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Episode #50

February 12, 2010

In this episode, we take a look at some hot new techniques and libraries as well as noteworthy news from around the community. Also, you'll meet Stephen Caudill and L...

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Contacts Gem

At some point in every Rails developers life, they'll have to build contact importing into a paradigm-shifting social-networking application for niche industry X. When it happens to you, reach for contacts to ease the pain and give you a universal interface for accessing the myriad of backends, from Yahoo to GMail to Plaxo and more.

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