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Episode #356 - March 26th, 2013

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This week we have Rails 4 undead cowboys, security updates, custom IRBs, local pull requests, reasons to use Ruby, ways to optimize it and read its documentation, and a couple of great conferences.

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  • Zombie Outlaws
  • Rails Security Updates
  • Customize your IRB
  • Local Pull Requests
  • Why Ruby?
  • Tuning Ruby & Rails
  • pry-doc 0.4.5
  • Git Bisect
  • Nickel City Ruby
  • Ruby5

Customize your IRB Jump to Story

Stephen Ball details the ways in which he customizes IRB, for instance he monkey patched the Object class to add a method called interesting_method. This method filters out all the methods that come from the ancestor chain of an object, leaving only the public methods defined specifically on the current object, which when you think about it should be a Ruby default method. He shows a few more Rails­specific customizations in his blog post, which you should look at.

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