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Red Dirt Ruby Conference is a two-day event - taking place in Oklahoma City, May 6-7th, 2010 - that will provide focused and up-to-date content and related training in four of the most important areas of active development in the Ruby community. These are the Ruby language itself, the Ruby on Rails framework, NoSQL databases, and web servers and hosting. We are also very happy to announce that Dave Thomas of the Pragmatic Programmers and Jim Weirich of EdgeCase will participate in the event as keynote speakers.
The XRefresh library by Binary Age, allows you to easily develop your views by automatically reloading your web browser when a file is changed. It runs a local XRefresh monitoring service and integrates with the Firefox Firebug add-on. So, when a view changes, your browser is already ready already.
Ken Collins posted slices from his recent Hampton Roads Ruby Users Group presentation on synchronizing Core Data with Rails. He walks through building a real-world, native iPhone application and integrating it with a Rails 3.0.0 Beta web application. There are tonnes of great code snippets, insights, and pretty darn humorous graphics, as well.
We are big advocates of moving unnecessary processes into asynchronous jobs. Part of that, however, requires making sure your jobs are actually running. Hugo Baraúna put together a pretty complete write up on monitoring Delayed Job with Bluepill, covering installation and configuration, as well as giving your deployment user access without leaving open the keys to the castle.
Harbor Framework is a new Ruby web framework founded on the principles of composition, testability, and consistency, produced by the team at Wieck Labs. It is similar to Rails in several conceptual ways, but unlike current versions of Rails, it allows multiple applications (or "ports") to run simultaneously in a single process. There's good documentation and a getting started script you can follow over on the site.
Sean Cribbs extended last week's write up on 7 Reasons Why Riak is the Merb of Databases by publishing Ripple. Ripple is a Ruby library for Riak, which is built upon the ActiveModel and ActiveSupport libraries from Rails 3.
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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 Les Hill of Hashrocket.
Last week, the Rails 3 beta was released. In this episode, we talk a bit about some of the new features, executables, and support libraries you can expect to find in the new release.
The Caliper and Gemcutter integration, Crisis Camp Haiti, and MacRuby 0.5 are all discussed in this episode of Ruby5. Also, Bundler (Rails 3 beta!), the end of IE6 for Google, JQTouch, and HTML5 examples also made the cut. Also, you'll meet two new hosts, David Bock and Kim MacCormack.
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.
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