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The Frozen Rails conference will be Finland's first Rails conference. It is a single track event featuring some of the biggest names in the Ruby community, including Chris Wanstrath, Yehuda Katz, Carl Lerche, and Pratik Naik. Use the "Ruby5" discount code to get a 10% discount off the already low 129€ ticket price.
At RubyNation, Gregg spoke with Joe Damato and Ruby Hero Aman Gupta who recently released the Memprof web service. Memprof allows you to collect memory usage information from a Ruby process and immediately upload it to their service. Then, you can delve into the memory heap to isolate and solve any memory leak problems.
Magnus Holm has recently released an update to _why's Camping framework. Release 2.0 adds heavy Rack support, which brings Rack::Session and Rack middleware among other benefits. And yet, the entire framework is still below 4kB.
At RubyNation last week, Nick Gauthier introduced his new testing library, called Hydra. Hydra is a distributed testing framework which allows you to not only run them locally, on a remote worker, or even a cluster of workers. It actively balances your tests and allows you to run them in parallel for more efficient testing.
Michael Edgar recently took the time to port the peer-reviewed, open source C++ Boost.Regexp library to Ruby. The hope was that the Ruby Boost::Regexp, while staying API-compatible, might out-perform the conventional implementations in Ruby 1.8 and/or 1.9. And, with his recent benchmarks, it appears as though it has.
The tickets are slowly piling up over in the Ruby on Rails Lighthouse and so, now is your chance to contribute something back to the community. Remember the libraries and frameworks that you use, by and large, are free and open source and they are built and maintained by people just like you. So, if you have the time, please give back; find a ticket and fix it up! The more people that contribute, then the closer we will all get to Rails 3.
Stephen Eley recently released Candy, a simple object persistence layer for MongoDB. It avoids the ActiveRecord-style interface (skipping save and find) in favor of immediate writes and employs a method chaining-syntax for finders. It's licensed under the DBAD license, but you'll have to check it out to find out more.
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Today's episode of Ruby5 is broadcast directly from RubyNation with background ambience. We talk over new libraries like Warbler 1.0, Mysql2, validates_date_time, awesome_print and a few new Ruby websites like Rails Dispatch, Ruby There, and Repopular.
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.
April Fools Day, Rails 3 Routes, Bot-Away, JSAwk & Resty, torturing github stats, and more in this edition of Ruby 5.
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.
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