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Sunspot (and Sunspot::Rails) version 1.0 has been released. This comes after several release candidates and community support and contributions. Sunspot 1.0 brings support for Solr 1.4, which adds several new built-in features like multiselect facets, named field facets, and assumed inconsistency.
With the release of Git 1.6.6, git has added smart HTTP transport, giving git much a more sophisticated HTTP interface. So, if you've had issues with git being blocked by firewalls or wanted to access your repository via HTTPS, then this may be just what you've been waiting for. On top of that, Scott Chacon of GitHub released Grack, a Rack-application built to serve your git repositories.
Just recently, Heroku added deployment stacks as a public beta. It can be accessed via the heroku gem, with heroku stack and heroku stack:migrate. This is the answer you've been looking for if you want a fast deployment with something other than Ruby 1.8.6. Stacks currently support MRI 1.8.6, REE 1.8.7, and MRI 1.9.1.
Marco Otte-Witte recently released a plugin called Highlight which is a simple wrapper for the Pygments library. And Pygments supports a large number of programming languages, template languages, and markup. So, if you don't want to embed a Gist, then Highlight is a strong alternative.
In many instances, going for full NoSQL setup may be overkill. And in others, SQL may not entirely make sense, either. So, this is where utilizing both where it makes sense, well, makes sense. Over on Lunar Logic, they discuss how using MongoDB in tandem with MySQL, tied together with DataMapper built a seamless system that brings together the strengths of both systems.
If you haven't looked through the Phusion Passenger documentation in a while, you may have missed how to tune its performance and resource usage. Over on the Alfa Jango blog, PassengerMaxPoolSize and PassengerPoolIdleTime are covered with sample values that may be good for smaller VPS instances.
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#gemsday, Pub/Sub with Faye, Integration testing your CLI tools, VIM/Markdown plugin, Encryptor, Something other than Facebooker, and a look inside the PeepCode blogazine.
Internationalization, Oracle and Tomcat, and QR Codes are covered on today's episode of Ruby5. Also, we cover Frank, Tilt, acts_as_archive, and the SinatraFakeWebService.
Hobo, ExtJS, Google Forms, and Delorians are covered in this episode of Ruby5. Also, we discuss the Ruby Best Practices book and XML generation.
Gemcutter becomes RubyGems.org, Messiah, Divining Rod, Rails 3 generators, Slurper, Rails hosting roundup, and Harmony are all covered in this episode of Ruby5.
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