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Episode #30

November 24, 2009

Recorded at SFO - the San Francisco International Airport - we recap some of the RubyConf 2009 presentations and even get a chance to talk directly with Nick Quaranto,...


An Intro to arel with Bryan Helmkamp

Ruby Hero Bryan Helmkamp gave us the opportunity to talk with him a bit about arel, a relational algebra library for Ruby. In case you hadn't heard, arel will soon be a requirement to run Rails 3. Ultimately, arel simplifies the ActiveRecord implementation by making SQL queries a class rather than a bunch of concatenated strings.

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Episode #29

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 using mod_rewrite to serve maintenance pages.

Episode #28

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Episode #27

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Episode #26

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