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Andrea Franz created a good write up on how to test Adobe Flex using FunFx and Cucumber. Using Watir, you can create an automated test suite for your Flex application.
Nobody ever uses the file system in a web app, right? Well, for the few of you that do, it's often painful to tests file creation and deletion, well. This is where the Construct gem, by the team over at Devver, comes in. Construct creates a temporary location for your test files to be manipulated that is automatically cleaned up after your tests have completed.
Earlier this week, Abhishek Parolkar released obey_robots_dot_txt. This gem seamlessly verifies that your Net::HTTP requests all conform to the endpoint's robots.txt file. Any disallowed requests will automatically throw an exception, alerting you that you're being a bad net citizen.
José Valim released Inherited Resources, a Rails library to simplify your RESTful Rails controllers. It follows the same idea as make_resourceful, but implements it much more cleanly and follows some of the Rails 3 conventions.
Reg Braithwaite wrote an interesting article on the reasons why you should be using (and not misusing) the returning method in your Rails code. And, he gets some extra nerd-points for publishing his blog in GitHub.
You may run into some issues and gotchas when upgrading to Snow Leopard. With some of the lower-level changes to the 64-bit infrastructure, there are some things you may need to know if you're planning on making the move. Matt Aimonetti added an entry to the official Rails blog with some information about the process, specifically targeting Rails developers.
Remember, Ruby5 will be released Tuesday and Friday mornings, due to your feedback for consistent, morning releases. To stay informed about and active with this podcast, we encourage you to do one of the following:
Ruby Version Manager, Crondonkulous, and flag_shih_tzu are just a few of the topics covered by this Friday morning episode of Ruby5. Since the majority of listeners preferred morning releases, we're going to try out releasing new episodes on Tuesday and Friday mornings.
In this Tuesday morning episode Tyler Hunt joins me to talk about lots of useful Ruby libraries, talk about his role in Searchlogic, and listen to a little music from _why.
In this episode we talk about gems, gem hosting, learning regular expressions, and Yehuda's five favorite things in Rails 3. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and if you've got any news, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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