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April Fools Day was yesterday. We take a second to debunk some false stories circulating through the community.
This helpful little textmate bundle gives you some hotkeys to navigate from your routes helper methods right to your actions and views.
In Rails 3, the syntax for the routes file has changed significantly. Rizwan Reza wrote an article about the new dsl - and its one of the best we have seen. It reads like it should be one of the articles up at Rails Guides.
Bot away is a transparent, modular implementation of the bot-catching techniques discussed by Ned Batchelder at nedbatchelder.com/text/stopbots.html
It has some pretty creative approaches to dealing with spam bots.
Micha Niskin has written two great little tools for poking around restful web services from the command-line.
If you have ever used curl to test a web service, or dumped curl output to a text file so you could tweak it, you should check these out.
Almost too small to mention, but at the same time a great little tweak to rubygems that could become necessity, John Nunemaker has release GemWhoIs. It gives you a whois command on rubygems that tells you some basic stats about the gem you are asking about, because "gem names are like domains in the 90's"
Contribute to a project on GitHub? You should check out this awesome series of graphc from Franck Cuny. Franck took a bunch of data from various projects and the commit history of thousands of people, and created a graph showing the interconnectedness of various laguage communities, various projects, the patterns of contributions from individuals and geographic region, and created something 'Edward Tufte'-sque.
Arild Shirazi has released a simple little utility that simply recurses down a directory tree, including everything it finds. This is useful to make sure your rcov tests find dead code, and on JRuby projects where you have to include a laundry list of Java dependencies.
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Ruby Heroes, Rack::Legacy, ubiquo, and Supermodel are featured on this episode of Ruby5. Also, the Ruby Summer of Code has reached $100,000 and Rick Olson talks LOAD_PATHs.
In this episode, we cover RVM with Rails 3, an env-js driver for Capybara, Faster Faker, Ruby Summer of Code, a blog post about Service Objects, Artifice, Padrino, and Sinatra 1.0.
In this episode we cover the Ruby 1.9.2 release schedule, Sproutcore 1.0, scaling Ruby, Rack::Throttle , WebMock, and last but certainly not least, Blue Light Special.
You got your Maven repo in my Rubygems source! Plus the Visual Guide to NoSQL, sentient_user, Rit, Apple Push Notifications, hosting a CMS on Heroku, and more in this “Won’t you be my neighbor day” edition of Ruby5.
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