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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.

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