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Last week, Josh Susser wrote up a short article titled “I heard you liked files” where he questions the community’s use of extension-less configuration and settings files. In short, maybe we should re-think our usage of such files, or at least name them in ways that applications can more easily interpret.
If you find yourself writing a command line application and want to get some pretty out, like progress indication, indention, and more, then check out Command Line Reporter by Wes Bailey.
Avdi Grimm announced last week that he’s making his new book, "Objects on Rails” available for early access. Early access is not free, at $5, but it gives you the book as he's writing it and the ability to give him feedback for the final version. However, the entire book will be free and available online once it's complete.
DHH found himself fresh off of getting married (congratulations!) and last week decided to do something more interesting with his time ... like build a JSON builder, called, well, jbuilder. Keep your _fu's and you _logic's to yourself, because married life doesn't leave much room for creative naming.
Recently, Bazaar Labs released an open source free alternative to DropBox which uses Ruby and Git to allow you to easily keep documents in sync across many computers. It doesn't yet have the super elegant interface, but with everyone's help, it's only a matter of time.
A few days ago, Xavier Noria pushed a commit into Rails master which adds automatic EXPLAIN logging for slow ActiveRecord queries, so this is in the queue for a Rails 3.2 release at some point in the future. You can configure your threshold and just watch your log files to find offendingly slow queries.
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Today, Evan Light helps us name things and we look at an approach to custom configuration in Rails. Then we get voyeuristic and don our capes for a plucky adventure! Can you stand it?
Practicing Ruby Journal freebies, Resque-retry, unobtrusive link_to deletions, testing responsive layouts, ending autoload, and moxy. All covered today, no sugar added.
Lots of Rails point releases (the more the better), Maglev 1.0, Rails Admins, CapHub, Rails 3.1 Subdomains, and OAuth2 are all discussed this Monday along with the release of jQuery Air 2: Captains Log.
Deciding between stripe and activemerchant, early access beta of "Objects on Rails", sparkline graphs in your shell, pseudo-Siri server, cracking md5s, ChuckTestar, and recognition of our fallen colleagues.
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