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Archived Since:June 30, 2008

Blog Post Archive

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).

AppSumo: A Discount Bundle of Webapp Credits Suited to Ruby Developers

AppSumo is an intriguing "bad ass developer bundle" that brings together $1543 of credit for ten different Web app development related resources (most are Ruby focused or have Ruby APIs) for a mere $47 purchase.

Practicing Ruby: A Newsletter by Gregory Brown

If you've been following the Ruby scene for a while you'll have heard of Gregory Brown. He's the author of O'Reilly's Ruby Best Practices, creator of the Prawn PDF library, and the head honcho of the Ruby Mendicant University. He does...Show More Summary

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...

Heroku Launches Facebook App Hosting Package

Heroku, a popular Ruby webapp hosting platform that's picked up $13m in funding, has today unveiled their new Facebook App package. The package is aimed squarely at people wanting to develop Facebook apps and brings together several of Heroku's main offerings in a single, discounted monthly package.

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

Microsoft Jettisons IronRuby Into The Open Source Community

Back in August, Microsoft seemed to get tired of IronRuby so its project leader Jimmy Schementi jumped ship while asking the Ruby community to step up and get involved in its future. Today, Microsoft has announced new leadership for IronRuby (and IronPython) and has effectively jettisoned it into the community as a true fully open source project.

MacRuby + Mac App Store == Low Hanging Fruit for Rubyists

At its "Back To Mac" presentation yesterday, Apple unveiled the Mac App Store, an equivalent of the iOS App Store for the Mac. Given the relentless development and improvement of MacRuby and the power it brings Rubyists in developing complete OS X applications, I'm convinced that the time is right for Ruby to make a big splash on the OS X GUI app development front.

The Companies Making Ruby Inside Possible in October 2010

It's time for us to thank the companies who help keep Ruby Inside (and often other Ruby sites) going by sponsoring our work. Luckily, they're all pretty interesting in their own right and have some worthwhile products and services to check out.

Phusion Passenger 3 Released: The Next Gen of Ruby Webapp Deployment

We talked about the road to Passenger 3 a few months ago but Phusion have now reached the end of it with the final, production release of Passenger 3.0.0! Congratulations to the team.

RSpec 2.0 Released: Ruby’s Leading BDD Framework Grows Up

9 months in the making comes RSpec 2.0, the latest major version of Ruby's most popular behavior driven development (BDD) framework (now at a gem install rspec near you). Kudos to the 82 contributors and RSpec's team lead, David Chelimsky.

How Santiago Pastorino Went From Ruby Newbie to Rails Core in 2 Years

Just a month ago, David Heinemeier Hansson welcomed Rails' newest core team member, Santiago Pastorino. Strikingly, Santiago only started to contribute code to Rails earlier in the year and it's not every day that DHH is trumpeting someone else's productivity, so I had to catch up with him and learn his story.

MacRuby 0.7 Released: More Stability and Easier Sandboxing

After 5 months of development, we are happy to announce the immediate availability of MacRuby 0.7. This release does not bring any significant features but consolidates the existing functionality of MacRuby by improving its Ruby compatibility, concurrency, Cocoa support, and overall stability and performance. Anon

Building your own Fake Sinatra with Rack and Metaprogramming

Charles Max Wood of Teach Me To Code Screencasts has put together a 13 minute screencast demonstrating how to use some Ruby metaprogramming magic along with Rack in order to build a small Sinatra-esque webapp framework. Watch the HD version at Vimeo or download the video to get the best quality.

10 Top Ruby Jobs for September 2010

Let's straight into it. There are currently 10 great positions being advertised on the Ruby Inside jobs board. Here's a roundup:

Rubinius 1.1 Released: It’s Just Better

Version 1.1 is the latest release of Rubinius, a Ruby implementation based around a C++ and LLVM virtual machine but with the bytecode compiler and majority of the core written in Ruby itself. It's often called a "Ruby in Ruby." We celebrated and explained the background to Rubinius' 1.0 release 4 months ago.

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