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RubyNation is an annual two-day, dual-track technical conference presented by the Washington, DC area Ruby Community. The 3rd Annual RubyNation will be held April 9-10, 2010, at the Sheraton Hotel in Reston, VA. Check them out at RubyNation.org.
This week Google sent a letter to the administrators of Google Apps stating they would begin "phasing out support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 as well as other older browsers that are not supported by their own manufacturers" starting on March 1st for Google Docs and later in 2010 for Google Mail and Google Calendar. This is beign done to "continue to improve our products and deliver more sophisticated features and performance".
This week gemcutter introduced automated metrics publishing for gems courtesy of Caliper. Using Gemcutter's new webhooks feature, Caliper is notified each time a gem is published. The metrics includelines of code, code to test ratio, code duplication, code complexity, and common code smells. It also shows you how the gem compares against others of similar size.
Crisis Camp Haiti is a multi-weekend, multi-city effort to bring information technology skills to bear on aiding the on-the-ground situation in Haiti. Already the project has produced PeopleFinder, a tool for sharing information about missing and located people, the Haves/Needs tool, for coordinating the limited resources available in-country, RSS feed aggregation of news coming out of the country, and several others. The goal is to create tools that not only help now, but can be reused to aid situational awareness for the next natural disaster.
MacRuby is a reimplementation of the Ruby VM on top of OSX Snow Leopard, providing tight integration with OSX specific features like the Cocoa UI libraries, Grand Central Dispatch, and compilation to dynamic libraries. MacRuby makes Ruby a first-class citizen for writing Mac applications with a native look-and-feel. MacRuby 0.5 is a major milestone in the progress and stability of the tool.
Bundler is a tool that manages gem dependencies for your ruby application. It takes a gem manifest file and is able to fetch, download, and install the gems and all child dependencies specified in this manifest. It can manage any update to the gem manifest file and update the bundle's gems accordingly. It also lets you run any ruby code in context of the bundle's gem environment. This gem release is related to late last night's release of the Rails 3.0 beta.
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Rails_upgrade, smart_cookie_store, and Rack::ForceIE7 are covered in this episode of Ruby5. We also touch on the Jemini screencasts, delayed paperclip, Ruby gems for VirtualBox, and Capybara.
Classifier, ActionMailer in Rails 3, and ActsAsSolrReloaded are covered in this Friday episode. Also, we go over Dirty Associations and RVM. And finally, Nick and Jim say farewell to Ruby5.
Looking back on the Rails 3 BugMash, we cover quite a few Rails 3-specific topics. We also talk about domain page caching, Prowl, and MockSMTP.
This week we look into Cappuccino and Sprite. We also check out the MacRuby Debugger, Websockets with Cramp, Secure URLs, and Migrating to Rails 3.
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