18 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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Pat Shaughnessy

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By Peter Cooper of Ruby Inside 9 months ago.
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…the event. Includes Matz, Xavier Noria, Benjamin Smith, Pat Shaughnessy and Steve Klabnik.

Nokogiri: History and Future

Nokogiri is the most popular way to parse and process XML in Ruby and at GoRuCo 2013, Mike Dalessio gave a short 11 minute talk on the origins of the project, how to determine if it suits you, and looks at some of the tooling around it.

The Ruby Rogues Discuss 'DevOps'

Daniel Huckstep on Ruby's Standard Library

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On Dalibor Nasevic 10 months ago.
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Pat Shaughnessy gave a presentation on Functional Programming and Ruby where he compared Haskell and the functional aspects of Ruby.

Simon Kröger & Grzegorz Witek gave an interesting presentation in form of a case study about how they managed to build multi-threaded Rails application with MRI 1.9 that can handle up to 200k requests per minute without going the JRuby or Event Machine route.

Day 2

Koichi Sasada, core Ruby contributor from Japan, opened …

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By Peter Cooper of Ruby Inside over 1 year ago.
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Pat Shaughnessy's 'Ruby Under a Microscope' Now Available

It's a great time for indie books in the Ruby world lately and this is no exception. Pat's book is a truly deep dive into Ruby's internals with lots of diagrams and lucid explanations to help you along the way.

Phusion Passenger 4.0 Now Supports JRuby and Rubinius

Phusion's popular Ruby app deployment module for Nginx and Apache takes another leap forward by extending …

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By Leigh Shevchik of New Relic 2 years ago.
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…into Engine Yard logs .

* Alex Sexton looks at how CDNs affect frontend performance .

* Pat Shaughnessy interviews JRuby core developer Charless Nutter.

* And finally, an infographic that shows the stunning growth of OMGPOP's Draw Something application.

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By Matt of Tea-Driven Development 2 years ago.
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Last week I had a great chat with Pat Shaughnessy about The Cucumber Book which has been published as an interview on RubySource . Pat really managed to get to the heart of my opinions about how to use Cucumber effectively, so if you're too busy to read the book, this will give you a good summary of my latest thinking on topics such as:

- why Cucumber is pointless unless you involve the whole team

- imperative vs declarative style, and why it matters

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…dependencies, making small changes, bundling, raking, committing.

At the end of the road I had a good series of commits spelling out exactly what was needed to get to my goal of a fully updated rails 3.2.2 environment.

If you run bundle outdated and all you see is: Outdated gems included in the bundle: * sprockets (2.4.0 > 2.1.2)

Then you are doing it right!

Have a cookie!

Read more about what's new with bundler 1.1 from Pat Shaughnessy.

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By Leigh Shevchik of New Relic 2 years ago.
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…and getting geared up for some fantastic events.

- Pat Shaughnessy asks if Ruby is interpreted or compiled.

- Noel Rappin shows the importance of controlling your development environment.

- Descubra por Jera ama New Relic .

- Find out why we're one of the hottest companies in San Francisco.

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By Peter Cooper of Ruby Inside over 1 year ago.
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Xavier Noria (a Ruby Hero and Rails core contributor) faces Pat Shaughnessy for an interview about how he got started with Ruby and Rails, what's coming in Rails 4.0, and more.

Booleans are Baaaaaaaaaad

John Nunemaker is back and flying the flag for state machines saying that 'using true/false for state is bad.' Several interesting comments on this one; go join the fray.

Keyword Arguments in Ruby 2.0

Ruby Microframeworks: Camping and …

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By Peter Cooper of Ruby Inside over 1 year ago.
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Pat Shaughnessy shares another excerpt from his Ruby Under a Microscope book that digs deep into the world of blocks, lambdas, procs, and bindings and how they relate to closures.

raise 'hell': Better Programming Through Error Messages

Exceptions suck, but they don't have to. Learn how to program better with error messages, and see how improved messages will lead to a better experience in Rails 4.0.

Ruby's EventMachine: Event-based Programming…

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By Peter Cooper of Ruby Inside over 1 year ago.
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The latest excerpt from Pat Shaughnessy's forthcoming ' Ruby Under A Microscope' book. This time he looks at how MRI Ruby implements and stores objects and classes internally.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Riding a Mountain Lion

Apple's latest operating system dropped yesterday and Prem Sichanugrist of Thoughtbot shares some insights into the upgrade process for Rubyists.

Building An API for Fun With Grape

Grape is an API-oriented Rack-based…

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