Rails Envy Podcast: Rails Envy Podcast – Episode #092: 09/17/2009

Rails Envy Podcast

Episode #092. I’m joined again by Dan Benjamin and we have quite a fun time. You may know Dan from his compiling Ruby, Rails, and MySQL guides, cork’d, and most recently Playgrounder. We’ve got a ton of news this week and I promise to have a song stuck in [...]

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Episode #092. I’m joined again by Dan Benjamin and we have quite a fun time. You may know Dan from his compiling Ruby, Rails, and MySQL guides, cork’d, and most recently Playgrounder. We’ve got a ton of news this week and I promise to have a song stuck in your head by the time you finish.

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The Rails Envy podcast is brought to you this week by NewRelic. NewRelic provides RPM which is a plugin for rails that allows you to monitor and quickly diagnose problems with your Rails application in real time. Check them out at NewRelic.com.

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Show Notes

  • Filestore Cache Expires_in Plugin

    Adam Salter releases a Rails plugin that adds time based expiration to the Rails file store.

  • Cucumber: Step Argument Transforms

    Larry Diehl walks through adding step argument transformations to Cucumber with Dave Astels.

  • Using Cucumber to Test a Multilingual App

    Clemens Kofler explores some different methods for testing your multilingual app using Cucumber.

  • How to avoid the dog-pile effect on your Rails app

    Hugo Baraúna shows how to avoid the dogpile effect in your Rails app with the SmartMemcacheStore class.

  • Eval Isn’t Quite Pure Evil

    James Edward Gray points out that using eval() in your code might not always be "pure evil" and some interesting discussion ensues.

  • Growl 1.2b3

    A new beta of Growl for Snow Leopard users.

  • Laminate

    Laminate is a system for executing user-written templates built using the Lua languge. Templates written in Lua can be executed securely to generate HTML. For end-users, Laminate offers a simple, convenient, yet powerful template language. For applications, Laminate makes it easy to safely expose data and functions to be executed by user templates.

  • CloudCrowd – Parallel Processing for the Rest of Us

    CloudCrowd is a gem that lets you do parallel processing using several computers. It’s got a web interface and works over a REST-JSON API.

  • ActiveRecord Attribute Normalization (Rails Plugin)

    Michael Deering has written a plug-in that lets you pass a block to normalize the attributes of a model before being saved to the database.

  • RequestSentry plugin

    RequestSentry provides a DSL for your controller to reject requests (via “400 Bad Request”) that supply malicious or malformed
    parameters

  • Foreigner

    Rails does not come with methods to add foreign keys. Foreigner introduces a few methods to your migrations for adding and removing foreign key constraints.

  • Canonizing pseudo-slugs in Rail

    If you use pseudo-slugs in your Rails app, Henrik Nyh shows you a technique for getting canonical redirects in case the urls are linked incorrectly.

  • My Emacs for Rails

    Santiago Pastorino posts his emacs config tailored for Rails development.

  • validates_timeliness version 2.2 released

    validates_timeliness version 2.2 has been released with Ruby 1.9 support and a fix for Shoulda.

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