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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.
Rails 3.1 added support for prepared statements when you database engine supports it which can speed up data response times. If you're not yet familiar with the functionality check out Pat Shaughnessy's post on the topic.
Transmuter is a command line tool by Wael Nasreddine written in Ruby to convert markdown and textile files into html or pdf, or html files to pdf. It even comes with some stylesheets to make your textile or markdown conversions pretty.
If you want to find out where you've been spending your time coding amongst all your projects Watchtower will track all this for you. It only works with Textmate and xCode for now, but perhaps we'll see other options in the future.
Nicholas Henry whipped up an argument this weekend talking about how Rails is not your application. He recommends making a Service layer inside your Rails application's code, separating your app logic from Rails itself. We're honestly not sure this is a good idea, but it's still good to think about.
Recently, Oriol Gual and the folks over at codegram realized that what they liked about Cucumber wasn't really Cucumber at all, it was Gherkin, the feature parser behind Cucumber. They ended up writing their own gem called Spinach which uses the parserand allows you to create steps which are encapsulated so you can reuse them in a cleaner way.
Last week Aaron Patterson wrote up an article about Connection Management in ActiveRecord, pointing out how it's fairly non-extendable and could be written in a better way which could solve more then a few outstanding issues. This may be a preview of what is to come in Rails 3.2.
Code School released Rails for Zombies 2 this weekend! It's not free, but the core engine has been upgraded to have a point system, new interface, and provides hints if you get stuck. You also get a free month of Ryan Bates Railscasts Pro subscription when you finish the course.
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Outro song for this episode was from Rails for Zombies 2 produced by Everett Simpson.
Delegate Presenter, Factory Girl, 52 weeks of UX, Roy, Jasmine + rails, and a bunch of other great content on this edition of Ruby5, co-hosted by David Bock and tom Copeland.
Hide ya kids & Hide ya wife, this episode of Ruby5 includes Local Detector, Memtron, State of the Stack, Rails Logger, and Renee. So can run and tell that, homeboy.
Tales of wonder from today's Ruby5: Github launches a space station and then updates the Code tab. Trade in your rubies for one million yen. Some dancing lessons. Knock back some CORS and earn your stripes!
Here are the remaining interviews from Rubyconf, including Chris Nelson, Steve Klabnik, Xavier Shay, Johnathon Wright, Eric Hodel, and Johnny Tommy telling a story about New Orleans and a guy with a gun.
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