me know about Nodeify, a library by Derek Kastner which allows you to use NPM modules in your rails app.
We've covered a great deal of articles lately by Steve Klabnik. Steve is also the maintainer of why the lucky stiff's Shoes library which is about to have a big release.
Xavier Shay recently created this rspec-fire gem which allows you to create test-doubles for isolating your unit tests.
Valuable is a library created by Johnathon Wright, which allos you to do quick modeling in Ruby. It's something you might use to refactor code apart into it's own objects, create a presentor, or for creating models from non-standard data sources (like an API)
Lastly at Rubyconf I ran into Eric Hodel, the maintainer of RDoc. He talked to me about the release of RDoc 3.10 and some of the cool new features like Tomdoc support!
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In this episode we cover the web_steps removal from cucumber-rails, the Letter Opener gem from Ryan Bates, and the official Padrino Getting Started Guide.
In this episode we have five interview snippets from Rubyconf including Matz, Wesley Beary on Fog 1.0, Tim Pease on Logging, Dr. Nic on Threading, and Aaron Patterson on Bugs.
A slow news week thanks to the distractions of rubyconf, but we have a full featured podcast for you - Formstastic 2.0 has been released, we have a good article about DCI, which is causing a bunch of conversation lately, koans for learning Coffeescript, gemstats, using LESS in the asset pipeline, and instructions for serving your piped assets over Amazon's Cloudfront CDN are all featured in this CodeSherpa-led Ruby5 expedition.
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.
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