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Mike Gunderloy's "Rails Rescue Handbook" - Very Handy!

The Rails Rescue Handbook is a new, 83 page PDF e-book by Mike Gunderloy that goes in-depth on how to "rescue" a Rails project that might have, well, gone off the rails. The book is aimed at people who've had to…


Webbynode: A New Rails-Focused VPS Host Worth Checking Out

For a couple of months now, I've been getting regular e-mails from Carlos Taborda of new host Webbynode, asking me to check out their service, give it a try, watch their screencasts, and so on. You know, the usual promotional…

Warning: Security Hole In Rails 2.3's HTTP Digest Authentication

Nate Kontny of Inkling Markets has found a nasty security hole in the code example provided in both the documentation and blog post for the Digest Authentication functionality in Rails 2.3. If you've built your routine in a similar way to that as shown…


Petition: We Think RailsConf Sessions Should Be Recorded, Properly

This year, RailsConf brought in a new idea of allowing people to record sessions themselves and upload them to The problem is, few people are carrying good gear around to conferences, and even fewer want to hold up their Flip…

DHH's RailsConf 2009 Keynote Now Available

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Tim Ferriss' RailsConf Keynote Bores Audience To Tears; Mass Walk Out

The evening keynote on the first full day of RailsConf 2009 was delivered by Tim Ferriss and David Heinemeier Hansson in a "fireside chat" interview format. Tim Ferriss is a productivity guru most famous for his book The 4 Hour Workweek which…


An Early RailsConf 2009 Roundup

We're two days into proceedings here at RailsConf and things have gone pretty smoothly. One day of tutorials and one day of the conference proper with over 1000 developers in attendance.

Gregg Pollack of RailsEnvy has put together a 4 minute video with…


See You at RailsConf! Got A Story? Let's Chat.

I'm leaving to start my RailsConf trip tomorrow morning, swinging by Los Angeles for a couple of days beforehand. I'll be wearing my usual red glasses and will be eager to talk to anyone about their projects for coverage either…


Aptana RadRails 1.2 Brings Cloud Hosting Support To A Rails IDE

Aptana's RadRails IDE has been coming on leaps and bounds since Aptana got working on it full-time and released version 1.0 a year ago. This month, they released RadRails 1.2, which boasts streamlined Rails app deployment and updating via Aptana's…


State of the Stack: Who's Using What In Production

Recently, as part of their new RailsLab site, New Relic released The State of the Stack: A Ruby on Rails Benchmarking Report.

Despite the title, I don't think it's a benchmarking report at all, but it does present some useful information collected…

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