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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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  • CSV for Excel
  • Gravatar Plugin for Rails
  • TweetStream
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fast_context for Shoulda Jump to Story

If you are using Factory Girl and Shoulda, you may notice that your tests can get pretty slow. Pratik has released a piece of code called fast_context. By replacing your context block with a fast_context block, the setup block will run only once for that context, and not before every single shoulda macro call.

July 25nd, 2014

Rails Rumble, Debug Anything and Speeding up Rails

July 22nd, 2014

Get your mind in the Gutter, agree that Programming is Not Math, be a RubyCritic, master Vim Plugins for Ruby, review 3 Ways to Create Classes in Ruby, and take a trip to RailsPacific.

July 18th, 2014

Take a peek into your app, think about accessibility, write polyglot web apps, learn Rails, say goodbye to 1.8.7 and 1.9.2 support

July 15th, 2014

In this episode we cover fun with iBeacons and PunchClock, visually starting a Rails app with Prelang, a Ruby Queue Pop method with Timeout, text translations from the command line with Termit and Diving into the Rails request handling.