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Episode #47 - February 2, 2010

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Rails_upgrade, smart_cookie_store, and Rack::ForceIE7 are covered in this episode of Ruby5. We also touch on the Jemini screencasts, delayed paperclip, Ruby gems for VirtualBox, and Capybara.

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  • New Relic RPM
  • rails_upgrade
  • smart_cookie_store
  • Jemini
  • Rack::ForceIE7
  • Delayed Paperclip
  • VirtualBox
  • Capybara
  • Ruby5

Rack::ForceIE7 Jump to Story

Andrew Chalkley recently released a new Rack middleware called Rack::ForceIE7. This stack component sets a custom response header which instructs Internet Explorer 8 to act in IE7 compatibility mode. So, if you're having issues with IE8 gumming up your application's look and feel, then this provides you with a short-term patch to tell IE8 to act like its older, slightly less intelligent cousin, while you migrate your users to Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. ;)

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