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New Relic provides RPM which is a plugin for Rails that allows you to monitor and quickly diagnose problems with your Rails application in real time. Check them out at NewRelic.com.
If you have a Rails application, and you find that Capistrano is just too much for your deployment, you might want to check out a new rails plugin called Inploy. Inploy seeks to make it much easier by using some smart defaults.
Igvita has written up instructions on how to use Nginx and the push module to set up a Comet endpoint, and how to use Ruby to subscribe and publish to it. Comet is a technique that sends out an Ajax call, but instead of the server immediately returning if there is no info, it will keep the connection open, and send the info back to the client as soon as it is available.
Right Rails is a plugin that allows you to use RightJS as a replacement for prototype + scriptaculous in your apps. RightJS is a very clever little framework that follows a lot of conventions that Ruby programmers would be familiar with.
Abhishek Parolkar has created a plugin called GeoMereLaal that allows you to create location-aware rails applications based on the W3C Geolocaton API. You just install the plugin, and then in any form that you want to auto populate with location information, you use a special set of form helpers with names like “street_field” or “city_field.”
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ModPorter and Devise are featured on this episode of Ruby5. We also talk a bit about The Compleat Rubyist and some interesting Ruby questions on StackOverflow.
Gem Bundler, Gemcutter Gem forking, and client side performance are covered in this Friday morning episode. Also, you'll get plenty of visuals and diagrams with the DevIL Image Library for Ruby, the yUML Command Line Gem, and RailRoad Graphs.
Refinery, Chef-Deploy, and CodeRack are covered in this Tuesday morning episode. Also, you'll hear about the GitHub transition from the inside and a little of What's New in Edge Rails.
MacRuby 0.5 beta 1 is released, ResourceLogic is discontinued, and Gemcutter is moving. Also in this Friday episode, learn about Xilence, tips for MacRuby, and nifty screencasts from Teach Me to Code.
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