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Episode #342

February 5th, 2013

This episode is all about keeping your valuable gems under lock and key: gem signing, gem stockpiling, gem exploits! Also (and less thematic, but not less important) ...

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Deploying without RubyGems.org

Since RubyGems was down, many applications could not be deployed to production late last week. But there is another way to not depend so critically on RubyGems without bloating your application’s repository by vendoring every gem. That’s the --deployment flag offered by Bundler. Steve Klabnik wrote up a nice piece explaining how to use that feature on his blog.

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Episode #341

Hold on to your butts! RubyGems got pwned. What else is going on this half of this week? Well, a new way to interrogate your arrays, some wise words about random numbers in Ruby, a multi-line memoization technique, asynchronous requests with Thin, and oh, by the way, your CSS is garbage.

Episode #340

Devise security, secure cookie security, JSON Parser security.. do you see a theme? Then there's Mutant, Von, Garelic, Dossier, Split, Inkwell, Social Stream, Faster Rails, and Rails resources.

Episode #339

PartyFoul gem opens GitHub issues for Rails exceptions … GitHub code search improvements … Curly template language … Rails path matching with JavaScript … Twitter’s SecureHeaders gems … Custom RSpec example groups … punch and pie.

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