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Jumpstart Lab offers corporate, private, and public training in Ruby, Rails, and supporting technologies. Public classes are constantly being held in Washington, DC, and corporate and private trainings can be scheduled anywhere, worldwide. These guys are not only great programmers, but they're also experienced teachers. Check out their site for more information and to view their training curricula.
Rails 2.3.5 has been officially tagged and released over the holiday weekend. This release addresses several bug fixes, Ruby 1.9 compatibility updates, MySQL stored procedure support, and more. It should be a simple upgrade if you're already running in the Rails 2.3 branch, and you're urged to upgrade as soon as possible as this release also addresses a known XSS vulnerability.
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.
Similar to memcached, Tokyo Cabinet, or Redis, Oria provides you with a large, memory-based key value store. What makes it different, however, is that it's designed for smaller, simpler sites, and it's written in Ruby.
The Amp project aims to pretty radically change the way we use version control systems. The long-term goal here is to allow you to use a front-end interface that you're already familiar with (git, for instance), but in reality, you may be controlling any other SCM (like Subversion, CVS, Mercurial, etc.). And, if you think of git's native subversion interface, the idea doesn't seem to be that far fetched.
We ran into Jay McGavren at RubyConf who was speaking about a project he's been working on - with others - called Jemini. Jemini provides you with a base platform for building games in Ruby. We spend just a few minutes talking with him about his talk.
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The dreamy song in this episode was Travelling Light by Adam Fielding.
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.
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.
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.
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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