Episode #247 - Februry 17th, 2012
We've been tuning some parameters on the ArildBot 2000 and it sounds almost human in this episode.
Hey, we heard you liked monitoring... so we added some monitors to your monitoring so you can monitor more with your monitors.
If you can measure it, NewRelic can tell you about it. And for a limited time you'll get a free copy of Eric Reis' 'The Lean Startup' to help you figure out what to do with all that info.
David Henner released the ror_ecommerce project, a rails 3.2 boilerplate that can be used as a platform to build your own e-commerce sites.
Ryan Bates recently released simple_nested_form, a Rails gem for conveniently managing multiple nested models in a single form.
Veena Basavaraj, an engineer at LinkedIn, recently shared this story on a shootout between 18 different client-side tempting solutions, including mustache, handlebars, liquid, and a bunch more.
A gem with a long history, recently revived to use bundler, run in Travis-ci, and pull in some feature branches, table_builder is to tables what form_builder is for forms. Use ruby composable ruby blocks to maintain your table tag structure for you.
Have you ever wanted your ArildBot 2000 to say things like "Quarter past 5" instead of 5:16:22pm? Fuzzytime gives that to you. Its a nice complement 'time_ago_in_words'.
Dummy Image is a rack mount that generates images on the fly based on parameters in a url. Perfect for generating placeholders while you wait on your designer.
If you've ever been writing an app with Sinatra and wished you had something like the page and fragment caching in Rails, this gem is for you.
Are you using Simpleform? Are you handling file uploads with CarrierWave? Then check out this gem of custom simple_form inputs that make it easy to do file uploads - including an image preview.
Ruby 1.8.7p358 and 1.9.3p125 have been released with a security fix, support for GCC 4.7, and a few other small changes.