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Enrico Teotti recently put together a blog post called “Use of Rails Environments”. In the post he gives a quick introduction to the default environments in Rails and some pointers on how to use ENV variables to configure your systems.
Have a URL and need to display some information about it? Open Graph not cutting it? Check out the Onebox gem from Team Dysania. Onebox is a gem which implements "engines" to collect useful, preview-like information from many websites and services.
WordPress provides a macro-like functionality for content writers called shortcodes. And, now with the Shortcode gem, from Jamie Dyer, you can get the same functionality for your application.
Last weekend at Baruco, Matz announced that Ruby 2.1 will sport a generational garbage collection engine and it is expected to be released before the end of 2013. Over on InfoQ, Manuel Pais put together a post with some GC links and benchmark details.
An update to postgres_ext was recently released which adds rank and common table expression support to ActiveRecord.
Roy Osherove wrote in to let us know about his TDD and BDD udemy course which he just released and is offering for free to Ruby5 listeners if you use the link in the show notes. In it, you’ll learn how to go from zero to RSpec, including mocking, stubbing, and other isolation techniques. If the link doesn't work, please try https://www.udemy.com/tdd-bdd-in-ruby/?couponCode=ruby52 to get the class free.
Ruboto IRB on your android, the RailsCasts hiatus, living the polyglot lifestyle, RubyGems 2.1.1, tips on managing the Rails load path, using Yokozuna, and playing games on the ruby2600 all in this episode of Ruby5!
Kochiku runs your long test suites, Scaling Rails at Envato, Passenger on Heroku, Ruby Off Rails, PostgreSQL 9.3, Seeing Is Believing
wow, 400 episodes! Today we talk about a few gems like StringMaster, LocalJob, and Peddler, avoiding the wait for your Travis email, Outpost, and whats new with Jekyll in this RubyLoco-powered Ruby5.
Get your Rails 4 cheat on, let Avdi Grimm boost your confidence, spend less time on bundle install, learn some simple GIS tricks, and sing along about the nano framework that never sleeps.
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