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Episode #104 - August 20, 2010

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We quickly mention a bunch of results of WhyDay, including releases of Shoes, Hackety Hack, Camping, Kext, and code golf in Ruby, as well as our standard fare of interesting projects like Rid, MongoMatic, a blog post on writing your own daemons in Ruby, an IRC bot framework, Swimlanes (a git visualization tool from Jim Weirich), and of course, the Ruby 1.9.2 release.

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  • NewRelic RPM
  • Whyday
  • Poignant Guide
  • Shoes 3
  • Camping 2.1
  • Hackety Hack 1.0-pre
  • Kaxxt
  • Code Golf
  • RID
  • MongoMatic
  • Skinnky Daemons
  • Cinch
  • Swimlanes
  • Ruby 1.9.2
  • Ruby5

Whyday Jump to Story

Yesterday was Whyday, a day of commemoration and rembrance for Why the Lucky Stiff.

Why was a major influence in the early days of the Ruby community. He disappeared on August 19th, 2009, most likely as a kind of 'performance art'.

In his absense though, he still inspires us. Most of the projects in this podcast are a direct result of his influence. There is no way we could cover every Whyday project release today, so we picked a few notable ones. If you have one you'd like to mention, please leave it as a comment.

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