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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

Why Ruby? Jump to Story

If you’re a Ruby programmer, you have probably been asked this question before: “Why Ruby?”. Apparently, it’s something Jeff Atwood (of Coding Horror & Stack Overflow fame) had to deal with when he released Discourse, his recent open­ source Ruby project. He wrote up a blog post about his decision to use Ruby after years of .NET development. So... if you’re curious about what’s so great about Ruby, give it a read.

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