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If you're interested in learning Elixir, but don't know where to start, then elixirsips.com is perfect for you. It's two short screencasts each week - between 5 and 15 minutes each.
ElixirSips currently consists of over 7 hours of densely packed videos, and there are more every week.
Oleg Bartunov has recently announced Postgres' support for jsonb, a binary JSON data type. This should come as great news for Ruby developers, since lots of us choose PostgreSQL as our database of choice. This feature is super new, and it's currently only available on the 9.4 development version of Postgres.
Aslak Hellesoy announced yesterday that version 1.1.6 of Cucumber-JVM has been released. Cucumber JVM is the pure Java implementation of Cucumber, with support for languages that run on the Java Virtual Machine. This new version includes over 40 bugfixes and improvements. The most significant improvements are on the areas of DataTable API, performance, concurrency and Android support. Check out the github repo for a full list of what's changed in the 1.1.6 version of Cucumber JVM.
The folks at TaskRabbit just released Offshore, a gem that allows you to use factories from your central application in another application’s test suite. In addition to that, a normal test suite has factories and/or fixture data and it uses database transactions to reset the data for every test, and Offshore brings this to the SOA world by handling the rollback between tests for you.
Ramesh Jha recently wrote a blog post on how to deploy a Rails application to OpenShift. OpenShift is an open source Platform-As-A-Service solution from RedHat. It's kind of like Heroku, as it allows you to easily manage apps without any hassle, but with OpenShift, you can install it on your server and create your own sort of private cloud.
Ruby Tricks, Prawn Release, How the Bundler API works
Business time features, Rails is half your app, Rake rule tasks, Polymorphism, Hash Selectors and Rails 4.0.4 released all on today's Ruby 5.
Today, learn about the Circuit Breaker pattern from Martin Fowler, some Cucumber best practices, speedier specs, and the railroady gem.
Google's Summer of Code, Test-Driven Rails Part 2, putting the Can in CanCan, building your first Ruby gem, and a Ruby Heroes reminder.
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