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#007 - mar 23th 2013

Edito

Ah yet another rails upgrade! And this one looks problematic so we may get yet another one next week. While upgrading each time, just try focusing on how secure rails is becoming with all that fuss. Btw, if you get any news in non english that make a reference in your local area, feel free to share I will be happy to include it. It's a matter of ambiance, I just like it multi-cultural :)

Install

Rails upgrade mar 18
yes, that's another security release, the 3.2.13 (and other point versions), fixing XSS and DOS vulnerabilities. But careful, this release seems to have regression problems (for example the github case). Handle with care.

Listen

What could be heard last week ..
RubyRogues 097 (1h42) mar 20
talk with Martin Fowler about design patterns and other related topics.
Ruby5 354 (5m) mar 19
Rubydoc alerts, security, xpool, ruby as javascript.
Ruby5 355 (6m) mar 22
backbone, irbm session flash, flatui, rtanque, regressions, chartjs.
Giant Robots 40 (32m) mar 18
discussion with Bryan Helmkamp about codeclimate.
Javascript Jabber 052 (1h) mar 22
Node and NPM discussion with Isaac Schlueter aka @izs.

Watch

Screencasts and conferences videos, or other video feeds ...
Hash default Value (2m) mar 18
the weekly freebie of Ruby Tapas.
Code quality tools (16m) mar 15
a review of some tools for enforcing code quality in rails.
Functional programming in ruby (43m) mar 13
a talk of Pat Shaghnessy at boston.rb.
TDD in ruby (7m) mar 14
an episode from a long serie on youtube ruby on rails channel.

Read

From the blogosphere or news feeds ...
Ruby on rails tutorial 4.0 mar 20
the famous tutorial book adapted to rails 4.0.
Caching in rails mar 21
a good article detailing the various techniques available for caching.
Why ruby mar 22
view on ruby from a .net lover (that made discourse).
The art of node mar 21
a work in progress introduction to Node.js.
OOP in Javascript mar 28
an interesting alternative to git submodules to share code between repos.
Ruby cheatsheet
overapi lists a lot of programming languages APIs. the ruby one is very helpful
Guide to good code mar 18
some pointers about code smell.
Application architecture pros and cons mar 16
long exploration of various architectural choices for software projects.
Test sinatra based web services mar 17
tips about webmocks and local gem.

Install

A selection of gems or applications updated during past week.
Backbone
just released its version 1.0
Csscss
to find redundant css declarations
Subdomainbox
proposes an interesting approach to avoid XSS
Reacter
is like a router for monitoring feeds
Precis
makes weekly activity reports out of a git repo
Bruce banner
wrap the puts into a banner for emphasis purposes
Sublimewebinspector
is for debugging javascript from sublimetext
Rails Panel
is a chrome extension for rails development
Links curated by mose (editor).

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