Episode 80. Gregg sneezes on my dog in this episode. How messed up is that?

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Show Notes

  • Ruby 1.8.6 Maintenance Transition
  • VIM Ruby Debugger
  • Autotest and Vim integration
  • Scotland On Rails Presentations
  • LA Rubyconf videos up
    • Alternative to Multiruby
    • out of time (mat brown on programming) - Installing alternate Ruby versions as optional packages
    • out of time (mat brown on programming) - A 15-line alternative to multiruby
  • externals - manage your external git dependancies
  • Parallel Specs
    • EngineYard: 5 Tips to Scale Your Rails App
    • 5 Tips to Scale Your Ruby on Rails Application | Union Station
    • RailsLab .:. Scaling Rails
  • CurbFU
  • TATFT Mousepad
  • Secret URLs in Rails
    • RubyTrends
    • RubyTrends
    • Ruby on Rails Plugins | AgileWebDevelopment
  • Dear Railsists, Please don't be obtrusive
  • Family Tree using Graphviz and Ruby
  • Importing Mephisto Comments into Disqus
  • Agile Ajax: Fixture Replacement Comparison
  • Barometer
    • Toronto Ruby Job Fair
    • FutureRuby
    • employment.nil?
  • Ruby Currying
  • UC Berkeley 1 day ruby on rails tutorial videos
  • Ruby One-Click Installer Plegie
  • Injet and the Mandelbrot Set
  • Mac Friendly Autotest

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Episode 79. We mess up a lot but it's funny.

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  • Ruby VM Roundup
  • Blather - XMPP DSL for Ruby
  • Queueing with RabbitMQ and AMQP
  • What to Expect in Rails 3.0 - Free Webcast
  • SMS On Rails
    • Ri_Cal gem for iCalender Integration
    • InfoQ: RiCal: A New iCalendar Library for Ruby
    • rubyredrick's ri_cal at master - GitHub
  • Build Games in Ruby using Rubygame
  • Ocra: One-Click Ruby Application Builder
  • Job_fu - Simple Asychronous Processing
  • Ruby http require
  • Rails Magazine Issue #2 - Rails 2009 Report
    • Rails Testing Frequently Asked Questions
    • Agile Ajax » Rails Testing Frequently Asked Questions — The Non-Code Version » Pathfinder Development
    • Rails Prescriptions
  • TorqueBox - Rails on JBoss
  • Dan Croak's Twitter Search Gem
  • 10 Reasons You Should Be Listening to the Rails Envy Podcast
  • Thoughtbot: Thunder Thimble
  • Fixing Threads in Ruby 1.8: A 2-10x performance boost
  • Fix a bug in Ruby’s configure.in and get a ~30% performance boost.
  • 6 Line EventMachine Bugfix = 2x faster GC, +1300% requests/sec

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Episode 78. Another great episode of Ruby/Rails News. FYI, sorry the audio quality is a little off this week, but hopefully we'll be back up to par next week.

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  • Nimble Method: The future of Rails is Ruby 1.9 - real performance of 1.8, JRuby and 1.9 compared
  • API Throttling Middleware
    • Tokyo Cache Cow
    • Tokyo Cabinet: Beyond Key-Value Store - igvita.com
    • joshbuddy's tokyo_cache_cow at master - GitHub
  • libcraigscrape - Craigslist Scraping
  • Delocalize Plugin for Rails
  • A better progress meter for your Ruby Scripts
  • Http in Ruby with Typhoeus
  • Ruby Toolbox
    • Melt Your Brain!
    • XMPP4R: XMPP/Jabber Library for Ruby
    • tmm1's amqp at master - GitHub
    • ezmobius's nanite at master - GitHub
    • Write a 32-line chat client using Ruby, AMQP & EventMachine (and a GUI using Shoes)
  • Github Pages for Fun and Win
  • Maptimize Google Map Helper
  • Spree Open Source Cart 0.8.0 Released
  • Spree 0.8 released
  • Blue Ridge Javascript Testing Framework from Relevance
 

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Episode 77.

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  • Rack 1.0, a modular Ruby webserver interface
  • Ruby Enterprise Edition 1.8.6-20090421
  • Phusion Passenger 2.2.2
  • D2S3 - Direct to S3 upload form Rails helper
  • Getting S3 and SWFUpload to Cooperate in Rails
  • Domain Specific Languages in Ruby
    • How to add simple Permissions into your Simple App
    • How to Add Simple Permissions into Your Simple App.
    • be9's acl9 - Roles Authorization Library
  • Handsoap - Library for creating SOAP clients in Ruby
  • ParseTree is dead on Ruby 1.9
    • Clearance is a Rails engine
    • Clearance is a Rails engine
    • Tips for writing your own Rails engine
  • Dataflow: Thread-safety in Ruby
  • Ruby Date Class Slows you Down? Rewrite it in C!
  • Install Ruby Rails on Ubuntu 9.04 (with Nginx/Passenger)
  • Rails Sever Setup + App Deployment Using Moonshine
  • Garb: Access Google Analytics with Ruby
  • Diamondback Ruby (DRuby)
  • CruiseControl + git + xcode built

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Episode 73. is subtitled "Somewhere over the Rainbow", but you'll have to listen to find out why. This episode Jason and I are in the same room! As you might expect, much hilarity ensues.

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  • 10 Cool Things in Rails 2.3
  • Haddock Gem - Secure Passwords
  • Scrap - Rails memory logging middleware
  • Rake db rollback to common
  • Scaling Rails in the Cloud SXSW Talk
  • Using Git Submodules for Shared Rails Components
  • Push and Pull Databases using the Taps Gem
  • tekniqal Ruby Screencasts
  • ck_fu environment bar
  • Testing outbound emails with Cucumber
  • harsh syntax highlighter for Rails
  • auto_html rails plugin
  • Ruby script to generate weekly Twitter links
  • Ruby 1.9's String support
  • Help Gregory Brown build RubyBestPractices.com
  • Rails Searchable API Doc
  • Ruby 1.9 or Bust
  • Authlogic 2.0 with OpenID goodness

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Episode 71. TMI Edition.

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  • Riding Rails: Rails 2.3: Templates, Engines, Rack, Metal, much more!
  • MacRuby
  • the Rubyist
  • Rails Prescriptions
  • Red Artisan: Comma, CSV for all
  • How to Get A Job at a Top Ruby Shop
  • Effluxion - JSON Meets Tokyo Cabinet (and More!): CloudKit 0.11.0 Released
  • M4DBI - Models (and more) for DBI
  • faithfulgeek's naked_rack at master - GitHub
  • purzelrakete's mini at master - GitHub
  • Twibot: A microframework for Twitter bots in Ruby / Ruby - cjohansen.no
  • Rails Searchable API Doc
  • Aissac Blog » Member Extension
  • Radiant CMS - Extension Registry
  • Nodeta » Blog Archive » Stopping your Rails application with Phusion Passenger
  • RailsCamp.au 5 - May 15-18th 2008
  • Locos X Rails
  • Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise

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Episode 70. I was going to try and copy Gregg from last week but my dog can't talk yet to do the introduction. Darn obedience classes. Obie Fernandez from Hashrocket co-hosts this week and we have a blast. I hope you all enjoy the show and am sorry for the delay. But it's a good one, I promise!

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  • Riding Rails: Rails 2.3 RC2: Final stop before release
  • Ruby on Rails 2.3 Release Notes
  • Coffee Powered » Powerful, easy, DRY, multi-format REST APIs: Part 2
  • The Merbist » Blog Archive » Merb 1.1 roadmap | Merb & Rails3 news - consulting - training
  • Heroku | How it Works
  • Is anyone using ESI with a lot of traffic? - Twitter's Varnish config.
  • Lark's presentation on Getting Things Done
  • How-To Setup a Linux Server for Ruby on Rails - with Phusion Passenger and GitHub - Hack'd
  • ANN: Rake 0.8.4 Released
  • Dusting off Vlad - Polishing Ruby
  • vlad version 1.3.0 has been released! - Polishing Ruby
  • state_machine: One machine to rule them all? | PluginAWeek
  • Sinatra 0.9.1 released! - sinatrarb | Google Groups
  • Rack::Test released: Simply test any Rack-compatible app — Bryan Helmkamp
  • ZenTest version 4.0.0 has been released! - Polishing Ruby
  • Chocolate Meat Mephisto Theme - The EZPZ Way
  • Managing Amazon EC2 with your iPhone - The Devver Blog
  • winton's ubistrano at master - GitHub
  • Shoulda 2.10: time for a little love for ActionController — GIANT ROBOTS SMASHING INTO OTHER GIANT ROBOTS
  • Step right up, win a $1,295 prize — GIANT ROBOTS SMASHING INTO OTHER GIANT ROBOTS
  • Aissac Blog » Ultrasphinx search extension
  • Aissac's radiant-ultrasphinx-search-extension at master - GitHub
  • roberto's intergalactic_flash at master - GitHub
  • Obie's BizConf

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Episode 069. This week Steven Bristol co-hosts with me, and my son Ender introduces the show (he's 2 1/2).

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  • JRuby 1.2.0 RC1 Released

  • Phusion Passenger 2.1.1 (beta) Released

  • Net::SSH, Capistrano, and Saying Goodbye

  • APIDock in Textmate

  • Spike Revisited

  • How to speed up gem installs 10x

  • Shoulda Looked at it Sooner

  • Atomlog - Rails log to Atom Feed

  • Rails 2.3 Nested Object Forms: Not crazy about em

  • CSS Naked Day Plugin

  • Rails Magazine - Issue #1

  • ActiveRecord Optimization with Scrooge

  • Rails Integration Testing with Integrity

  • Ploymaps Rails Plugin

  • adva CMS - cutting edge rails cms platform

  • Why you should deploy your next app on Ruby 1.9

  • rack-flash - Flash messages for Rack

  • Ruby Best Practices - Sample Chapter

  • Rails Underground 09

  • The Hampton and Steve show

  • Ruby Hero Awards

Case you're wondering where those "Fix it!" quotes were from, it was from a Saturday night live sketch. See here (and skip to the 4:31 mark) and here.

The song from the end of the show is Generals And Majors (2001 Digital Remaster)

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Episode 068. Nothing like starting out an episode with an awkward, poorly received joke.

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  • Building and Scaling a Startup on Rails: 12 Things We Learned the Hard Way - Axon Flux - A Ruby on Rails Blog
  • Passenger-stack | Sprinkle scripts to provision your server quickly
  • Sliding Stats: Rack Middleware to keep an eye on your traffic
  • Offline Gem Server RDocs | Jason Seifer
  • jnewland's sinatra-rubygems at master - GitHub
  • gist: 65615 - GitHub
  • The Rails Way: File Downloads Done Right
  • methodmissing's mysqlplus_adapter at master - GitHub
  • tagz vs markaby/builder/haml/erubis - Polishing Ruby
  • Mundane Essays: Easily switch between Ruby 1.8.6 and 1.9.1
  • is_taggable - GiraffeSoft | Welcome to smarter web app development.
  • enum_field - GiraffeSoft | Welcome to smarter web app development.
  • timeline_fu - GiraffeSoft | Welcome to smarter web app development.
  • javan's whenever at master - GitHub
  • Webbynode
  • Ruby Hero Awards
  • Rails Forms microformat « Trek
  • Official Google Data APIs Blog: Start the Downloads!
  • Spike
  • Mixing Cucumber with Test::Unit/Shoulda — GIANT ROBOTS SMASHING INTO OTHER GIANT ROBOTS
  • Rails Magazine

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Episode 067. Awkward secrets.

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  • Confreaks: acts_as_conference 2009
  • tinyrb - macournoyer's blog
  • Katz Got Your Tongue? » Initial Release of Moneta: Unified Key/Value Store API
  • Coffee Powered » Graceful degredation: Using Gravatar as a fallback avatar with Paperclip
  • irb_rocket: An irb plugin that makes irb #=> result style - English As A Programming Language - s21g
  • Utilize Canonical URLs in Your Rails Applications - Intridea Company Blog
  • Radiant 0.7.0 - Intaglio Release (final)
  • gist: 59130 - GitHub
  • michael galero » Blog Archive » Guide to Rails Metal
  • Struggling With Ruby: The Ruby Proc
  • georgepalmer's couch_foo at master - GitHub
  • Updating A C Extension For Ruby 1.9.1 « Like Dream of Banister Fiend
  • Bitcetera: Regex in a Nutshell
  • Taps for Easy Database Transfers
  • it's a ruby thing—and some other things too
  • Paul Dowman » Blog Archive » Backing up your MySQL database to S3
  • The Git Bell: post-commit → ruby → arduino → bell - Ideas For Dozens
  • Dr Nic » ChocTop - packaging and deployment of Cocoa applications
  • Ruby JobMotel - Ruby web developer jobs
  • 10h24min by José Valim
  • Ruby Inside Brasil: Notícias, links, códigos e dicas diárias sobre Ruby
  • marcoow's reports_as_sparkline at master - GitHub

BONUS

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Episode 064. The awkwardness is sometimes palpable.

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    In This Episode:
  • Katz Got Your Tongue? » Merb 1.0.8
  • Rails Prescriptions
  • collectiveidea's graticule at master - GitHub
  • Ruby Enterprise Edition 1.8.6-20090113 released, thanks to sponsors! « Phusion Corporate Blog
  • Home - Chef - Opscode Open Source Wiki
  • Chef: Suck on my chocolate salty balls
  • DABlog Son of 10 things to be aware of in Ruby 1.9!
  • Sinatra 0.9.1 Released
  • Release 0.8.3 — Mack Framework
  • Why should your hello world remain boring? | CodedLite (A better Mack Hello World Page)
  • %w(Akita On Rails) * 2.0 / The Best Environment for Rails on Windows
  • How to protect downloads but still have nginx serve the files @ Ramblings on Rails
  • InfoQ: Testing is Overrated
  • When Do I Test?
  • Why I Chose JRuby Over Groovy | Vita Rara: A Life Uncommon
  • README at master from clemens's later_dude - GitHub
  • DebGem (beta), Ruby packages for Debian
  • Elad on Rails: Rails and Amazon EC2 - Beginners guide
  • Craft the perfect gem with Jeweler @ Technical Pickles
  • Gems with Inochi
  • simonmenke/gm @ GitHub
  • James on Software: One Line Tests Without the Smells
  • MemcacheQueue: a pure memcached queue « coderrr
  • Ruby Manor - Videos
  • Scotland on Rails
  • Acts As Conferences
  • Bridging MRI, JRuby & Rubinius with FFI - igvita.com
  • Bertg's i18n_action_mailer at master - GitHub
  • GravityBlast - by Andrea Franz » Blog Archive » Web app theme

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Episode 063. Gregg's Back! Matt Damon!

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    In This Episode:
  • The Rails Way: Requests Per Second
  • harukizaemon's restful_transactions at master - GitHub
  • Jump Start Credit Card Processing: How it works, what you need, with Ruby & JavaScript examples
  • InfoQ: New Patches for 1.8.x Fix Memory Leaks And Improve Performance
  • Robby on Rails : Get to know a gem: Ghost
  • Robby on Rails : Subdomain accounts with Ruby on Rails explained
  • message_block: a error_messages_for replacement for flash message and model error handling at Rails Garden
  • Emacs on the Mac (Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you) » Stuff… And Things…
  • kennethkalmer's daemon-kit at master - GitHub
  • Ruby symbols - Khaled alHabache’s official blog
  • harukizaemon's stripper at master - GitHub
  • Drogomir's blog » Blog » Upload progress bar with mod_passenger and apache
  • Lockdown - Lockdown - Stonean
  • SpeakMy.Name » Blog Archive » Action Guide to git submodules (with Rails flavor)
  • git ready » daily tips for the noob to the guru
  • shuber's attr_encrypted at master - GitHub
  • attr_encrypted: Encrypts and Decrypts Your Attributes Transparently
  • Arrow Lambdas, a Ruby 1.9 Vignette
  • David Rupp's Blog: A Gem Is Born: Announcing Gemviz
  • Radarb: A Ruby Gem That Makes Using the Outside.in API Simple | Web Development Blog: Web Development Insights, Best Practices, Tips & Techniques : Viget Labs
  • Custom Phusion Passenger Error Templates | Springy Development
  • RailsTips by John Nunemaker
  • rowtheboat » Blog Archive » Rails with Datamapper
  • Find Closest Mashup Plugin with Ruby on Rails
  • David Chelimsky- rspec-1.1.12 is released

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Episode 062. We have a special guest host this week: Geoffrey Grosenbach of the Rails Podcast and PeepCode! We had a great time.

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    In This Episode:
  • Announcing the Rails Activists
  • modruby.net : mod_ruby-1.3.0 released
  • Configatron 2.2.0 Released, now with Ruby 1.9 and JRuby support! — Mack Framework
  • jeremymcanally's krauter at master — GitHub - A Rails Router in 200 LOC
  • Little Known Ways to Ruby Mastery by Josh Susser | RubyLearning Blog
  • Ruby on Rails Tutorials | Ruby Pond
  • Freelancing Gods: Freelancing Tips via Rails Camp 4
  • opensocial-ruby-client - Google Code
  • Mephisto— Mephisto 0.8.1: Drax relaunched
  • Wrapping a Method in Ruby
  • Local Continuous Integration with Integrity | Morethanseven
  • What good is a flexible paperclip? — GIANT ROBOTS SMASHING INTO OTHER GIANT ROBOTS
  • Towards Rack 1.0 / Introducing the Rack Core Team - Rack Development | Google Groups
  • Mobile Commons » Developers
  • SourceClassifier: Identifying Programming Languages Quickly
  • rubyforge version 1.0.2 has been released! - Polishing Ruby
  • crafterm's sprinkle at master — GitHub

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Episode 061. Happy New Year! I went a little heavier on the sound effects in this one because I haven't done that in a while.

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  • Bringing Merb's provides/display into Rails 3
  • Katz Got Your Tongue? » Dispatch from the Front Lines
  • Scalable Datasets: Bloom Filters in Ruby - igvita.com
  • theIntuitionist's lite-fixtures at master — GitHub
  • The Pragmatic Bookshelf | Mastering Rails Forms
  • thuss's standalone-migrations at master — GitHub
  • SapphireSteel :: The Book Of Ruby
  • boof's column_scope at master — GitHub
  • Katz Got Your Tongue? » Merb 1.0.7 Release Notes
  • irb & script/console tips — GIANT ROBOTS SMASHING INTO OTHER GIANT ROBOTS
  • dotfiles.org | community for sharing dotfiles
  • Mark Tucker's Brainwork: Unit Testing Using Context
  • matthooks's vimeo at master — GitHub
  • Matthias Georgi - Kontrol - a micro framework
  • Agile Ajax » acts_without_database: Leverage ActiveRecord with Non-Database Backed Objects » Pathfinder Development
  • Sanitize: A whitelist-based Ruby HTML sanitizer
  • wvk's dynamime at master — GitHub

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Episode 060. Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! OMFG MERB AND RAILS OMG OMG OMG OMG. And that's going to be in next week's episode! LOL!

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  • Rails Metal: a micro-framework with the power of Rails: \m/
  • Merb Dependencies and Bundler: Conquered! (Screencast) | Splendificent
  • InfoQ: Rhodes Brings Ruby Apps to iPhone, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry
  • Object-oriented sheep, running around in Ruby Shoes [Restafari.org]
  • Sinatra: 29 Links and Resources For A Quicker, Easier Way to Build Webapps
  • Ruby Advent 2008
  • Meet Emacs | PeepCode Screencasts for Web Developers and Alpha Geeks
  • terrbear.org» Blog Archive » Rails/Web App Performance, Part 1 - Measurement
  • JRuby 1.1.6 Released - JRuby - Codehaus
  • Rack-based Session Stores on Rails : Admoo Labs
  • CloudKit - An Open Web JSON Appliance
  • RubyRef: Ruby Documentation on your iPhone » Vestal Design
  • Geokit for Ruby & Rails: home
  • Managed Rails Hosting, Rails Deployment from Engine Yard   |   Vertebra
  • Robert Sosinski » Understanding Ruby Blocks, Procs and Lambdas

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Episode 059. We have a thorough episode this week. Is there something you want to see in the podcast? Let us know!

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  • The Great Ruby Shootout (December 2008) | Zen and the Art of Programming
  • Dr Nic » Future proofing your Ruby code. Ruby 1.9.1 is coming.
  • Web Spidering and Data Extraction with scRUBYt! | Ruby Pond
  • scrubber's scrubyt_examples at master — GitHub
  • Pathfinder Development » Rails Worst Practices: 13 Coding Nightmares You Should Avoid
  • Robby on Rails : Launching Ruby on Rails projects, a checklist
  • Introducing Cache Money « Magic Scaling Sprinkles
  • memecircus - Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Merb, Open Source, Linux, Web Development, Coding News
  • Install Glassfish for Deployment on Ubuntu 8.10
  • Introducing Mint Store a strategic store for merb
  • Bug Trackers I Have Known « A Fresh Cup
  • Phusion Passenger 2.0.6 released « Phusion Corporate Blog
  • GUIfy your Ruby apps with Shoes
  • A Collection of Rack middlewares
  • josh's metal at master — GitHub
  • Mental Paging Space: Rails to Windows Integration - Single Signon with NTLM and Mongrel
  • Riding Rails: RailsWay - German Rails Magazine
  • ddollar's socket-debugger at master — GitHub
  • Rails Magazine
  • Ruby for systems administrators
  • Insider Scoop From the Tutorial Divas
  • The Rollsteady Network » Blog Archive » Ruby on Rails HTTP Basic Auth with LDAP
  • Rails TakeFive - A Conversation with Gregg Pollack
  • Merb Training
  • Acts as Conference 2009
  • [Update]Rails, Ajax, and jQuery courtesy of Wiktor

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Episode 058. I'm back this week after having shoulder surgery last week. Also, I'm on pain killers this episode. Whee! Enjoy.

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  • Phusion Passenger 2.0.5 released; mentioned on live.37signals.com « Phusion Corporate Blog
  • Ruby Enterprise Edition 1.8.6-20081205 released, thank you sponsors « Phusion Corporate Blog
  • Pathfinder Development » Pimp my Rails: Five Plugins & Gems to Make Rails Better
  • hookr's hookr-1.0.0 Documentation
  • Ruby Advent 2008
  • Fitting curves to data using Ruby and the GNU Scientific Library
  • Ubiquity RDoc Search Command
  • Paris on Rails 2008 - Téléchargements
  • Rails templates
  • Logging your model with a custom log « mediapeers development blog
  • trak3r's iphone-rdoc-template at master — GitHub
  • The Merbist » Blog Archive » Merb ♡ Rails | merb news - consulting - training
  • Merb master/worker monit control setup
  • Your customers aren't idiots
  • Object.try
  • Not my gorilla
  • Pocket Rails
  • Shoes 2 Released

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Episode 057. Steven Bristol steps in for Jason this week and does a great deal of smack talk along with finally coming out of the closet (As a JRubyist). Find out what took him so long!

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  • Ruby 1.9.1 Preview 2

  • New Rails 'Blog in 15 mins' Video

  • alter-ego 1.0.0 Released (state machine)

  • The Closet JRubyists

  • Terracotta and JRuby makes JMaglev

  • JMaglev Screencast

  • IronRubyUnit 1.0 Released

  • Merb 1.0 Controller Testing

  • What's hot on Github

  • Github upgrade for free

  • Ruboss - A Flex Framework for Rails

  • Getting Started with Ruboss

  • 10 minute Sinatra Screencast

  • Asset Management for Rails using asset_copier

  • This Week in Edge Rails #1

  • This Week in Edge Rails #2

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Episode 056. Sorry about leaving you without a podcast last week without warning, but we're back this week with a bunch of really useful Ruby tools.

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  • Ruby on Rails 2.2 Released
  • Moving to Rails 2.2 Headaches
  • ApiDock - Now with Rails 2.2
  • Rails meets Sinatra
  • Rack and Rack Builder
  • Shoulda for RSpec is Remarkable
  • Speeding up Rails Development
  • Installing Ruby 1.9 Preview 1 on OSX
  • The Rails Myths
  • Tutorial on hosting with Amazon AWS with EC2 and EBS
  • Professional Ruby Conference Notes
  • Notes from the Ruby Manor
  • Acts As Conference CFP open
  • A Test Server for Rails Apps
  • Pushr, or the application will deploy itself
  • Ruby Networking on Steroids
  • Introducing Compass for Sass
  • Rails Rumble Observations
  • R18n Internationalization Gem
  • Timecop: Freeze Time in Ruby
  • Amazon CloudFront
  • Ramaze By Example
  • Integration tests with Shoulda/Factory Girl/Webrat
  • SPactor

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Episode 055. RubyConf wrap-up this episode. It's also the longest episode ever clocking in at 26 minutes of awesome.

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  • Merb 1.0
  • Meet Merb PDF by Peepcode
  • Merb 1.0 Released So Here’s 44 Links and Resources To Get You Going
  • Adding color to your Merb.logger
  • Merb OpenID Consumer Application based on Merb-Auth : atmos.org
  • JRuby 1.1.5 Released - comp.lang.ruby | Google Groups
  • JRuby on Open Office
  • Ruby on Rails Security Project - The Book
  • Red/Redshift Demo App on Vimeo
  • nutrun » Blog Archive » HTTP accelerator cache purging
  • Creating Filesystems with Ruby and FUSE
  • RSpec should each matcher — Thoughtfolder
  • caboose On hiring Rubyists and Railsers
  • MountainWest RubyConf 2009 dates and CFP
  • Headius: FFI for Ruby Now Available
  • Hungry Machine: How to save 100m of RAM per mongrel
  • #1215 Add :only/:except options to map.resources - Ruby on Rails - rails
  • Binary Logic - Tutorial: Authlogic Basic Setup
  • A major milestone for DB2 on Rails | DB2 on Rails
  • InfoQ: Static Analysis Tools Roundup: Roodi, Rufus, Reek, Flay
  • SimplySearchable Plugin
  • BlogFish: Webistrano 1.4 released
  • Pony, The Express Way To Send Email From Ruby, Bonus: Django Pony
  • You Suck at Ruby
  • Ruby Sparring

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Episode 053. Dripping with sarcasm, awesomeness, and shameless self promotion. And icon ideas.

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Sponsored by 8th Light The Rails Envy podcast is brought to you this week by 8th Light who are the developers of Limelight, a rich client GUI framework which allows you to build desktop applications across any platform using JRuby. Check out their screen cast showing how to build a calculator in 10 minutes.

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  • Riding Rails: Rails 2.2 RC1: i18n, thread safety, docs, etag/last-modified, JRuby/1.9 compatibility
  • Ruby on Rails 2.2 Envycast & PDF for $16
  • has_many :bugs, :through => :rails: Thread safety for your Rails
  • The Merbist » Blog Archive » Merb 1.0 RC2
  • Litany Against Fear » Tales of software development (with a little spice) from Nick Quaranto » GitHub Rebase #1
  • Relevance Blog : Introducing Vasco: A Route Explorer for Rails
  • Fast Substructure Search Using Open Source Tools Part 1: Fingerprints and Databases
  • Ruby on the Interrails: Introducing fuzzy-find-in-project: TextMate-style file browsing in Emacs
  • Introducing Rack::Cache
  • Merb Day Atlanta | Schedule
  • nakajima's acts_as_fu at master — GitHub
  • Louis-Philippe Gauthier - How to use Google Reverse Geocoding from Ruby
  • 10 Awesome Ruby on Rails Techniques to Get You Started - NETTUTS
  • Scaling ActiveRecord with MySQLPlus - igvita.com
  • Ruby 1.9 for Symbian OS
  • mbg notes. Massive Brain Games developers notes - Mysqladmin in Rails
  • New Peepcodes - On Thinking Sphinx and Couch DB.
  • Using Gmail with IMAP to Receive Email in Rails // RailsTips by John Nunemaker
  • Easy Upload via URL with attachment_fu - almost effortless
  • README.rdoc at master from karmi's localized_country_select — GitHub
  • dancroak's webster at master — GitHub
  • attr_serializable

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Episode 051. Another episode packed with the most interesting news coming out of the Ruby and Rails communities. We're still looking for another sponsor for the podcast, so please email Gregg at RailsEnvy if you have a product or service you'd like to market to Ruby developers. Thanks!

The Rails Envy podcast is brought to you this week by Edge Case. EdgeCase specializes in the "teach you to fish" model of creating an application and training your developers in both how and what gets developed. EdgeCase focuses on transparency and agility as well as offers customized training in Test Driven Development, Ruby on Rails, JRuby, and Agile development. Sponsored by Edge Case

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  • shuber's Profile — GitHub
  • Release 0.8.0 — Mack Framework
  • YouTube - Monty Python-Witch
  • helper testing using ActionView::TestCase @ Technical Pickles
  • Asynchronous HTTP Cache Validations - igvita.com
  • Autotest Notifications in Ubuntu with Mumbles « dambalah
  • Can Ruby, Rails Make Developers Shine in a Downturn?
  • GravityBlast - Andrea Franz's Blog » Blog Archive » Radiant iPhone extension 0.0.1
  • RubyCocoa: Store User Password in Keychain @ 知易行难
  • Merbcamp - notes from the edge | Ruby Pond
  • First release of ffmpeg-ruby
  • Ruby Manor
  • pillowfactory.org : "We ain't got no RSpec" - The Birthday Regift
  • dcrec1's restful-authentication-i18n at master — GitHub
  • James on Software: Blank: A Starter App for r_c and shoulda Users
  • the { buckblogs :here }: Coming home to Vim

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Episode 050. We've officially been doing the Rails Envy Podcast for a year now. Thanks everyone!

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  • Thin 1.0 « Marc-André Cournoyer’s blog
  • tog
  • pivotal's desert at master — GitHub
  • :: GIANT ROBOTS SMASHING INTO OTHER GIANT ROBOTS :: shoulda 2.0
  • play/type blog. Workling Version 0.3 Released
  • Shoulda Testing Cheat Sheet | Kyle Banker
  • Codeword: Studios -> Introducing WeatherMan, a Ruby Gem.
  • Named_scope backport
  • Scotland on Rails
  • Load Testing With Log Replay - igvita.com
  • Katz Got Your Tongue? » Merb Master Process
  • The Merbist » Blog Archive » Get on Merb Edge pre 1.0
  • TextMate reigns supreme with ‘Ack in Project’ | eval(code)
  • metautonomo.us » Blog Archive » Easy Role-Based Authorization in Rails
  • Ruby Tools Roundup - The Devver Blog
  • default_value_for Rails plugin: declaratively define default values for ActiveRecord models « Phusion Corporate Blog
  • Rails XLS Revived
  • Scotland on Rails
  • » BaseApp: a quick start for your Rails App Ariejan.net
  • Top 5 uses for Capistrano
  • The Pragmatic Bookshelf | Rails Development for the Facebook Platform
  • :: GIANT ROBOTS SMASHING INTO OTHER GIANT ROBOTS :: Custom Tags in Liquid
  • Fair Answers » Blog Archive » My Month-A-Page Calendar
  • Dan Manges's Blog - Testing Fragment Caching

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Episode 049. I have nothing funny or cool to say here. I'm sorry. But hey! How about Apple lifting that iPhone NDA!

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  • Migration From RSpec Stories — cucumber — GitHub
  • Koz Speaks — Random Musings on Technology: Countries and Controversies
  • Pathfinder Development » TankEngine: New plugin for Rails iPhone Development
  • Coffee Powered » Powerful, easy, DRY, multi-format REST APIs
  • Aimred - Getting The Most Out of IRb With Inspect
  • Rails Rumble 2008 :: Welcome to the 2008 Rails Rumble
  • JS.Class - Ruby-style JavaScript
  • pmade inc. - Understanding Ruby Singleton Classes
  • Pathfinder Development » Rails Performance, Code Metrics, and Locking Down your Application: Tips & Tricks from Windy City Rails 2008
  • Automatic Rails at Slicehost
  • A CouchDB primer for an ActiveRecord mindset | upstream agile - software
  • MyUtil™ | Rake task to transfer a Rails database, say from MySQL to Postgres and back again
  • Great Lakes Ruby Bash
  • MerbOutpost brings MerbCamp to UK, watch MerbCamp meet other Merbists!
  • The Merbist by Matt Aimonetti
  • Can Merb Scale? (Hint: yes)
  • RubyForge: RubyGems: File Release Notes and Changelog
  • Updating RubyGems to 1.3.0 on Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.4

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Episode 048. I admit I had a couple of beers before we recorded this week and it's the most offensive podcast ever. Sorry. At least we warned you and bleeped out all the bad words. Well, most of them.

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  • Ruby on Rails guides
  • Memo-what? - A Guide to Memoization
  • Ruby on Rails Code Quality Checklist - Articles - Matthew Moore
  • scie.nti.st » Making methods immutable in Ruby (or, Death to Monkey Patching)
  • Buci on Rails | My first DSL in Ruby
  • GitHub Tagging Extension
  • PaulBarry.com - Concerned With: Skinny Controller, Skinny Model
  • Adam @ Heroku. Rifgraf
  • InfoQ: Kenai: Project Hosting Built on JRuby on Rails
  • MetaSkills.net Using Autotest For Rails Plugin Development
  • Nikos D.: Ruby & Rails Jobs (in Europe, USA, and worldwide)
  • Extending your irb at ZachInglis.com
  • Multiple Attachments in Rails | Practical eCommerce
  • Rails App Performance Monitoring // RailsTips.org by John Nunemaker

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Episode 047. Witty summary here.

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  • RPM Lite Released
  • MacRuby 0.3
  • Terminator - Timeout without Mercy
  • Panda - open source video encoding!
  • Merb 0.9.7 & New Caching & New Caching
  • Fun with Procs in Ruby 1.9
  • UNA 1.1
  • First Release of Roodi
  • UNA Screencast
  • UNA 1.1
  • Cached Models
  • Bort and Bort with email instead of username
  • South Carolina Ruby Conference
  • The Fail Whale Extension

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Episode 046. Another week of interesting news from the Ruby and Ruby on Rails world. If you would like to see written summary of Rails parts of this episode, Gregg cross posted the content to This Week On Rails on the official Rails blog.

The Rails Envy podcast is brought to you this week by Rails Kits. Rails Kits provides ready made and tested Rails code for you to use in your projects.. Check them out at RailsKits.com. Sponsored by Rails Kits

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  • Rails 2.1.1: Lots of bug fixes
  • Rails 2.0.4 Maintenance Release
  • Exploring the Ruby Interpreter
  • Query memcached
  • Searchgasm Released
  • How to Scrape Websites using scRUBYt!
  • Rails Edge Connection Pooling & Shallow Routes
  • Rails Edge: Shallow Routes
  • Rails Edge: Mailer Layouts
  • Rapid Prototyping with Apache Derby and JRuby on Rails
  • 37 Signals Nuts & Bolts: HAproxy
  • Unobtrusive JQuery from Scratch
  • Neverblock with Rails
  • Ruby DCamp October 11-12
  • Railsconf Europe Coverage
  • Rails Controllers, Views, and Variables

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Episode 045. Have fun at RailsConf Europe to all who are attending and if you're going to the Lone Star Ruby Conf, we'll see you there!

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  • Mack Framework 0.7.0
  • Merb 0.9.5
  • Halcyon 0.5.3
  • Ruby Security Quick Guide
  • Neverblock Mysql Support
  • Capistrano 2.5.0
  • Continuous Integration - in a Box
  • JRuby Server - Zero to Production
  • Typo 5.1.3 is out
  • Typo on Glassfish
  • Introducing RR, Test Doube (or mock) framework
  • Rails Summit Latin America
  • Merb Camp
  • daemon_controller: a library for robust daemon management
  • On the Edge: Rescue from dispatching
  • Demo of Rails 2.2 interationalization
  • Spree Open Source Shopping Cart

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Episode 044. We've decided to stop living the lie and are just letting OS X system speech say all names for us from now on.

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  • Yahoo's BOSS Web Service - Bossman Gem
  • Ruby Hoedown Videos
  • Ruby 1.9 Sandbox on Leopard
  • Amazon Elastic Block Store
  • JDBC Connection Pooling for Rails on Glassfish
  • Neverblock and Neverblog PostGres w/ ActiveRecord
  • whatlanguage gem
  • Scripted GUI Testing with Ruby
  • Agile Project Management Tools
  • RSpec: It should behaive like
  • Drying up your CRUD controller RSpecs
  • Telling a good story - RSpec Stories
  • EnvyCasts - Advanced ActiveRecord Screencast
  • Interview with DHH
  • Rails has Continuous Integration
  • How to fix your Rails Helpers

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Episode 043. What's an Australian Rails developer's worst nightmare? Listen to the podcast all the way to the end to find out.

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  • What thread-safe Rails means
  • Parsing XML with Ruby
  • Conditional Get Support
  • MapReduce with inspiration from functional programming
  • Rails-doc changes to APIdock.com
  • ActiveRecord: Using namespaced Models
  • MonetDB adapter for ActiveRecord
  • Rails Plugin: dynamically_tags
  • Sam Ruby's Ruby 1.9 Slides
  • Ruby VM Shootout
  • Upcoming Ruby/Rails Workshops:
    • Collective Idea is holding a Ruby on Rails training course on August 25-28 in Holland, Michigan for $1495.
    • Satish Talim recently announced the 7th free online ruby programming class. You can register now, and the class starts Saturday, September 6th.
    • October 4th in Austin Texas the Softies on Rails guys are doing a day long REST with Rails workshop. $295 bucks for that.
    • October 14th in Boston, Ma the guys from Thoughtbot are putting together an Advanced Ruby on Rails workshop for $495.
    • The Pragmatic Studio has a Rails studio September 15-17 for $1500, and an Advanced Rails studio November 17-19 for $1700.
  • TextMate plugin project plus
  • SmartMonth Plugin

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Episode 042. I apologize for the delays.

The Rails Envy podcast is sponsored this week by Five Runs. FiveRuns provides Rails developers with a full stack of tools that helps them install, deploy, and maintain their web applications. Check them out at FiveRuns.com. Sponsored by Five Runs

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  • Enumerating Enumerable
  • Multiple Vulnerabilities in Ruby
  • Building Static Web Sites with Webby
  • Quickly Switch Between Rails Versions
  • Faster From XML
  • Dizzy CheatSheets
  • ViewGem
  • Yahoo! Music Battle of the APIs
  • Plugin: Localized_dates
  • Localizing Rails
  • Prawn 0.1.0: Fast, Nimble PDF Generation in Pure Ruby
  • Reliable Ruby timeouts with SystemTimer
  • UW Extension Ruby Classes
  • OEmbed Rails plugin
  • Document matching in Ruby
  • Git deployment workflow

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Episode 041. Short and sweet this week. Like us.

The Rails Envy podcast is sponsored this week by Five Runs. FiveRuns provides Rails developers with a full stack of tools that helps them install, deploy, and maintain their web applications. Check them out at FiveRuns.com. Sponsored by Five Runs

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In this episode:


  • Hyperactive Resource
  • Testing named_scope with Shoulda
  • Hoptoad
  • It's an HTTParty and Everyone is invited
  • Rails:Initial Release 0.1
  • EhCache for JRuby
  • Config Toolkit:configtoolkit 2.2.0 Released
  • PeepCode Rails on Facebook PDF
  • Integrating Design Drafts into your Rails app
  • openSteam 0.9.1 released
  • Get your site indexed by search engines
  • Public Service Announcement: Initializers
  • Free tickets to Ruby Hoedown
  • Hampton Catlin's Ruby Survey
  • Introducing ActivePresenter
  • Phusion Passenger and FiveRuns Manage

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Episode 040. Delayed because of my move. Apologies all around. Thanks for your patience!

The Rails Envy podcast is sponsored this week by Five Runs. FiveRuns provides Rails developers with a full stack of tools that helps them install, deploy, and maintain their web applications. Check them out at FiveRuns.com. Sponsored by Five Runs

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In this episode:


  • Redcloth 4.0.1 Released
  • WSO2 Web Services Framework for Ruby - 1.1.0
  • Merb road to 1.0
  • Upcoming books on Ruby & Rails
  • DocBox
  • ActiveRecord Full Text Search Using Xapian
  • Kawaii - A web-based utility like script/console
  • IronRuby at Oscon
  • Converting a subversion repo to Git
  • PSA: Don't forget about RubyForge
  • Radiant CMS:Radiant 0.6.8 "Incise" Released
  • FiveRuns Manage adds Rails app Health Dashboard
  • Open Flash Chart Plugin for Ruby on Rails
  • Deploying a Drupal Site with Capistrano 2
  • Nginx + HaProxy gotcha
  • Mod_rails and full page caching with a custom cache location
  • YUI Combo Handler Service

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Episode 039. This podcast was done live and in Portland, OR at OSCON, even though we don't talk about it at all. I love everyone.

The Rails Envy podcast is sponsored this week by Five Runs. FiveRuns provides Rails developers with a full stack of tools that helps them install, deploy, and maintain their web applications. Check them out at FiveRuns.com. Sponsored by Five Runs

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In this episode:


  • JRuby 1.1.3
  • Phusion passenger 2.0.2
  • Mack Framework 0.6.0
  • Comparing Ultrasphinx and ThinkingSphinx
  • Mulling over Rails Full Text Search Options
  • Running Applications in IronRuby
  • Resurrecting libxml-ruby
  • Ruby programming is an Art
  • Grab inbound search terms in Rails
  • Mobile_fu
  • EditorKicker
  • The complete guide to setting up Starling and Workling
  • Cookie handling in multi-domain applications in Ruby on Rails
  • Centostrano 0.1 - deprec 2
  • Autumn IRC Bot
  • jQuery Startup (with Rails)
  • timeago jQuery plugin
  • Proto.Menu - Right click for prototype
  • Rockstar Memcaching
  • New on Edge Rails - Nested Model Mass Assignment
  • Ruby on Rails l18n core api
  • PSA
  • Using SWFUpload with Rails

Oh yeah, we were going to talk about is_ratable but didn't because there wasn't much to say. Check it out if you need a rating plugin.

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Episode 037. This week's podcast delay brought to you by a certain unnamed cable company. They're [Redacted]-tastic!

The Rails Envy podcast is sponsored this week by Engine Yard, fully managed hosting for your Rails applications. Learn more at EngineYard.com

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In this episode:


  • Ruby news from RubyKaigi 2008

  • How to get a Ruby Job

  • Insoshi: Rails 2.1 Case Study

  • Testing IPhone Apps with Ruby

  • Clone Pastie with Sinatra & DataMapper 0.9

  • Find tests more easily in your Rails test.log

  • Global Setup In RSpec or How To Add Logging For Specs

  • Rolling a JRuby desktop application

  • The Road to Hell is Paved with Caching

  • Using Ruby for IMAP with Gmail

  • Pretty Blocks in Rails Views

  • Speed up slow Rails development in Vista

  • Sexy Forms for Merb

  • Railscamp 08

  • Public Service Announcement: Don't Forget to Clear Out Your Rails Session Data

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Episode 036. We're trying something new with the first ever Rails Envy public service announcement. Well, new if you don't count the PSA videos we just put out.

The Rails Envy podcast is sponsored this week by Engine Yard, fully managed hosting for your Rails applications. Learn more at EngineYard.com

Update: Call Us! We're trying out voicemail. We may play it on the podcast next week. Call us at 407 409-8440.

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In this episode:


  • Rails Scaling to 1 Billion Views Per month

  • Faster RubyGem Deploys

  • Passenger Pref Pane for OSX

  • Phusion Passenger 2.0.1

  • ShoeFests with Why the Lucky Stiff

  • Merb Worker Background Tasks

  • Holler

  • Shout

  • Make your own IM bot in Ruby
    Make your own IM bot in Ruby, and interface it with your Rails app
    Jabber Bot

  • Subdomain Fu

  • Git remote branches

  • Add Gotchas to Rails-Doc

  • Railsconf, maybe not Vegas

  • DB2 Support for Rails 2.1

  • State Machine in Rails core

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Episode 035. Living on the Edge is back this week thanks to Chu Yeow. Also this week I put together an out-takes reel (which you can find at the bottom of this post). These are a few items that got cut from the original podcast, because... well.. they weren't appropriate. You'll want to listen to the podcast before you listen to the out-takes, or they may not make any sense.

The Rails Envy podcast is sponsored this week by Engine Yard, fully managed hosting for your Rails applications. Learn more at EngineYard.com

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In this episode:


  • Ruby Security Vulnerabilities

  • RubyGems 1.2.0

  • Ruby on Rails 2.1 - What's New

  • All the Jours from Dr. Nic

  • New RubyStack Released

  • Ruby Community Announcements

  • New Rails-doc.org website

  • Rails Inside

  • Rails 2.1 Gotchas

  • 15 Questions to ask during a Ruby Interview

  • Using jQuery with Rails

  • awesome_fields plugin

  • Splunk your log files

  • Upload Progress w/Apache and Passenger

  • Ruby conferences and tracks

  • Living on the Edge part 1

  • Rails Envy Podcast 35 Out-takes


In case you don't get the Yao joke in the beginning here's a link to the Yao Visa commercial.

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Rails Envy Podcast - Episode #034

by Jason on Jun 19, 2008

Episode 034. I hope no one freaked out about the podcast being late like I did that time my girlfriend was late.

The Rails Envy podcast is sponsored this week by Engine Yard, fully managed hosting for your Rails applications. Learn more at EngineYard.com

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In this episode:


  • Capistrano 2.4.0

  • Gem Doc Shortcuts

  • Phusion Passenger 2.0 RC1

  • Ruby Enterprise Edition - Tada!

  • MagLev talk at Railsconf

  • Bind DLZ on Rails

  • Rails 2.1 with better caching

  • Rails based JSON-P

  • Google AJAX Libraries
    Google AJAX Libraries API - blog post by Google
    Using Google Ajax Libraries API with Ruby on Rails

  • Recovering lost commits with git

  • Waiting for a Factory Girl

  • acts_as_taggable_on

  • Writing Macros in RSpec

  • EngineYard Express

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Episode 033. Jason is finally back this week, and we've got plenty of stories to cover! Also, we are now looking for work. If you are looking for some customized Rails training for your team, need someone to look over your code (Code Review), or want to pair program for a day, definitely drop us a line.

Jason's Note: Thank you to everyone who emailed me while I was gone. I'm still going through all of that email but will get back to everyone. Also, I would like to apologize in advance for getting a song stuck in everyone's head. I'm sorry. But I'm also not sorry.

The Rails Envy podcast is sponsored this week by Engine Yard, fully managed hosting for your Rails applications. Learn more at EngineYard.com

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In this episode:


  • Ruby 1.8.7

  • JRuby 1.1.2

  • MagLev
    MagLev - Official site (no info)
    Chad Fowler on MagLev
    Obie Fernandez on MagLev
  • Coding Font Roundup

  • Guide to Mashing Up Remote DBs / Screen scraping

  • Composite Primary Keys

  • Lockdown Gem

  • Classy Inheritance

  • Fu-Fu: Profanity Filter

  • Improving BlueCloth

  • Fuzed and EC2

  • Ruby EventMachine

  • Deferred Requests with Merb, Ebb, and Thin

  • Cry: Parse Trees

  • 28 mod_rails resources

  • Converting and Displaying Videos in Rails

  • Mysql over SSL to ActiveRecord

  • Railsfriend

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Episode 032. Why bother reading RSS feeds when you can just listen to the podcast to get your fill of the most interesting Ruby and Rails news? This week staring Steven Bristol, Elvis Presley, and Fergie. Does it get any better then that?

If you're going to be at Railsconf next week, don't forget about the Ruby Heroes Award Ceremony, taking place Friday, 7:40 PM right before DHH's Keynote. Also if you're as passionate about podcasting as we are, come join us at the Podcast Meetup after DHH's keynote at 9 PM.

The Rails Envy podcast is sponsored this week by Engine Yard, fully managed hosting for your Rails applications. Learn more at EngineYard.com

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In this episode:


  • Passenger on Dreamhost

  • Rails on Rubinius

  • Railscasts Rails Tips Contest

  • Load Balancing & QoS with HAProxy

  • Thor's Hammer

  • Palmist

  • Merb Unity

  • Merb Exceptions

  • Can Has Auth

  • The Narcissism of Small Code Differences

  • FiveRuns Manage 2.05

  • Dynamically Created Methods in Ruby

  • Javascript auto include rails plugin

  • Oracle Enhanced Adapter

  • Living on the Edge

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Episode 031. Steven Bristol is back this week and although the podcast is full of music, we don't actually sing. Seriously, I have no idea how all that music got in there.

The Rails Envy podcast is sponsored this week by Engine Yard, fully managed hosting for your Rails applications. Learn more at EngineYard.com

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In this episode:


  • JRuby Rack

  • DBSlayer with ActiveRecord Adapter

  • WS-Deathstar SOAP walkthrough

  • Business Natural Languages Video

  • Rails iui plugin

  • Cross Site Reference Forgery

  • MonkeyBars

  • Endless Page Plugin

  • Ruby Hoedown

  • Ruby Kaigi

  • Reading a GPS with Ruby

  • Heroku Gets 3 Million

  • Notes from Advanced Rails Studio

  • Poor Mans CDN

  • Community Engine

  • Living on the Edge

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Episode 030. Steven Bristol steps in for Jason this week for this information packed episode. Last week some of our stories got screwed up by the microphone we were using, so this week we're back with extra ruby flavor.

The Rails Envy podcast is sponsored this week by Sun Microsystems, bringing you a complete open source develop-to-deploy environment for Ruby and Ruby on Rails. Learn more at Sun's Ruby Development Center at developers.sun.com/ruby Sun's Ruby Development Center

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In this episode:


  • Rails Docs & Rails 2.1 Imminent

  • Capistrano 2.3.0

  • Webistrano 1.3

  • Metric Fu

  • Wikipedia API Ruby Wrapper

  • Elastic Server On Demand from Cohesive FT

  • Relic RPM by New Relic

  • RailsMachine new website

  • Rails Kits

  • Lovd By Less

  • Block Level Helpers in Rails

  • TextMate Syntax Highlighting

  • Hobofields plugin

  • Newbish Ruby on Rails Link Library

  • Building a Social Network Site in Rails

  • Extracting EXIF Data

  • GitHub RubyGems

  • A Look at Ruby Debuggers

  • Twitter isn't ditching Rails

  • Can Rails Scale? Absolutely!

  • Living on the Edge

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Episode 029. Adam Keys joins us this week because he was in town filming some new videos with us. As always, a big thanks to Chu Yeow, for the edge Rails updates and thank you to our sponsor Sun.

A note about the audio. The audio this week is horrible because of a certain new microphone which we bought that will remain nameless that we will be returning. We'll announce the two poll results next week since the audio got completely distorted for a few stories including the poll. We'll also try and make the episode extra long to compensate. We're sorry!

The Rails Envy podcast is sponsored this week by Sun Microsystems, bringing you a complete open source develop-to-deploy environment for Ruby and Ruby on Rails. Learn more at Sun's Ruby Development Center at developers.sun.com/ruby Sun's Ruby Development Center

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Ruby Heroes: Vote for your ruby hero

In this episode:


  • Agile Web Development with Rails, Third Edition
  • git-me-up
  • Ezra puts Rails on Rack
  • Picolena 0.1.6
  • Feather, a Merb Blogging Engine
  • Bowled over by Ruby Cocoa
  • Slapp: A simple chat wall Merb Tutorial

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Episode 028. We're using a slightly different mic setup this week which is why the audio may sound a little different. As always, a big thanks to Chu Yeow, for the edge Rails updates and thank you to our sponsor Sun.

The Rails Envy podcast is sponsored this week by Sun Microsystems, bringing you a complete open source develop-to-deploy environment for Ruby and Ruby on Rails. Learn more at Sun's Ruby Development Center at developers.sun.com/ruby Sun's Ruby Development Center

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Ruby Heroes: Vote for your ruby hero

In this episode:


  • Ruby 1.8.7 pr 1
    Post at Ruby Forum
    Changelog
  • Ruby Hero Awards - Update on the podcast
  • Live Validation
    Livevalidation.com - For the javascript
    Live validation Rails plugin
  • Automatically migrate your database
  • Ruport: Business Reporting for Ruby
  • Seed-Fu
  • Open Source Rails
  • Scout App - Now open to the public
  • Mollom - Spam filtering (Gem)
  • Migrating to Ruby 1.9 by Bruce Williams
  • Lone Star Ruby Conf
  • Git Notes
    Git Textmate Bundle
    Git branch in your bash prompt
  • Deferred requests with erb, ebb, and thin

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Episode 027. In this episode, Gregg and I make wildly inaccurate assumptions about the Rails community based on our poll last week. As always, a big thanks to Chu Yeow, for the edge Rails updates and thank you to our sponsor Sun.

The Rails Envy podcast is sponsored this week by Sun Microsystems, bringing you a complete open source develop-to-deploy environment for Ruby and Ruby on Rails. Learn more at Sun's Ruby Development Center at developers.sun.com/ruby Sun's Ruby Development Center

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Ruby Heroes: Vote for your ruby hero

In this episode:


  • Rails Core is now on Github
  • Phusion Passenger Released
    Mod Rails
    Setup mod_rails on Leopard
  • Rubyflow
  • Timezone support in Rails 2.1
  • Libraries in Ruby 1.9
  • Merbivore gets a wiki
  • Mini Template Language Review
  • Thinking Sphinx Reborn
  • Masquerade - Rails based OpenID Server
  • Rails schema browser plugin: proof of concept
  • Gem Updates
    Tmail updated to 1.2.3
    Memcahed 0.9
    RDoc 2.0.0

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Episode 026. I'm back. Thanks a lot to Steve Bristol for sitting in while I was gone and to Gregg for doing the data gathering, recording, and post production. As always, a big thanks to Chu Yeow, for the edge Rails updates and thank you to our sponsor Viget Labs.

The Rails Envy Podcast is sponsored this week by Morph Labs, which recently released a service to simplify the deployment, delivery, and management of Ruby on Rails applications. Morph Exchange This fully serviced rockin’ platform offers you instant provisioning, elastic scaling, daily billing, 24/7 monitoring, backups and a lot more than just managed Rails hosting. With a subscription service starting at $1 per day, how can you resist? Visit www.morphexchange.com for complete details.

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In this episode:


  • Rails core is moving to Git
  • JRuby 1.1 Released
  • Slick or Slack?
  • Easy Rails Docs
  • Queso – Sitemap Plugin
  • RubyAMP Textmate Bundle
  • Log Buddy
  • Ruby Facets 2.4.1 released
  • Action Messenger
  • Pastie Packer
  • Simple Pages in Rails
    Josh Susser: Simple Pages in Rails
    Giant Robots Smashing in to other Giant Robots: Static Pages for the Enterprise
    Comatose Plugin

  • Really simple git deployment with Vlad
  • Admin Plugin Reviews
  • Conditional assignment operator

Bonus: Drink Brawndo.

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Episode 025. Jason took another week off so I'm joined once again by Steven Bristol. As always, a big thanks to Chu Yeow for the edge Rails updates.

The Rails Envy Podcast is sponsored this week by Morph Labs, which recently released a service to simplify the deployment, delivery, and management of Ruby on Rails applications. Morph Exchange This fully serviced rockin’ platform offers you instant provisioning, elastic scaling, daily billing, 24/7 monitoring, backups and a lot more than just managed Rails hosting. With a subscription service starting at $1 per day, how can you resist? Visit www.morphexchange.com for complete details.

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In this episode:


  • RubyGems Release 1.1.0

    InfoQ interview with Eric Hodel

  • Rubyizumi

  • Ruby Developer Center

  • HotRuby

  • MountainWest Rubyconf 2008

  • Creating a new rails app shouldn't be boring

  • HowTo git and github

  • Gemify just got useful again

  • Sign up forms must die

  • Boost your Rails Controller param[:fu]

  • Sustainable Development in Ruby Part 1

  • Amazon EC2 new features

  • Living on the Edge

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Episode 024. This week Jason takes a week off and I'm joined by Steven Bristol. As always, a big thanks to Chu Yeow for the edge Rails updates.

Halogen Guides The Rails Envy Podcast is sponsored this week by Halogen Guides. For world-wide vacation home alternatives check out Halogen Guides Real Estate, for the insider's guide to private aviation see Halogen Guies Jets, and for the best in 5-star travel deals see Halogen Guides Travel.

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In this episode:


  • Phusion Pasesenger (mod_rails)

  • Ruby as an applescript replacement

  • JRuby 1.1 RC3 Released

  • Big name companies using Ruby on Rails

  • Speeding up gem on OSX Leopard

  • For attaching files, use Paperclip

  • Building a Better Ruby

  • Google AJAX Language API

  • Protosafe

  • Git-Style Automatic Paging in Ruby

  • SMS Fu

  • Cruise Control Progress Charts

  • Living on the Edge

Lastly, you may have noticed some beeps separating some of the stories this week. I figured this might make things sound a little less abrupt when we start on the next story, let me know if you have any feedback (like/dislike).

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Episode 023. As always, a big thanks to Chu Yeow, for the edge Rails updates and thank you to our sponsor Viget Labs.

Viget Labs The Rails Envy Podcast is sponsored by Viget Labs. Viget is a web consulting & development firm based outside of Washington, DC with another office in Durham. Since 1999 they've been working with start-ups like Squidoo and ODEO. They're hiring Rails developers, so meet them at RailsConf or check them out at viget.com.

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In this episode:


  • rAtom 0.2.1 Gem released

  • RadRails 1.0 Release

  • TextMate for Rails 2 Peepcode

  • RSpactor

  • Using Cells to bring re-use to your Rails views

  • Rails Search Benchmarks

  • InLine

  • Ruby Mendicant

  • Yahoo Fire Eagle

  • Google Sitemaps

  • memcached dogpile effect

  • can_flag plugin released

  • MetaProgramming Logger

  • Doodle

  • Lovd By Less

  • Use attr_protected or we will hack you

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Episode 22. As always, a big thanks to Chu Yeow, for the edge Rails updates and thank you to our sponsor Corpedia.

Viget Labs The Rails Envy Podcast is sponsored by Viget Labs. Viget is a web consulting & development firm based outside of Washington, DC with another office in Durham. Since 1999 they've been working with start-ups like Squidoo and ODEO. They're hiring Rails developers, so meet them at RailsConf or check them out at viget.com.

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In this episode:


  • Merb 0.9.1

  • Merb Peepcode

  • JRubyStack

  • MacRuby

  • Cleanly Migrate your Subversion Repo to Git

  • Migration Concordance

  • How to avoid a disastrous launch

  • Ultrasphinx

  • Acts_as_sphinx + Tests

  • Campfire messages in Growl

  • Make Campfire growl your name only

  • Google Contacts API

  • Mack Framework

  • Write your typo posts in Haml

  • JavaInline

  • Mephisto + Defensio

  • The Steve and Obie Show

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Episode 21. As always, a big thanks to Chu Yeow, for the edge Rails updates and thank you to our sponsor Corpedia.

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In this episode:


  • Developing Rails Applications on Mac OS X Leopard

  • Capistrano 2.2 Released

  • Installing Ruby & Friends on Mac OSX Leopard

  • Google Maps Static API Gem Released

  • Count vs Length vs Size

  • Ruby Tarantula

  • Try()

  • Replace method_missing with dynamic method definitions

  • Sharing code between ActiveRecord Models

  • Ebb Web Server

  • Riding the Waves of a new Ruby Web Framework

  • Custom Textile Tags

  • Building a Website with Webby

  • Open classes: (1..100).inject(&:+)

  • A detailed explination of Ruby’s Symbol#to_proc

  • Philly Emerging Tech Conference

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Episode 20. Info on JRuby, Deploying Rails Applications, Matz' tech talk, the new git bundle for TextMate, some tutorials, a though-provoking post by Jay Fields, and some great information on scaling. As always, a big thanks to Chu Yeow for the edge Rails updates.

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In this episode:


  • Deploying Rails Applications book complete!
    The “Deploying Rails Applications” book by Ezra Zygmuntowicz, Bruce Tate, and Clinton Begin is now complete. It’s been available as a beta book for a few months now, but this final release includes a chapter on Apache and Nginx scaling, setting up your own XEN installation, and setting up Mysql Master Slave, and Master Master replicated databases.

  • Google Tech Talk with Matz
    Google put up a tech talk from Matz on YouTube. Matz explains the different versions of Ruby and goes in to Ruby 1.9 quite a bit. It’s about 50 minutes and he gives some really interesting info out.

  • Thomas Enebo's Announcement of JRuby 1.1 RC2
    Charlie Nutter on the new release and what's next
    Last saturday Thomas Enebo announced the release of JRuby 1.1 RC 2, which represents a focus on speed and refinement. With this release most benchmarks are pretty close or are sometimes faster then Ruby 1.9, it also reduced overall memory usage.

  • Rush, the Ruby Shell
    Two weeks ago we talked about Heroku, the web application that allows you to code and deploy rails applications without doing any configuration. Adam Wiggen of the Heroku team just released Rush, a replacement for bash and ssh which uses Ruby syntax.

  • Farm work to EC2 using processor_pool and Sinatra
    Last week Ari Lerner on the CitrusByte blog posted an awesome tutorial about how to offload image processing onto an EC2 cloud with an S3 storage back-end using Sinatra with the processor pool gem.

  • Rails Messaging Tutorial
    If you ever find yourself coding up a web application with a user messaging system, you should definitely check out the Rails Messaging Tutorial by NovaWave Solutions. This tutorial does a good job of getting you started on the right foot with several specifications that aren’t really intuitive from the get go. It’s also a great read if you’re new to rails and you want to read someone else’s code to improve.

  • Biggest Rails App
    Last week we talked about a Rails website that is getting 100 million page views a month. Well, we found one that takes more, and this one isn’t using any page caching. “Friends For Sale” is a facbook application written in Rails, and is currently receiving 300 Million page views/month.

  • Git Bundle for Textmate
    If you’re starting to use git and you already use Textmate you may want to pickup the new and improved Git bundle released last week.

  • Learn Git 10 Different Ways
    While we’re on the topic of Git, Rob Sanheim put up a blog post titled “Learn Git 10 Different Ways” which, contrary to what you might thing, links you to 10 different resources for learning git.

  • Skinny Request, Fat Backend
    Eric Allam, a fellow Orlando Ruby programmer wrote up a really interesting article last week entitled "Skinny Request, Fat Backend." The article explains why it’s important that as rails developers we keep our requests as skinny as possible, because of how rails locks every time a request comes in. By using cache columns, ensuring calls to web services don’t timeout, offloading image manipulation and sending emails, and lastly he gives an example of how to isolate a controller action outside of rails by creating a small Rack app which uses thin.

  • El Dorado – Community Web Application
    You know how PHP has all of those community systems.. with a message board, events, files, and user system? Now Ruby has something similar called “El Dorado” which is perfect if you need to throw together a website to communicate with your friends, or maybe even for your Ruby Users Group.

  • Gems in Rails
    Last week Jay Fields wrote up an interesting article where he brings up the fact that Rails doesn’t really play well with Gems.

  • Mumble your Tests
    If you’re developing in linux and are envious of all us Mac users who use growl for our autotest notifications, over on the Caffinated code blog this week you’ll find a script that will allow you to patch Mumbles to do the same thing.

  • Rails Undo Redo
    There’s an easy way to implement undo and redo in your rails app thanks to Pascal on the Nano Rails blog. Pascal recently released the Rails Undo Redo plugin, which allows you to give exactly this type of functionality to your models and controllers.

  • Radiator: Build status on your Beta Brite
    The guys over on the Something Nimble blog were doing a project where they needed to see progress of their continuous build status, like whether it succeeded or failed. They figured out how to hook up the results of the build to show on a giant LED and then released the application they use to interface with it called Radiator.

  • YUI 2.5.0 Released
    For you javascript fans, Yahoo has released version 2.5.0 of the YUI library with lots and lots of goodness and changes.

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Episode 19. Tainted edition. This is even a day later than we promised which we're really sorry about. As always, a big thanks to Chu Yeow, for the edge Rails updates and thank you to our sponsor Code Spaces. Here's a direct link to Chu Yeow's latest edge rails post.

Code Spaces The Rails Envy Podcast is sponsored by Code Spaces. Code Spaces is an online development and collaboration platform featuring subversion hosting, issue tracking, forums, and much more. Even better, it's a Ruby on Rails application so it's right up your street.

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In this episode:


  • Merb 0.9.0

  • To Taint or Untaint

  • Ruby Cheat

  • Spacer Plugin Released

  • Can Rails Scale? Absolutely!

  • When, a Rails Plugin

  • CanHasChat

  • How to build a Twitter Agent

  • NginX and Memcached Speed Boost

  • Components Good?

  • Association Proxies
    Association Proxy article by James Golick
    Scope Out: Rails plugin

  • Scotland on Rails

  • Mod Rubinius


Question out to everyone: Is there any interest in an enhanced version of the podcast? We've noticed that the Apple TV now has a phenomenal podcast browser. If anyone is listening that way, we could spice it up with some graphics for each story. Would anyone mind the format switch to aac or m4a instead of mp3? Please let us know in the comments.

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Episode 18. It was great to meet everyone at acts_as_conference over the weekend. As always, a big thanks to Chu Yeow, for the edge Rails updates and here's a Living on the Edge #7.

Code Spaces The Rails Envy Podcast is sponsored by Code Spaces. Code Spaces is an online development and collaboration platform featuring subversion hosting, issue tracking, forums, and much more. Even better, it's a Ruby on Rails application so it's right up your street.

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In this episode:


  • Ruby Inside Useful Links
    The Ultimiate List of Ruby Cocoa Tutorials
    Ruby Cheat Sheet
    Merb Tutorials

  • The ultimate Restful Authentication Tutorial

  • Backup-Fu

  • Handing Incoming Emails to Rails

  • FastSessions

  • Throttler

  • Workling

  • Piston on Gitorious

  • Braid (Piston for Git)

  • Inject

  • Timezone awareness in Rails

  • Ruby with DB2

  • Hawler, the Ruby Crawler

  • Heroku

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Episode 17. As always, a big thanks to Chu Yeow, for the edge Rails updates and thank you to our sponsor Corpedia. Here is a direct link to his edge rails post.

Corpedia The Rails Envy Podcast is sponsored by Corpedia. Corpedia provides ethics and compliance solutions to major corporations. Corpedia is proud to support the Rails community in Phoenix Arizona and is currently hiring Ruby on Rails developers.
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Monkey Patching Rails
Monkey-Patching Rails. Get it? A monkey working on the Rails car.

In this episode:


  • Railsconf Code-Drive

  • Dr. Nic - Textmate Rails Bundle

  • Memory Profiling in Rails
    Guerrilla's Guide to Optimizing Rails Applications
    Garbage Collection is Why Ruby on Rails is Slow: Patches to Improve Performance 5x; Memory Profiling
    ruby-prof 0.6.0 and Memory Profiling

  • Switch Pipe

  • Segregated Cache Store

  • Loading Seed Data

  • ActiveMerchant 1.3
    Peepcode ActiveMerchant PDF

  • Hoe 1.5.0

  • Zed Shaw: 2500 Lines

  • Mediacast with JRuby on Rails

  • OAuth

  • Social Graph API

  • Webrat

  • Scoped Struct: Feel the Tingle

  • Upcoming Events
    MountainWest RubyConf 2008
    Ruby/Rails Studios

  • Living on the Edge

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Episode 16. Gregg and I rant at the end of the podcast this week as well as make wild and false accusations about gems. As always, a big thanks to Chu Yeow, for the edge Rails updates and thank you to our sponsor Corpedia.

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In this episode:


  • Thin Cheesecake Release

  • ActiveCouch

  • SQS & S3 Image uploading and resizing

  • The Best Rails Ticket Ever

  • Encrypted Cookie Store

  • EngineYard Hires Employee for mod_rubinius

  • AR-extensions

  • Prototype 1.6 Cheatsheet

  • Ruport Book

  • RailsConf 07 Keynote Videos Posted

  • Rubular

  • Jim Weirich writes Lisp interpreter in Ruby

  • Ruby Reddit

  • Living on the Edge

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Episode 15. We've tried to cut down the length of the podcast this week since last week we went a bit overboard. Let us know what you think. As always, a big thanks to Chu Yeow, for the edge Rails updates and thank you to our sponsor Corpedia.

Corpedia The Rails Envy Podcast is sponsored by Corpedia. Corpedia provides ethics and compliance solutions to major corporations. Corpedia is proud to support the Rails community in Phoenix Arizona and is currently hiring Ruby on Rails developers.
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In this episode:


  • RSpec 1.1.2 and ZenTest 3.8.0
    David Chelimsky: RSpec-1.1.2 and ZenTest-3.8.0 8
    Mike Subelsky: Autotest with verbose flag on

  • ActiveResource and YouTube

  • Relax with your Hacks

  • Talking Style Tips from Natural Language

  • Ext Scaffold Generator Plugin

  • Google Groups: spec-converter 0.0.3 Released Options
    Relevance: simple_services plugin

  • Scout

  • Living on the Edge

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Episode 14. In this episode, you could create a drinking game based on how many times I say that Rails can't scale. As always, a big thanks to Chu Yeow, for the edge Rails updates and thank you to our sponsor Corpedia.

Corpedia The Rails Envy Podcast is sponsored by Corpedia. Corpedia provides ethics and compliance solutions to major corporations. Corpedia is proud to support the Rails community in Phoenix Arizona and is currently hiring Ruby on Rails developers.
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In this episode:


  • Shared hosting sentiment
    DreamHost: How Ruby on Rails could be much better
    DHH: The deal with shared hosts
    Peter Cooper: No True "mod_ruby" Is Damaging Ruby's Viability On The Web

  • Attribute_Fu

  • Merbful Authentication

  • Merb 0.5.0 and Roadmap

  • Shoes Meets Merb

  • Assert_efficient_sql

  • Query Reviewer plugin

  • Facebook App Tutorial

  • RSpec User Stories

  • Jay Fields: Changing application.rb to application_controller.rb

  • Engine Yard takes $3.5 million in VC money

  • Managing High Perfomance Rails App Video

  • How 7 Mongrels Handled a 550k Pageview digging

  • Starling Released

  • The Skinny on JQuery

  • Living on the Edge with Chu Yeow

The song in the background during the application.rb skit was made by Intelect, and gotten from the Podsafe Music Network.

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Episode 13. In this episode we try and solve a mystery. If you need to get in touch with us regarding the podcast or would like to let us know about some news, send an email to podcast at railsenvy dot com and Gregg or I will get back to you. A big thank you to Chu Yeow for both being awesome and getting us the latest updates to edge rails.

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In this episode:


  • Freezing your Rails Application

  • Typo 5

  • Ruby on Rails Security

  • Autotesting Javascript in Rails

  • SkyNet

  • Ruby with Facebook Thrift

  • Thin

  • Why Rubunius Matters

  • Programming without Ifs

  • Halcyon

  • RailsEnvy Presentations
    Unobtrusive Javascript
    The Future of Web Services

  • Rails for PHP Developers

  • Advanced Rails Recipes – second beta

  • Living on the Edge

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Episode 12. Hope you all had a great new years and holiday season. This episode we're premiering a new weekly feature we call Living on the Edge, where we report the latest developments on Rails trunk. Big thanks to Chu Yeow, a core contributer himself, for getting us this information.

lolpuke Update: Attached the javascript graphic.

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In this episode:


  • Rails 2.0.2

  • Ruby 1.9

  • Merb to production

  • Testing Rake tasks in RSpec

  • Prototype & Scriptaculous Book

  • Beanstalk Messaging Queue

  • RubyGems 1.0.0

  • ZenTest | Testing with MultiRuby

  • Ruby Expectation Gem | Testing Inline

  • Learning Rails Podcast

  • 30 Similarities between PHP & Ruby

  • Instant Rails 2.0 Released

  • RMagick 2.0.0

  • JTestR

  • Living on the Edge by Chu Yeow

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Rails Envy Podcast Episode 11

by Jason on Dec 19, 2007

Episode 11. This episode is a bit longer because we're trying something a bit new, so we'd love your feedback. Also in this episode, we make you never think of route globbing the same way again.

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In this episode:


  • RSpec 1.1 Released

  • Programming Ruby 3 Beta

  • Rails: Route Globbing

  • Merb 0.4.2 released

  • IRB Utility Belt

  • Mongrel 1.1.2 Released

  • Attachment_fu magic with Core Image and Ruby Cocoa

  • Painless Rails action caching with memcached

  • Geoffrey Grosenbach: About This Blog: Memcached

  • Interlock Caching

  • Amazon SimpleDB

  • Fixing Rubygems on Leopard

  • Simple Ruby Command line application skeleton

  • Roo 0.8.0

  • Ruby Rags

  • Top 10 Ruby on Rails Plugins
    Geokit
    Exception Notification
    Recaptcha
    Querytrace Plugin
    Column Comments (warning, may require monkey patching if you use it with Rails 2)

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Episode 10. We're back from a week off, and chock full of useful news from the Ruby and Rails world.

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The Rails Envy podcast is currently not sponsored by anyone. If you're interested in getting some publicity for your company / website, send us an email.


In this episode:


  • Rails 2.0

  • Upgrading to Rails 2.0

  • Iphone on Rails Tutorial

  • Rubyconf Videos

  • Merb Framework Walkthrough

  • Merb-tastic

  • The Great Ruby Shootout

  • Metaprogramming in Ruby with Dave Thomas

  • RSS to Campfire Script

  • Setting up Rails with Git

  • Google Chart API

  • Multi-Rails Plugin

  • SVNMate

  • CocoaTech Textmate Finder Replacement

  • HTML 5 Preview

  • Advanced Rails Recipes

  • Faker Gem

  • QuietBackTrace Gem

Ferret Update - Since this podcast we have gotten feedback about Ferret working successfully in production environments, so perhaps Jason and I just ran into some fluke problems.

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Episode 9. Our first ever podcast with a guest and a short interview. We're going to try and start recording earlier in the week so these delays don't happen. As always, thanks to the Pragmatic Studio for sponsorship and please let us know if you have any feedback for us or anything you'd like us to cover.

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In this episode:


  • Rails 1.2.6

  • Gemtacular

  • Rails 2.0 Screencasts

  • BitNami RubyStack

  • Ruby Method Visibility

  • Sexy Time Zones in Ruby on Rails with Timezone_Fu

  • Database Optimization for Rails Apps

  • Komodo Edit Closer look

  • Mephisto + Mongrel + Nginx

  • Super Fast Micro Framework For APIs and Upload Handling

  • LiveConsole

  • Ruby Blocks Gotchas

  • Amazon EC2 with Ruby

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Episode 8. Just in time for Thanksgiving. But we don't actually wish anyone a Happy Thanksgiving. And we're not going to. Eat some turkey and enjoy the food coma. In our usual habit of recycling jokes, there's more of the same this week. As always, thanks to the Pragmatic Studio for sponsorship and please let us know if you have any feedback for us or anything you'd like us to cover.

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In this episode:


  • Caching Makes your Brain explode

  • QueryTrace toggle

  • Netbeans 6.0 RC1

  • Get started with Merb + Datamapper

  • Ruby object/class/module/singleton Tutorial

  • RejectConf Videos Up

  • Installing MySQL on Mac OSX

  • EMail Veracity Plugin

  • Testing XML Builder with RSpec & Hpricot

  • jRails

  • Presenting your work

  • Testing RDDB

  • New O’reilly Conference – Velocity

  • Two additional ways to scale your website

  • Master/Slave Databases with Ruby on Rails

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Episode 7. We have officially moved the podcast release to Wednesdays. As always, thanks to the Pragmatic Studio for sponsorship and please let us know if you have any feedback for us or anything you'd like us to cover.

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In this episode:


  • Rails 2.0 RC1

  • JRuby Introduction

  • ActiveRecord-JDBC

  • Rails Deployment

  • Make Resourceful 0.2.2

  • Will_paginate Testing

  • Prototype 1.6.0, Scriptaculous 1.8.0, and Scripteka.com

  • Google's OpenSocial in Ruby on Rails

  • Open-ID tutorial

  • Alternative Ruby Frameworks

  • Merb 0.4.0 and Merbivore.com

  • RDDB Released

  • Git Screencast

  • Nginx fair proxy balancer


Update: You can start your "How to take on 5 year olds" training here.

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Episode 6. In this episode: Werewolf, lolcats, and more pudding. Sorry for getting things out so late in the day, had some wonderful issues with Soundtrack. As always, thanks to the Pragmatic Studio for sponsorship and please let us know if you have any feedback for us or anything you'd like us to cover.

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In this episode:


  • Pagecaching Rails with JSON callback personalization

  • JRuby 1.0.2 Released

  • JRuby 1.1 beta 1 Released

  • Is Werewolf Killing the Conference Hackfest?

  • Custom Find Methods, HasFinder Gem

  • Preparing for Rails 2.0

  • Named Routes in Javascript

  • Boosting ActiveRecord Performance

  • Installing RMagick on Leopard

  • A crash course in Ruby

  • Restful_authentication Bug

  • Super fast IP to lat/lng in Rails

  • 37 Signals Campfire Examples

  • Unit Tests without Rails

  • Google’s OpenSocial API

  • jq4r

  • RailsConf 08 Call for Participation

  • $240 Worth of Pudding - So you get the joke
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XhS80rwjIg

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Episode 5 coming at ya. It's not quite as long as last week's episode, but we hope we make up for that in quality. As always, thanks to the Pragmatic Studio for sponsorship and please let us know if you have any feedback for us or anything you'd like us to cover.

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In this episode:


  • Juggernaut

  • Rails Request Profiler

  • MicroPlace: Ebay’s First Big Rails App
    MicroPlace: https://www.microplace.com/
    Oakley Interview: http://weblog.workingwithrails.com/2007/10/24/oakley-rails

  • Ruby Heap

  • Ruby in Leopard

  • Foxy Fixtures

  • Swing with JRuby

  • Ruby in Steel

  • Plain Text Stories

  • Writing RSpec Matchers

  • Sinatra
    Official Page
    Tutorial

  • Sessions & Cookies

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Here's episode 4 after a bit later in the day. As always, thanks to the Pragmatic Studio for sponsorship and please let us know if you have any feedback for us or anything you'd like us to cover.

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In this episode:


  • Resource Controller

  • Multiple Apps, One Domain

  • Rails2 minibook

  • IntelliJ Version 7

  • ActiveShipping

  • RESTful Dynamic CSS

  • Demeter’s Revenge

  • Upcoming Events

  • Tax of Static Typing

  • Design Patterns in Ruby

  • GOF patterns in Ruby

  • Body_Matcher plugin

  • Upgrading to Prototype 1.6

  • PackR

  • Railscasts

  • How to ruin a Rails project

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Along comes Episode 3 of the Rails Envy podcast - your weekly source for Ruby and Rails news. In this episode, I try to give full text search as an example of practically everything. As always, thanks to the Pragmatic Studio for sponsorship and please let us know if you have any feedback for us or anything you'd like us to cover.

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In this episode:


  • Rails 1.2.5

  • Capistrano 2.1 Released

  • Capistrano & Webistrano configuration params
    Announcement: http://blog.innerewut.de/
    Reference: http://labs.peritor.com/webistrano/wiki/ConfigurationParameters

  • Ruby Gems Beta

  • Prototype 1.6 to have better OOP Support

  • Scriptaculous 1.8 Preview

  • JSON Serialization

  • Presenter Pattern by Jay Fields

  • Tests taking too long

  • Ruby Blocks Again

  • Partial Flash Messages

  • Mysql Backup & Migration

  • Getting Started with Rubinius II: Coding!

  • Eigenclass Ruby 1.9 updates

  • JRuby Performance

  • RefactorMyCode.com

  • Rails, Slashdotted: no problem

  • CplusRuby

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Here we are with episode 2 of the Rails Envy podcast - your weekly source for Ruby and Rails news. We're still pretty new at this Podcasting thing, so please let us know if you have any feedback, or what you'd like to hear.

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In this episode:


  • Sitepoint - Free PDF - "Build Your Own Ruby on Rails Web Applications

  • Debugging Your Rails App

  • Rails 1.2.4

  • Sexy charts in less than 5 minutes

  • Thoughtbot's Jester javascript library

  • Shoulda

  • Rails Envy DVD Pre Orders

  • Test-Driven Development with Rails Studio

  • Advanced Rails Studio

  • Code Blocks Tutorial

  • Ruby Blocks - Do or Brace?

  • UPS Shipping with Rails with Hpricot

  • acts_as_fulltextable

  • RVideo 0.9 GEM

  • Many Skinny Methods

  • Deeptest

  • Git

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Looking for a way to keep up to date on the most recent developments in the Ruby / Rails world? Every Tuesday we'll be releasing a new podcast covering all the news of our community. We're pretty new at this Podcasting thing, so please let us know if you have any feedback, or what you'd like to hear.

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In this episode:


  • JRuby Compiler
    http://headius.blogspot.com/2007/09/compiler-is-complete.html

  • Headius: The End is Near for Mongrel
    http://headius.blogspot.com/2007/09/end-is-near-for-mongrel.html

  • Seesaw - High-Availability Mongrel Packs
    http://synaphy.com.au/2007/8/20/seesaw

  • Webistrano
    http://blog.innerewut.de/webistrano/gallery

  • DHH: "Rails Tool space is heading up"
    http://weblog.rubyonrails.com/2007/9/20/rails-tool-space-is-heating-up

  • FiveRuns RM-Install
    http://www.fiveruns.com/products/rm/install

  • Ruby on Rails Security Cheatsheet
    http://www.rorsecurity.info/ruby-on-rails-security-cheatsheet/

  • QuarkRuby's Version
    http://www.quarkruby.com/2007/9/20/ruby-on-rails-security-guide

  • RSpec Story Runner
    http://evang.eli.st/blog/2007/9/1/user-stories-with-rspec-s-story-runner

  • Ruby script for checking if your application is ready to upgrade to Rails 2.0
    http://pastie.caboo.se/private/krcevozww61drdeza13e3a

  • David Black – Bang methods
    http://dablog.rubypal.com/2007/8/15/bang-methods-or-danger-will-rubyist

  • Vitamin IMThere.com blog entry
    http://www.thinkvitamin.com/features/design/getting-a-startup-right-the-second-time

  • Ruby on Rails 2.0 Preview Release
    http://weblog.rubyonrails.com/2007/9/30/rails-2-0-0-preview-release

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