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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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  • gitorious tutorial
  • CSV for Excel
  • Gravatar Plugin for Rails
  • TweetStream
  • fast_context
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TweetStream: Ruby Access to the Twitter Streaming API Jump to Story

Michael Bleigh of Intridea released a gem this week called TweetStream. It’s a simple Ruby wrapper for Twitter’s new Streaming API. The Streaming API is a new addition to the Twitter API that allows you to create long-standing connections to Twitter. This means that you can receive near real-time “push” updates, rather than having to constantly poll for new tweets.

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We talk about Rails 4.0.9 and 4.1.5, flatten records, introduce Http::Exceptions, manage configurations, and update Devise.

August 15th, 2014

Dokkufy, Rails Helpers, JRuby, Xiki and DHH code review

August 12th, 2014

We talk about using the Facebook SDK with RubyMotion, Event Sourcing with Sandthorn, gems like rails_param and Groupdate, and time tracking with Hours.

August 8th, 2014

Beautiful API documentation, deprecating paths in Rails mailers, taking RubySteps, meeting Starboard, and the new Heroku Button