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Episode #420 - November 19th, 2013

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PostgreSQL lands on Amazon RDS, using chruby and ruby-install over RVM and rbenv, a free shopping cart Rails app, integrating Quickbooks with Rails 4, Mixpanel with Ruby, and Ruby Under a Microscope.

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  • PostgreSQL on RDS
  • PostModern Ruby
  • Rails Shopper App
  • Rails 4 and Quickbooks
  • Mixpanel Analytics with Ruby
  • Ruby Under a Microscope
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Mixpanel Analytics with Ruby Jump to Story

You may test your code, but do you test that your users are doing what you expect them to on your website? Not a lot of developers spend time to test if their users are using their app the way they want them to, and using that data to optimize the funnel. If this sounds interesting you may want to take a read through Matthew Closson’s recent post on the Envy Labs blog. In his article he shows how to use the MixPanel API to track events: when a user visits a page, logs in, or makes a purchase. These events can be assembled into a funnel which then measures the success of a particular path.

August 19th, 2014

We talk about Rails 4.0.9 and 4.1.5, flatten records, introduce Http::Exceptions, manage configurations, and update Devise.

August 15th, 2014

Dokkufy, Rails Helpers, JRuby, Xiki and DHH code review

August 12th, 2014

We talk about using the Facebook SDK with RubyMotion, Event Sourcing with Sandthorn, gems like rails_param and Groupdate, and time tracking with Hours.

August 8th, 2014

Beautiful API documentation, deprecating paths in Rails mailers, taking RubySteps, meeting Starboard, and the new Heroku Button