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Episode #159 - March 18, 2011

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Today's Ruby5 assault begins with a generous helping of slop and a swamp rat battle. It rages on with talk of zombies and cucumbers, static site generation and natural language parsing. Finally we bring it all home with a new way to protect sensitive user data and some fresh-squeezed JRuby.

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  • New Relic RPM
  • Slop 1.0
  • Upcoming Capybara
  • Cucumber JS Alert Step
  • Ace
  • Bdoc
  • Nickel
  • attr_encrypted
  • JRuby 1.6
  • Ruby5

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