18 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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By Christian Sinai of New Relic 1 month ago.
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Thanks to an amazing and vibrant Portland tech community! The fact that there were two huge events in the city on the night of February 23rd sure didn't seem to impact attendance at New Relic's latest installment of our FutureTalks speaker series. We were busting at the seams with a record crowd of around 104 enthusiastic folks psyched to see the super popular Rubyist Sandi Metz share her insights on rules for object-oriented coding. As always, if you weren't able …

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By Giles Bowkett of Giles Bowkett 4 months ago.
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…despite Bitcoin's relative antiquity, it's only seen a lot of discussion in Rubyist "thought leader" circles quite recently, thanks mainly to its recent surges and plummets in price (which have been its largest so far, but by no means atypical). Alex Payne contributed some well-intentioned but sadly irrelevant and intellectually dishonest criticism, which aimed for political significance, and certainly raised valid concerns, but in my opinion …

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On Lukasz Wrobel - Blog 5 months ago.
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A fellow Rubyist, Tim Millwood, is about to write an eBook on Sinatra. In order to begin writing, he needs to get appropriate funding on Kickstarter first. If you want to show your support, visit his eye-appealing website and back the project!

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By Ben Orenstein of Codeulate. 8 months ago.
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…skill, and helps you make more Ruby friends.

4. Distinguish yourself from the applicant pool. Particularly because you lack experience, you need to stand out. Doing so is 95% creativity and 5% effort. Your goal is to make your application more interesting than "somewhat promising but inexperienced Rubyist number 32″. For inspiration, you can read about how I stood out to get my first conference talk accepted .

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On Scout ~ The Blog 10 months ago.
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…folks without Ruby can have as smooth of an experience with your hip new gem as a hardened Rubyist.

Here's how I've built a full-stack installer for our scout Ruby Gem .

Meet Omnibus

Omnibus is an old term for bus or wagonette, being the Latin for 'for all'.

via Wikipedia

Omnibus is a Ruby gem for creating full-stack installers - it's everything your customers have to install and configure to get your software to run . It's …

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…process, but I really just wanted to give my overall impressions. I think it's a good choice for any Rubyist wanting to venture in iOS development. In combination with the Apple developer docs, which are fantastic, it lets you learn the iOS framework while programming in a language that you're comfortable with. It's a well maintained library with the RubyMotion team making constant improvements. My only real criticisms are with the testing and debugging tools not feeling as …

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On Ruby News 1 year ago.
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Also, the recent issue of " Rubyist Magazine" includes some articles that were written by the feature authors themselves for introducing some new 2.0.0 features.

<URL:http://jp.rubyist.net/magazine/?0041-200Special>

Though they will be written in Japanese, English translations are planned for the future.

Incompatibility

There are five notable incompatibilities we know of:

The default encoding for ruby scripts is now UTF-8 [#6679]. Some people report that …

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By Giles Bowkett of Giles Bowkett 1 year ago.
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…Mr. Fowler, be killed - in the sense of the game, which literally every prominent Rubyist knew about at the time.

Nonetheless, the community responded by taking my murder recommendation completely literally while simultaneously ignoring the fact that I also said the man was a mythological, supernatural, demonic wolf monster. The blog post frequently mentioned the werewolf metaphor, and included several gigantic pictures of werewolves. I still get shit about this today from idiots who seriously …

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By J. Austin Hughey of Engine Yard Developer Blog over 1 year ago.
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…"chapter" in your local metro community can help you and other developers meet. Maybe you're a Rubyist but you have an interest in Python, for example - an OpenHack night might be a great chance to pair with a Python developer and learn about the language. It's also a great way to meet new people who do work similar to your own, learn from them, help them, and work on your own side projects, possibly getting help from others in the process.

It's also worth noting …

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By Julian Giuca of New Relic over 1 year ago.
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Matz and his team.) While Rubinus is a fantastic project that should appeal to any Rubyist, it seems clear that JRuby will become the standard for Ruby in the enterprise.

Concurrency, Streaming & Other Big Issues

Concurrency was a hot topic at RubyConf. Both Mike Perham ( Sidekiq ) and Tony Arceri ( Celluloid) did a great job of presenting the tools they developed for the community. And Aaron Patterson ( Rails Core, Ruby Core…

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