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Is everyone up to speed on the mass assignment issue at GitHub last week? Good... now go verify your ssh keys are your own and lets get past this thing.
Whether you agree with the Rails core team or not, last week's high profile mass assignment problem wasn't a security flaw in Rails - it was operating as designed. If you didn't realize that, you might be vulnerable to the same problem. the Rails Best Practices gem has been updated to flag this issue for you in your own code.
And if you don't agree with the Rails core team on this issue, or if you want something stronger than an after-the-fact code checker to ensure you're not mass-assignment vulnerable, check out the mass assignment guard gem by Zubin Henner
Bundler 1.1 has been released, including a couple of new commands for managing upgrading and bundling for deployment, and speed improvements so you can waste less time
Font Awesome is a glyph font based on the style of the glyphs in twitter's bootstrap. It includes the font files and a bit of css to use it in your own projects. As mentioned in the podcast, there is also a asset gem version for automatic inclusion in the Rails Asset pipeline.
Mike Pack wrote in to tell us about his article "Flexible Searching with Solr and Sunspot". The article is a clear introduction of Solr and how it fits in your application's architecture, and how to use sunspot - a DSL for describing how you want your model data interacting with Solr.
Yehuda recently published this ruby guide about using Rails for API-only applications.
Kim MacCormack submitted this story about lightrail - a smilled down rails framework specifically for creating applications with no front end beyond json web services.
n+1 queries with acts_as_tree got you down? This gem is the solution to that problem.
Wanna learn Ruby? Like Madlibs? Like showing off your stuff to other ruby programmers? David Davis has a great free site for learning ruby right inside your browser.
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We start out this episode talking about the Github Rails drama from this weekend along with Yehuda's suggestion to fix the issue, MethodProfiler, Ariane, SimpleForm 2.0, and Versionist.
Wizard-ify Your Rails Controllers with Wicked … Edge Rails: PATCH is the new primary HTTP method for updates … The Great Ruby Shootout … Test/Spec/Mini … UnixUtils Gem … Ruby 1.9’s GOTO Statement
In this episode we do the robo boogie all while discussing REE end of life, preparing your app for Rails 4 & Ruby 1.9, Ruby ORM Initialization slowness, Mutation, spell checking in View Tests, and the release of Rails Testing for Zombies.
Gem authoring, Humongous mongodb server tools, celluloid and reel, a hot new specjour, custom rails consoles, and a headless poltergeist in this episode of Ruby5!
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