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Episode #241

January 27th, 2012

We weren't timely enough to get the news of the release of Rails 2.3.1, but we are still chock full of ruby news this week! The BitNami RailsStack installer, business_...



business_time is an ActiveSupport add-on that gives you business -time helper methods such as "4.business_days.from_now".

This release adds configurable week start and end (if you're a baker, or live in the middle East, for instance), as well as several other small pullup requests. Further, Chris Wise shared with us an article he wrote showing how to integrate business_time with the holidays gem, so business_time automatically skips over holidays when doing calculations.

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