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Considering how many Ruby developers prefer PostgreSQL over MySQL and even NoSQL solutions, it’s a pretty big deal that Amazon announced last week that it now supports PostgreSQL on its Amazon RDS service. As usual with RDS they tout ease of scaling, availability and performance. It looks like Amazon competes with Heroku Postgres on Premium and Enterprise offerings in terms of pricing. They also offer some of the most interesting PSQL extensions like full-text search, multi-language support, PostGIS, HStore and JSON data types.
Yousef Ourabi wrote a quick post about why he likes chruby and ruby-install better than RVM or rbenv. He gives two reasons. Simplicity: chruby is only around 90 lines of code, and ruby-install has built-in dependency resolution when building Ruby. If you’ve ever had errors complaining about missing libraries or headers when you’re compiling ruby, you’ll no longer get those. Yousef also gives some nice instructions showing how to use these tools on Debian 7 and Mac OSX.
Zach Siri dropped us a line last week to lets us know about open sourcing a simplistic shopping cart Rails app. It seems like a good read if you’re newer to Rails and want to do some see some idiomatic code. I suppose this could also be a good starting point if you’re building a custom store for a client.
Christian Pelczarski dropped us a line about a two part tutorial he wrote showing just how easy it is to integrate with a Rails app using OAuth so you could access Quickbooks data. Christian is also the lead contributor to the Quickeebooks Gem, which makes the API integration really simple.
You may test your code, but do you test that your users are doing what you expect them to on your website? Not a lot of developers spend time to test if their users are using their app the way they want them to, and using that data to optimize the funnel. If this sounds interesting you may want to take a read through Matthew Closson’s recent post on the Envy Labs blog. In his article he shows how to use the MixPanel API to track events: when a user visits a page, logs in, or makes a purchase. These events can be assembled into a funnel which then measures the success of a particular path.
Pat Shaughnessy was at RubyConf in Miami two weeks ago where he gave a fascinating talk about the guts of Ruby’s garbage collector, how it evolved over time and why the work undertaken by Koichi Sasada for Ruby 2.1’s generational garbage collector should have every Rubyist jumping up and down giddily. Pat also released a book recently called Ruby Under a Microscope. It looks like a great way to get intimate with Ruby. Like his talk, Pat does a fantastic job of illustrating the core concepts inside of the Ruby interpreters. If you wonder whether that's going to help you write better Ruby code consider the fact that it's not always obvious how to optimize code to play nice with Ruby’s garbage compiler. Pat was kind enough to extend a discount code for Ruby5 listeners. You can use the code EXPERIMENT to get 30% off.
Keep track of your consoles with marco-polo, get a head start on sass with Bitters, smaller payloads with Rack::Deflater, Heroku open-sources its authentication, Heroku Postgres 2.0, and the MotionInMotion screencasts all in this episode of the Ruby5!j
Live from RubyConf Miami Beach 2013
Rails 4.0.1, Keeping your yaml clean, Invoker, DevOps, Angular Rails, and Rumble Winners all on today's Ruby5!
Tear down the Rumble, fear Backbone and Angular, a dark statesman will arise and table_print pronto! It's a darker edition of the Ruby 5.
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