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NewRelic just keeps getting better. You can now monitor your instances from an iphone app. How James Bond is that?!?! Deploy today and get a free t-shirt. http://NewRelic.com
Topaz as a ruby implementation written in python. Its primary goals are simplicity and performance.
After a long 'island of stability' RMagic is out with a small patch, largely to fix installation issues with ruby 1.9.3 and ImageMagick 6.8+
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.
Linotype is a letterpress-like game engine for Ruby. Apparently Chris is a letterpress fan and found this fascinating.
The cool kids at Intridea are at it again... this time they've released a glyph font composed of images of all the U.S. States. They fit together seamlessly too, so you can easily use it to build things like the infamous 'red state/blue state' maps at election time.
What a beautifully simple idea. mail_room will sit idly by, polling an imap connection, and will post received messages to a delivery url of your choosing.
Have you ever wanted to contribute to open source, but just been daunted by jumping in? Check out Code Triage... you list a few projects you like, and it sends you occasional issues you might be able to help with. Imagine a world where all the companies that profited from open source dedicated a small amount of their resources to doing this...
Party Foul just hit its 1.0 release! With PArty Foul, you can automatically use exceptions your application generates to create github issues.
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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) we have Homebrew testing, receiving e-mail with your app, and rails style guides.
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.
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.
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