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Episode #219 - November 1st, 2011

Ruby 1.9.3 is the big story this week but we follow it up with an appraisal of config_fun and cucumber drama in Aruba, all while filming a Mockumentary and Spin-ing faster tests.

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Ruby 1.9.3 Released! Jump to Story

Ruby 1.9.3 was released on Sunday, which contains some noteworthy improvements including increased performance with file loading, more environment variables to tune the garbage collector, a change in the license to dual Ruby + 2-clause BSD, a better strategy for the GIL, test unit supports parellel testing, 4 new encodings, improvements to the openssl library, a new io/console library, and a few other things. If you're running Rails with 1.9.2, you may want to upgrade ASAP to get the bootup speed improvements.

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Time Travel Movies explained in git, a free online book to learn programming, better controllers with adequate_exposure, Avdi's Sinatra testing adventure, Engine Yard's App Server Arena, and the Informant Heroku add-on all in this episode of the Ruby5!