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Episode #75

May 11, 2010

RDropbox, resque_unit, and Asset Fingerprint are on this episode of Ruby5. Also, QActiveResource, Munin, and Inside Ruby on Rails make an appearance, as well.

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Why Rails Asset Caching is Broken

The current implementation of Rails asset caching, in some cases, is broken. Firstly, many proxies do not cache resources whose URL contains query string parameters, by default. Second, if your application runs across multiple servers, you may be reporting different time stamps for each installation, depending on the server which generated the HTML. However, the Asset Fingerprint plugin by Elliot Sykes aims to fix this by generating URLs based on a hash of the file content.

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Previous Episodes

Episode #74

Wynn Netherland joins Gregg live from Red Dirt Ruby Conference, where we get Analytical about doing test driven sysadmin with my Babushka, additing missing test helpers with Runningman, enjoying the extra speed with Cucumber 0.7, and doing the monster_mash while hacking voicemail, and editing a Tumblr theme with Thimblr.

Episode #73

ice_cube, by_star, monitoring the JVM with JRuby, resque-restriction, jquery-offline, GoogleVisualr, and Ruby on Rails Jargon for Beginners, as well as plenty of witty repartee on this linguist-sponsored episode of Ruby5.

Episode #72

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

Episode #71

This episode sees Jon Larkowski and Stephen Caudill mulling such topics as Action Mailer improvements in Rails 3, the Defender spam-fighting plugin, props to coderpath, Twurl, Markupslicer and Haml/Sass 3.

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