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Clever Algorithms: A Free Book of Nature-Inspired Ruby Recipes

Clever Algorithms is a newly released book by Jason Brownlee PhD that describes 45 algorithms from the Artificial Intelligence (AI) field with Ruby-based examples. It's well produced and, notably, free in its PDF and online formats. A print copy is available at a small cost.

Parslet – A Simple PEG Parser Framework for Ruby

Parslet is a new "simple parser framework" for Ruby built by Kaspar Schiess. It follows the PEG (parsing expression grammar) style of parsing and its primary goals are to be simple, testable, and to have extensive and powerful error reporting features (something that Kaspar states Treetop sorely lacks).

JRuby 1.6.0 RC1 Released: JRuby Gets All 1.9.2 On Us

The JRuby team has announced the release of JRuby 1.6.0 Release Candidate 1. The final release is still a little way off but the bulk of the work is in place. It's billed as the "largest release of JRuby to date" which, given how awesome...Show More Summary Node.js-style Event Driven Awesomeness for Rubyists

Been missing esteemed rapper and author Coolio (real name Tony Arcieri) recently? He's been busy studying Ruby and building (or GitHub repo), a Node.js and Sinatra inspired "event framework" for Ruby powered by libev. Think EventMachine but with a cuter, Sinatra-style API. Show More Summary

Summarize – Powerful Text Summarization in Ruby

Automatic text summarization is the technique where a computer program summarizes a document. A text is put into the computer and a highlighted (summarized) text is returned. The Open Text Summarizer is an open source tool for summarizing texts. The program reads a text and decides which sentences are important and which are not. Nadav Rotem

RubyMine 3.0 Released: An Improved Ruby and Rails 3.0 IDE

JetBrains (of IntelliJ IDEA fame) has today released RubyMine 3.0, the latest version of its cross-platform Ruby and Rails IDE. It follows on almost 18 months to the day from RubyMine 1.0. Back then we noted that the public reception of RubyMine was strong and JetBrains have only made it better since then.

RubyDrop: A Dropbox Clone in Ruby

Ever used Dropbox? It's awesome. A cross-platform (Windows, Mac, Linux, and even mobile) file syncing and backup service with 2GB for free (or 2.25GB if you sign up with this link). Well, if you'd like to roll out your own system on your own infrastructure, send some thanks to Ryan LeFevre, the creator of RubyDrop, an open source Dropbox clone based on Ruby and git.

Rails for Zombies: An Online Rails Learning Environment

Rails for Zombies is an intriguing attempt to teach people how to use Ruby on Rails directly in the Web browser. It comes from Envy Labs (and specifically Gregg Pollack, once of RailsEnvy fame).

Painfree Continuous Integration with Hudson and Vagrant

In Making CI easier to do than not to with Hudson CI and Vagrant, Dr Nic Williams (of EngineYard) presents a walkthrough of setting up a VM-based continuous integration system in order to reliably test your apps across multiple setu...

A Look Into Ruby’s Object Model

A few days ago, Burke Libbey, a Winnipeg based Ruby and Rails developer, gave a presentation called Ruby's Object Model: Metaprogramming and Other Magic to the Winnipeg.rb Ruby user group. I though it was interesting enough to embed here.

Chronic 0.3.0 Released: Improved Natural Language Date/Time Parsing

Tom Preston-Werner has pushed out version 0.3.0 of Chronic, the popular natural language date and time parsing library for Ruby. It's a significant release because the last was 0.2.3 back in July 2007! Grab it now with gem install chronic

Writing Parsers in Ruby using Treetop

Treetop is one of the most underrated, yet powerful, Ruby libraries out there. If you want to write a parser, it kicks ass. The only problem is unless you're into reading up about and playing with parsers, it's not always obvious how to get going with them, or Treetop in particular. Show More Summary

Mongomatic: A New Ruby MongoDB Library Hits The Scene

Back in June, I did a comparison of Mongoid and MongoMapper, the two best known MongoDB libraries for Ruby. Now, Ben Myles has brought another to the fore: Mongomatic.

Making A Code Coverage Tool for Ruby 1.9

Aaron Patterson (of Nokogiri fame) has written a post for the AT&T Interactive blog about writing a code coverage tool with Ruby 1.9:

14 Ruby and Rails Jobs for August 2010

It's been a couple of months since the last job round up but the Ruby Inside job board has been hopping! There are 14 live listings to go over today and they're not all in San Francisco. Jobs in Denver and Maryland bring in a bit of interesting variety.

Could Ruby be Apple’s Language and API Future?

There has been a shift in development landscape over at Apple. John Siracusa of Ars Technica recently published an article about Apple’s language and API future. I believe Apple is preparing to transition to Ruby as their next default language. Parveen Kaler

sexy_scopes: Syntactic sugar for ActiveRecord 3.0 and Arel

sexy_scope is a small wrapper around Arel::Attribute that adds a little syntactic sugar when creating scopes in ActiveRecord. It adds an attribute class method which takes an attribute name and returns an Arel::Attribute wrapper, which responds to common operators to return predicates objects that can be used as arguments to ActiveRecord::Base.where. Samuel Lebeau

Mongoid vs MongoMapper: Two Great MongoDB Libraries for Ruby

It's been almost a year since Ric Roberts posted about using MongoDB and MongoMapper and I've seen an explosion in the number of people using these tools in the Ruby community since then (I use them heavily on too).

The Ruby Community’s Information Marketing Mania

Hi - this is a guest post by Giles Bowkett. I made at least $10,000 in the last few months selling videos on my personal blog (including at least $5,000 selling a video about how to have a terrific programming career, and at least $5,000 selling a video about how to sell videos on your blog).

The State of Building PDF Documents in Ruby

If you've ever generated PDFs in Ruby before, you know that it can be both tedious and difficult using the standard go-to PDF libraries out there. Let's face it, we're web developers. Coming from HTML+CSS-based layouts, writing Ruby code for that stuff is a major pain. Jared Pace

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