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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.
The Ruby Installer for Windows project has just hit a major milestone with their first release candidate for the new project. The new installer has a new compiler tool that is incompatible with the older "One-Click" installer, and should provide greater rubygem compatibility.
Munin is able to provide you with all sorts of performance stats, such as information about the cpu, forks, interrupts, mysql, and all sorts of stuff that’s useful to Rails developers. Munin allows you to hook in lots of different data sources over time, such as computers, networks, SANs, applications, and almost anything you can think of.
Michael Bleigh of Intridea has created Hashie, a set of tools that extends the functionality of hashes in Ruby. Hashie includes Mash, which is a hash whose data you can access with data calls, and Dash, which is like a struct that allows default values.
Igvita.com has posted a tutorial on consuming XMPP Pubsub using Ruby. Pubsub allows subscribers to be notified of events in real time through an XMPP endpoint. The examples show how to listen for events on a Pubsub endpoint using either Switchboard, or EventMachine and Nokogiri.
Defensio is a service that is able to flag comments as spam, and use feedback to more intelligently filter content. Henrik Hodne's Defender gem provides an easy to use wrapper so you can make your forms spam-free!
Heard of Redis? In this episode we cover how you can use it in your application and how GitHub uses it for Resque. Heroku Asset Packager, mail_safe, and JSBlogger are also covered, along with why you should use conditionals rather than exceptions.
Bluepill, Restfulie, JsTestDrive, and Clarity are talked about in this episode of Ruby5. And before we close it out, we discuss a bit of Dr. Nic's guide to gem hacking.
Signal, BigRecord, and Mail are featured on this Tuesday morning episode. We also talk a bit about Amazon RDS, Geocoder, and Twitter lists to hit on a few not-entirely-Rubyish recent events.
sinatra_more, IRWI, and WysiHat Engine, are covered in this special Halloween weekend edition of Ruby5. The Riot testing framework and the Fukuoka Ruby Award 2010 are also discussed.
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