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Fred Wu recently released a Rails Engine called api_taster which gives your application a really nice, visual interface to play with your application’s API. Could be a great supplement to your API documentation, since developers can trigger API calls right there from the webpage it generates.
Hrvoje Šimić (so sorry for slaughtering your name) recently collected a list of several techniques you can use to override instance methods on an object instance by using a module, in Ruby.
This week Hongli Lai of the Phusion team put together his thoughts on rails new live streaming feature, which is scheduled to be released in Rails 4. He basically shows how with the proper support Rails could compete with Node applications for many use cases. He covers the pros and cons of multi-process, vs multi-threaded, vs evented. And gives some insight into how and when Passenger may fully-support this functionality.
Online betting is legal in France, however there are a lot of technical rules to follow if you're going to said betting website. Recently Tech Angels put together a pretty nice writeup on how they addressed the requirements in with Rails and implemented a solution that passed the governing audits.
Tests only go so far when it comes to improper syntax in your many different files. This is where Checker by Netguru comes in. Checker is a gem which you can set to run as a git pre-commit hook, and it’ll check your source every time you make a commit to look for syntax errors in a bunch of different formats.
Jason Lewis recently started writing a series of Rails blog posts on Legacy Systems on Rails. In his first post he uses a mix of the ActiveRecord API and some meta programming to do some pretty crazy attribute mapping onto his application models to work with a Legacy database. Definitely keep an eye out if you're in his shoes.
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We master space and time this week (discussing a book of the same name), deep dive with ActiveRecord which loves blocks, live stream with Rails 4.0, and discuss Team Dashboard, respond_to_missing?, Synack, and Try iOS.
New Rails, how to ride a mountain lion (grrrr), tell don't ask, enums get classy, kickstarting your backend from a CoreData model, and the awesome TodoMVC.
We talk about Sublime editing, implicit gemsets with Bundler & rbenv, really secure HTTPS with HSTS headers, easy graph output with Graphene and Rubies in Gemfiles thanks to Heroku's new Bundler 1.2.0-RC compatible Ruby buildpack.
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