Rails Envy Podcast – Episode #099

Episode #99 Like a Boss edition. Here’s a YouTube link (NSFW) for those that haven’t heard it and don’t get the joke.

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Show Notes

  • RailsConf RFP Open

    RailsConf 2010 will be held June 7-10, 2010 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD – and Ruby Central and O’Reilly Media are now accepting proposals for conference sessions and tutorials. Proposals are due at 11:59pm EDT March 17, 2010.

  • Introducing Resque

    Resque is GitHub’s Redis-backed library for creating background jobs, placing those jobs on multiple queues, and processing them later.

  • BigRecord

    BigRecord is an object-data mapping layer for distributed column-oriented data stores (inspired by Google’s BigTable) such as HBase and Cassandra. Adapted from ActiveRecord, BigRecord is designed to work as a drop-in for Rails applications.

  • Rails Best Practices

    Wen-Tien Chang’s slideshare presentation Rails Best Practices from kungfurails.

  • Alchemist

    Alchemist is a fine Ruby unit conversion library designed for readability and convenience.

  • Limelight GUI Framework

    Limelight is a rich client GUI framework.

  • Ruby Manor 2: Manor Harder

    Ruby Manor 2: Manor Harder is taking place December 12th at Parry Hall, London and has the best tag line of any ruby or rails conference ever.

  • Jsvars

    This rails plugin will hide the messiness of passing variables from rails into javascript. It will automatically add the js needed to create a variable you define in rails, or add variables to objects.

  • Underscore.js

    Underscore is a utility-belt library for JavaScript that provides a lot of the functional programming support that you would expect in Prototype.js (or Ruby), but without extending any of the built-in JavaScript objects. It’s the tie to go along with jQuery’s tux.

  • Twitter gem 0.7.0 out

    Twitter gem version 0.7.0 has been released with list support.

  • Yahoo BOSS and Rails

    Vinsol has posted a small tutorial on using Yahoo BOSS with rails.

  • HTTPing

    HTTPing.rb is a utility to measure web service response time. This is a Ruby port of HTTPing (http://www.vanheusden.com/httping/).

  • Win a Motorola DROID Programming Contest: “Worst App Server Technology Ever”

    Engine Yard is sponsoring another programming contest. The goal of this contest is to collaborate with your other contestants to build the “worst app server ever” (WASE) , and use it to complete one or more challenge computations.

  • Refraction

    Refraction is a Rack middleware replacement for mod_rewrite.

  • Continuous Integration with Signal

    Signal is a continuous integration server written in Rails.

  • Nokogiri 1.4.0 Released

    "XML is like violence – if it doesn’t solve your problems, you are not using enough of it."

    Version 1.4.0 has been released. A big change in this one: Hpricot compatibility layer removed

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