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Envy Labs (the company Nate and I work for) is a Ruby on Rails consultancy in Orlando, Florida. We're an experienced team and we're on the look out for some new consulting work. Want to work with us, then get in touch.
Josep Bach recently released Explain, which is a Ruby library to convert Ruby code into plain English. It recognizes patterns and idioms and attempts to fully describe exactly what's going on in your code.
Guillermo Iguaran put together a blog post recently where he described some of the changes coming to the Rails 4 asset pipeline. Some of these changes include the extraction of the pipeline from Rails into its own gem, greatly improved compilation performance, detachment from ActionView, and a host of new configuration options.
Last week, Ryan LeCompte released version 1.0 of his redis_failover gem. The updates add support for distributed monitoring across Node Managers using ZooKeeper and adds configurable node availability and failover strategies.
Aaron Rosenberg wrote up a blog article showing how to use i18n to write and automatically update a FAQ section for a website. Using this method, FAQ updates require no code changes, have default support for internationalization, and in some cases, the updates don't even require an application restart.
Last week, the team over at Gaslight updated their Backtastic gem. It’s a library which makes it easy to build form-heavy Rails applications using a Backbone.js front-end. It provides client-side validation, nested HTML view and template support, and adds data bindings where appropriate.
The 2012 Rails Rumble judging starts today. There are about 300 entries this year. So, if you’ve got a favorite entry then head over to Rails Rumble and favorite that app or leave some feedback to help the judges find it!
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Beautify your table-building code with table_cloth, comb over your CSS, attend the Brewster OSS launch party, nestle in with nestling, meet the Weasel Diesel and its friend Sinatra, and please start using zsh in this episode of Ruby5!
This week we look at keyword arguments in Ruby 2.0, scaling multiple workers with Workless, testing all the browsers with Terminus, simple attachments with Attachinary, and we peek at the Rails 4 release notes.
The Rails Rumble is on, SHA-3 is chosen, Heroku is moving out of Aspen, Rails 4 features in your Rails 3 app, caring about your code quality, and several other tidbits in this edition of Ruby5.
In this episode we discuss NoPassword, RVM 1.16, Letters.rb, Chili, CIBox, and speeding up your JSON.
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