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Maintaining and synchronizing software translations is a hassle: Rails uses YAML files for texts, but translators do not. linguist changes that by connecting developers and translators. Translators do their work through linguist's intuitive web interface, while developers pull those changes from linguist's server with a simple Rake task. After all, developers shouldn't translate. Am I write? Register now for the upcoming Beta release.
Radiant, the Ruby CMS, has been officially updated to version 0.9. This new release adds support for pagination, setting publishing dates in the future, running Radiant from a sub-directory, and more.
Last week, Jason Goecke announced the official release of Adhearsion version 0.8.4, on the Voxeo Labs blog. Adhearsion is a Ruby framework for developing Asterisk telephony applications. Both libraries are open source and Adhearsion is a simple gem install away.
Antonio Cangiano posted a new round of Ruby Shootout statistics, this time focusing on Windows-compatible Ruby implementations. He tested MRI 1.8.7, 1.9.1, 1.9.2 dev, JRuby 1.5.1, and IronRuby 1.0. And, according to his tests, JRuby is certainly worth more than a quick look.
Concerned that the Rails 3 beta will somehow contaminate your development machine's gem installations? Don't be! Use RVM and start sharpening your skills on Rails 3. The Everyday Rails site has posted step-by-step instructions to get you up and running with RVM and Rails 3, as well as MySQL and Passenger, if you so desire.
So, you've got a URL and you'd like to embed it. What do you do? Well, if you're smart, you don't reinvent the wheel. Instead, you exercise the oEmbed spec and let someone else do the heavy lifting. Embed.ly tracks over 100 domains and properly converts your URL (to YouTube, Viddler, Twitter, and more) into proper HTML embed tags for your immediate use.
If you're in a battle against the bots, drop those CAPTCHA images and get on the simple question and answer bandwagon. It makes people feel smart and it's quick and easy to implement. While the 1.0 does not ship with a huge pool of questions, it's easily extendable and provides both Rails 3 and internationalization support.
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We cover async-rails, an event machine demo app; using factory_girl with Rails 3; Isolate, another gem dependency option; Zookeeper, a gem for distributed computing; Koala, a lightwieght Facebook API wrapper; and Fabio Akita's interviews from RailsConf 2010.
Passenger 3, Hudson, and RVM are covered on this episode of Ruby5. Also, we discuss a video by John Athayde and an interview with Tom Preston-Werner on webpulp.tv.
Netske, Sencha, PDFKit, Sprite, GStore, Whyday, and a couple of good blog reads featured on this episode of Ruby5 with your hosts David Bock and Kim MacCormack.
We cover a handful of libraries and services we learned about at RailsConf last week, as well as lacquer, rails.mx, the results of the 2010 Ruby Survey and more on this episode of Ruby5.
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