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New Relic 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.
This week Alex Sharp wrote up a great tutorial documenting all of the steps you'll need to get the new Ruby Gems Bundler running inside your current Rails app. Then, he even goes on to show how to successfully integrate it in your Capistrano deployments. It's a good way to get introduced to Bundler if you haven't yet taken the time to look into it.
The Inherited Resources library for Rails recently hit the 1.0 mark and José Valim wrote up an article covering two other projects that have evolved from out of it. First, has_scope allows you to map controller parameters directly to your models' named scopes to clean up a bit of your controller code. And second, Responders, which gives you access to several Rails 3 responders (think responds_with) in the Rails 2 branch.
If you have the need to generate a large number of documents, or even just create a distributed work queue in the cloud, then a write up by Sean Cribbs may be just for you. In his recent article, Sean documents how he created a system which generates 18,000 PDFs in about an hour using Prawn, Gruff, Chef, AMQP, and RabbitMQ.
We previously covered Web Sockets and Google Chrome's recently added support for it. Now, there is a new article by Ruben Fonseca depicting how he utilized the Twitter Streaming API with AMQP and Event Machine to push tweets in real-time back to a Chrome browser using Web Sockets.
If you're looking for a way to easily generate an administrative interface for your Rails app, then LipsiADMIN by LipsiaSoft may be just for you. It utilizes the Ext JS framework for generating usable spreadsheet-like grids. It's also open source and hosted over on GitHub.
Last month Jake Varghese started writing a blog series called Deep in Rails; in it, he walks through some of the core Rails code. So far there are five articles in the series, demystifying some of the internals of ActionMailer. It's worth a look if you're interested in finding out Rails's magical secrets or even just want to improve your Ruby Fu.
Last week Yehuda Katz started a series of articles on the Engine Yard blog covering the progress made in Rails 3 one year since the merge. It's been about a year since the announcement and some excellent work has gone into refactoring several areas of the code base, especially around ActiveSupport and ActionController.
Rails 3 routes, Heroku SSL, and Mongoid are featured on this episode of Ruby5. Also, we cover a half-dozen upcoming conferences with open RFPs, 2dc_jqgrid, and ready_for_i18n.
This week we look at Temping and Temple. We also learn some Statistics, check our health with Health Monitor, and we show you how to get Jekyll on Rack.
A Ruby Web Socket server, memprof, and Ohm are covered on this episode of Ruby5. Also, we talk about Rconfig, nanotest, and Thoughtbot's Ruby Community Survey.
Speed things up with Speedy Passenger Deployment, Excelcior, and Rake Compiler, on today's Ruby5. Also, use Rails on App Engine, learn Lazy Rails Commands, and learn Rails from the new Rails Tutorial Book.
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