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Episode #65

April 6, 2010

Phat, Watir, gemspecs, and exception2db are covered in this episode of Ruby5. Also, CSS sprites, the Rails 3 beta 2 release, and delayed job 2.0 are covered, as well.

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How To Write Your First Ruby Web Bot in Watir

Watir, the web browser automation library traditionally used for more thorough integration testing, has recently been re-purposed. Darrin Demchuk over on Layered Thoughts created a detailed write up how to use Watir to create a web bot (or crawler). He walks you through step-by-step automating data collection from weather.com and utilizing Nokogiri for parsing.

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Previous Episodes

Episode #64

April Fools Day, Rails 3 Routes, Bot-Away, JSAwk & Resty, torturing github stats, and more in this edition of Ruby 5.

Episode #63

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.

Episode #62

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.

Episode #61

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.

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