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Episode #343

February 8th, 2013

You got your Python in my Ruby! RMagick news, linotype, a U.S. State font, mail_room, Code Triage, Party Foul, and the voice stylings of your #rubyloco compatriots on ...



Skeptick is an all-purpose DSL for building and running ImageMagick commands. It helps you build any transformations, from trivial resizes to complex mask algorithms and free drawing. In a nutshell, Skeptick is nothing more than a string manipulator and a process spawner. That's all it's meant to be. However, with Skeptick you get quite a few advantages over using plain shell-out or other libraries.

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Episode #342

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