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Episode #29

November 20, 2009

This week we look at a new authorization plugin from Ryan Bates, and the latest releases of MacRuby and YARD. Also ruby-gmail, the SimpleDB DataMapper adapter, and usi...

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Rack-Rewrite for Maintenance Pages

The people over at SmartLogic have written a great article about how to use Rack::Rewrite, a piece of Rack middleware, to take down your website for maintenance. This offers an alternative to using Apache's mod_rewrite to detect and serve a maintenance page.

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Previous Episodes

Episode #28

There are several new screencasts being produced targeting the Ruby and IT community worth checking out. In addition, JetBrains, DocumentCloud, and others are still hard at work making your Ruby life easier.

Episode #27

If you are a Windows-running Rubyist, you are going to want to check out the new Ruby Installer. Munin monitoring, Pubsub reading and Hashie objects are also covered. Oh, and spam, spam, spam, spam-blocking with Defender.

Episode #26

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.

Episode #25

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.

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