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Keeping your Ruby projects up-to-date with the latest gems is tough. With Ruby Tracker, you'll know immediately when a library is updated and even see how many of your projects are affected. Get proactive and impress your clients and colleagues.
The Ruby 1.9.2 Release Candidate 1 was released on July 2nd. 1.9.2 brings new methods, APIs, encodings, bug fixes, and speed improvements. Currently, the final release is anticipated to occur in August, however, that's dependent on passing 100% of RubySpecs tests (it's already at 99%).
Jan Lelis wrote up a summary with examples of new Array and Enumerable methods coming in Ruby 1.9.2. Several of them are interesting and useful, like collect_concat, permutation, and combination, and it's worth a look if you're planning on continuing with Ruby development.
On July 4th, version 0.9.7 of Refinery CMS was released. This update adds more translations, has a more refined user interface, SEO-friendly URLs, spam filtering, better caching, and now uses Bundler for dependency management.
A new issue of Rails Magazine was published last week. This new issue contains an introduction to HAML and SASS, Hpricot, and Capistrano, an interview with Sarah Allan, some coverage of RubyConf India, and more.
SimpleForm is a new library from Plataformatec, which Carlos Antonio covered on their blog last week. SimpleForm, basically, takes the HTML out of form building and allows you to only describe the inputs and options. It supports HTML5 INPUT tags (like email, url, and number), and also integrates with Rails 3 to auto-detect validations.
This morning on the Envy Labs Blog, Gregg Pollack posted a video with Joe Damato covering his talk at RailsConf titled, "Garbage Collection and the Ruby Heap." Sounds riveting, I know, but what he covers is pretty incredible and he teaches you the nuts and bolts of the GC and then shows you what you can do with it.
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Updates to last episode's stories on Humanizer and Radiant, Passenger 3, JMeter meets CSRF, Clockwork, Pincaster, and generating config files with ERB on this edition of Ruby5. And Happy Independence Day for our U.S. listeners!
Installing Rails 3 with RVM and updates to Adhearsion and Radiant on this episode of Ruby5. Also, we cover the Windows-edition of the Ruby Shootout, Humanizer, and embed.ly.
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.
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