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Episode #6

September 1, 2009

Blue Ridge, FunFX and Cucumber, and unit testing your file system interactions round out today's episode - which is obviously a little test-heavy. We also talk about ...

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The obey_robots_dot_txt gem

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.

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Episode #5

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.

Episode #4

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.

Episode #3

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 ruby5@envylabs.com.

Episode #2

Today's episode covers a variety of topics from teaching Ruby as a first language to testing habits and A/B testing to bcrypt. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and if you've got any stories you'd like for us to cover, let us know at ruby5@envylabs.com.

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