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Episode #204 - September 9th, 2011

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Ryan Bates has been busy, Letter_Opener, Resque Mail Queue, Rails-footnotes, capistrano-colors, capistrano-exts, cumbustion, and rolling your own gem server on this Sherpa-led Ruby5 expedition.

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  • New Relic
  • Upgrade to Rails 3.1
  • letter_opener
  • rescue_mail_queue
  • rails-footnotes
  • capistrano-exts
  • capistrano-colors
  • Combustion
  • Gem server
  • Ruby5

Combustion Jump to Story

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August 8th, 2014

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