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Every time we look at the NewRelic blog they seem to be announcing new features. You can now monitor your applications from multiple regions within the U.S. so you can get even more information on your apps performance for your users. Thats right, availability monitoring now has multi-region uptime awareness! Get it today by going to http://NewRelic.com
And speaking of NewRelic, you'll want to upgrade your gem right away; the latest version fixes a security hole that might transmit database credentials off of your server.
Are you following the Ruby 2.0 news? Refinements is a controversial feature with the hopes of taming the future of monkeypatching. It has some rough spots and edge cases though, and Matz has tried to scale it back. You'll want to check this thread if you're passionate about the future of Ruby.
If you're into Ruby, IOS, Belgian beer, and fine chocolates, you'll want to check out the first Ruby Motion conference, to be held next March in Brussels. And you might get to meet General Burkhalter there in the morning.
If you've ever wanted a domain specific language for printing guitar chord diagrams, Chordy's your tool.
Yeah yeah, ActiveRecord writes most of your queries for you... but every once in a while, a well-placed query can tune your app in just the right way. Here are a zillion examples of exactly those kinds of situations. Bookmark it. You probably don't need it today, but when you do, you'll thank us.
And if you deal with a bunch of country information, check this out. Its an open source database with a bunch of countries, geopolitical regions, cities, and other related stuff.
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Mike Perham is celebrating the 12 Gems of Christmas on his blog. He’s highlighting under-appreciated gems and releasing a new post each day. He’s already covered awesome_nested_set, statsd-ruby, konacha, pundit, wicked_pdf and lunchy.
Observe the Encrypted Sweepers while tracking events and touring MRI as we countdown to Rails 4.
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The Tar Pits of Ruby Research, Random Asynchronous Latency, and Pre-Flight Shenanigans are all on this episode of Ruby5.
Crowd-funded door locks, cloud-hosted spreadsheets, fast key-value storage, faster tests, and lots of concurrency on this episode of Ruby5.
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