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Episode #72

April 30, 2010

This friday episode Caike and Gregg visit Dr. X and discuss MetaWhere, Cinch, Stalker, RubyBuntu, text algorithms, and the awesome office dashboard - Sonia.

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DrX – Object Inspector for Ruby

When you’re working in a language as object oriented as Ruby, it can often get confusing when people start talking about the object model. If you find yourself trying to understand the object model of a class, perhaps one which has lots of parent classes, then it might be time to use a little known library called DrX. DrX is an object inspector that uses the Tk user interface toolkit and GraphViz to give you beautiful diagrams of all the classes, modules and singletons from a given class.

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