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NewRelic provides RPM which is a plugin for rails that allows you to monitor and quickly diagnose problems with your Rails application in real time. Check them out at NewRelic.com.
Steve Richert released a gem this week called "vestal_versions." This gem allows you to keep a history of all of your ActiveRecord model changes in your database. It takes advantage of several newer features in Rails 2.2+ including recognizing dirty objects.
This week, Mat Brown released a Sinatra project called Clickistrano. It has a very similar idea to Webistrano, but is primarily focused on being more streamlined and utilize fewer resources in production.
Alan Skorkin wrote up a blog article on method arguments in Ruby. He covers setting default values for parameters and even goes into using the splat operator (the asterisk).
The Gemcutter service is getting a design overhaul by the guys over at Thoughtbot. Gemcutter is entirely focused on RubyGem hosting and distribution and provides an alternative to Rubyforge or GitHub.
Yehuda Kats blogged about his five favorite things about Rails 3 over on the Engine Yard blog this week. Some of his favorites include an upgraded Gem dependencies architecture, a slimmer ActionController, the new Responder, and ActiveModel.
net-tuts posted a great article on using regular expressions. It's worth noting the high quality of their graphic support materials and it's an interesting refresher or starting point.
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