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NewRelic 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.
This week, Wayne Seguin released Ruby Version Manager as the "rvm" gem on Rubyforge. RVM makes it rediculously easy to install and switch between multiple versions of Ruby on OS X and Linux.
David Bock released new gem this week called Crondonkulous. It allows you to write crontab recipes in Ruby from within your Rails application, which will later be published to your server's crontab when you deploy.
Dan DeLeo has created a great AMQP Rails plugin and published it over on GitHub. It allows you to easily interface with RabbitMQ and uses the AMQP gem by Ruby Hero, Aman Gupta.
The developers of xing created a plugin called FlagShihTzu. It's not a dog.. or even a multiplayer game for your Tamagotchi. FlagShihTzu stores any number of ActiveRecord boolean model attributes as a single database field, using each bit as unique keys. But, the interesting part is that the interface remains exactly the same to the rest of your application.
James Harton released Lockbox and acts_as_lockbox this week. Lockbox provides a simple interface for securing sensitive data by managing RSA public key cryptography for your application. It allows you to define which attributes are sensitive and provides an application-wide locking and unlocking ability.
The Rails Rumble team has selected their 22 finalists and it's up to you to choose a winner. You've got until midnight tonight to get your vote in. Once you've voted, let us know who you liked and why... we just may talk about your project in an upcoming episode.
Mauricio Linhares released a plugin for Rails, this week, which allows you to do master / slave replication. Unlike masochism, master_slace_adapter works in conjunction with the Rails connection pool and is implemented as a new database adapter. So, no monkey patching necessary.
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