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Episode #324

November 20, 2012

Crowd-funded door locks, cloud-hosted spreadsheets, fast key-value storage, faster tests, and lots of concurrency on this episode of Ruby5.


Inter-Process Communication With IChannel

If you fork a Ruby subprocess, getting its results back in the parent can be a little tricky. The child process can’t pass variables back to the parent, so you have to manually manage an IO pipe. Fortunately, Rob Gleeson’s IChannel gem provides a friendly wrapper for this messiness. It can serialize with the Marshal, JSON, or YAML libraries out of the box, and it’s easy to add new serializers.

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