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New Relic provides RPM which is a plugin for Rails that allows you to monitor and quickly diagnose problems with your Rails application in real time. Check them out at NewRelic.com.
Start your engines - RailsConf 2010 registration opened this week and speakers are being announced. The call for proposals is still open, so get yours in if you have something interesting to talk about.
Speaking of conferences, the plans for JavaOne reborn under the stewardship of Oracle are becoming clear. The call for proposals is open, and this week Charles Nutter encouraged the ruby community to submit JRuby proposals. The JVM is a rock solid, performant virtual machine, and with the number of innovative languages flourishing, this could be the year of the JVM language renaissance.
The net is all atwitter about Google Buzz, and the security vulnerabilites that were found and fixed this week. If you're interested in using Buzz programatically, check out Conor Hunt's rbuzz ruby library.
The RailsMachine crew wrote us this week to tell us their Moonshine deployment and configuration management system has been updated to work with the Rails 3 beta. Built on top of Capistrano and puppet, you can take a Rails 3 app and a stock Ubuntu 8.10 install, and in minutes provision the install with everything it needs and deploy the app to production.
RailsMetrics is an engine that hooks into your application and listens to ActiveSupport::Notifications, and shows you statistics about them. RailsMetrics uses threads to save those notifications in the database through an in-process Queue. You can see charts based on each request and see what queries, actions, templates rendering, etc. are slow.
There is an example app at github.com/engineyard/rails_metrics_example
We run into the 'charting and graphing' reporting requirement all the time, and seem to try a different solution every time. We have recently had some good experiences with the rails plugin for OpenFlashChart, and just learned about Seer, a thin, semantic wrapper around Google's visualization API.
Lets admit it - eye candy sells... and the Quicksand plugin for JQuery is sweet, sweet candy. Check out the example animation, drool, and imagine what you could use it for.
We are big advocates of pair programming. This project from EdgeCase gives you a bunch of nice bells and whistles to add to your pair programming workstation configuration.
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XRefresh, Core Data with Rails, and the Harbor Framework are on this episode of Ruby5. Also, we touch on Ripple, HolyGrail, and monitoring Delayed Job with Bluepill.
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.
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