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Episode #31

December 1, 2009

Jemini, Amp, and Oria are covered in this episode of Ruby5. Also, Rails 2.3.5 has been released and projects are springing up making use of the Google Closure Compiler.

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Optimizing Asset Bundling and Serving with Rails

GitHub produced a fairly thorough writeup on how they use Google's Closure Compiler in their custom asset compression and deployment setup. They also selectively deploy new asset files based on their modification date, and claim to be able to deploy, "a dozen times per day," with no end-users noticing a down/boot-up time.

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Previous Episodes

Episode #30

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, Bryan Helmkamp, Tom Preston Warner, and Ilya Grigorik about their talks.

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

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.

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