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Episode #2 - August 17, 2009

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Today's episode covers a variety of topics from teaching Ruby as a first language to testing habits and A/B testing to bcrypt. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and if you've got any stories you'd like for us to cover, let us know at ruby5@envylabs.com.

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This week Hongli Lai wrote up an article on keeping your user's passwords secure in the Phusion Blog. He writes about never plaintext to store passwords, hashing algorithms, salting, and more. Specifically, he recommends using Blowfish File Encryption, or "bcrypt," because it's a slower-running algorithm which will make it more difficult to crack.

April 15th, 2014

In this episode we cover the results of the Cloudflare Heartbleed challenge, tracking trends in the Ruby community with the Ruby Survey, Rails 4.1 ActiveRecord enums, iStats for CPU temperature on OS X and some Insanely Useful ActiveAdmin Customizations.

April 8th, 2014

The internet is heartbleeding plus exciting rails 4.1 features. With special guest Nathan Hessler.

April 8th, 2014

On today's episode: Rails 4 PostgreSQL integration, tips for hiring great software engineers, Ruby Love, what your conference proposal is missing, crafting a conference talk, an introduction to JSON schemas, Build a Ruby Gem, and Surviving APIs with Rails

Episode #453 – April 4th, 2014

On today's episode, PDF generation options, some Ruby 2.1 garbage collection "discussion", CDN performance, an edge Rails treat, and a new book from Thoughtbot. Also, your intrepid hosts take their final bow.