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Episode #13 - September 25, 2009

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Github's move to Rackspace, a Gravatar plugin, and a wrapper for a new Twitter API are all covered in this Friday's episode. We also show you an open source alternative to GitHub, tips on creating Excel friendly CSVs, and how to speed up your Shoulda tests.

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