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Episode #8

September 8, 2009

The Rails 2.3.4 release and security updates start off this Tuesday episode. We also cover Rails Magazine, memory bloat, Bullet, Fiscali, and a little bit of Ruby 1.9.

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Rails 2.3.4 Released Along with Security Updates

Late last week, Ruby on Rails received a couple of security patches. And, these patches prompted an immediate Rails 2.3.4 release. The vulnerabilities involve a potential weakness in unicode string handling, which may allow an attacker to inject unwanted HTML code into your forms, and a theoretical time-based attack in the encrypted cookie session store. Some issues have been reported with Ruby 1.9, so be cautious when upgrading.

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Previous Episodes

Episode #7

RCov and Pony, with a little bit of Hangman make for a good start. We also cover some Rails authentication options and metaprogramming in Ruby. Finally, what's new in Edge Rails and the Rails Rumble results close out this Friday episode.

Episode #6

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 obeying robots.txt, Snow Leopard, and more.

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.

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