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Wagn: A Revolutionary Open Source Wiki on Rails

Everyone knows how wikis work by now - but when was the last time you saw a wiki that struck you as advancing the state of the art? Despite scores of implementations, most wikis are similar to the original. But…

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Fully Tested SQL Server 2000 & 2005 Adapter for Rails 2.2

Do you need to use Microsoft's SQL Server as the database system for your Rails application (or, would you like to)? A group of developers (Ken Collins, Murray Steele, Shawn Balestracci, Joe Rafaniello, and Tom Ward) have developed the Rails SQL…

New Edge Rails Feature: Default Scoping

In his "What's New in Edge Rails" series, Ryan Daigle has just written about "default scoping." You're probably familiar with regular named scopes on Rails models, but now there's a default_scope method that defines a scope that exists by default on find methods.

Example:

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An All New Rails Security Guide

Hot off the back of the Rails Guides hackfest came a lot of great new Rails documentation. Now joining that documentation comes an all new Ruby on Rails Security Guide. Clocking in at almost 11,000 words, the guide covers RJS injection,…

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7 Barebones Rails Apps To Kick Start Your Development Process

Back in 2005, the first Rails application a novice Rails developer produced was typically a simple blog-like system. This was in no small part thanks to a great screencast produced by David Heinemeier Hansson demonstrating how to create such a…

Got a Rails App Accepting XML Input? You've Got A Fix To Do – Now.

The official Ruby blog announces that REXML, an XML library that comes with Ruby and is heavily used by many Ruby apps (including RAils), is vulnerable to a specific type of attack that could result in a denial of service. Core…

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Going to SXSW in 2009? Vote for some Rails Panels

South by Southwest (SXSW) is a set of festivals that take place each year in Austin, TX. Over the past few years, many Rubyists have made it to the event (Twitter's initially popularity storm was brewing at SXSW 2007!) and Ruby…

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The 8 Most Fun Rails Jobs Available Today (August 2008)

From our Rails jobs board comes some amazing sounding jobs this month! I'm almost tempted to emigrate and apply for a few.

The working environments include a gaming startup, a skunkworks at an adult entertainment company, a house in Los Angeles, and the prestigious…

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How to Detect and Fix Slow Rails Requests

Derek Haynes has written "4 Simple Steps to Detect & Fix Slow Rails Requests," an excellent guide to figuring out what's causing your Rails app to slow down, and what to do about it. The main argument is that Rails…

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Yet More Attractive Graphs: Open Flash Chart Library Ported For Use With Rails

Open Flash Chart is an open source Flash charting tool that can produce a wide range of attractive graphs and charts. Developer Charlie Snider has announced that he has ported the code to Ruby, primarily for use with Rails. He has…

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