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Ruby5 Roundup - Episode 446

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Herokai Matthew Conway and I are back again to bring you the latest news in the Ruby and Rails communities. Here is a quick roundup of what's new in this episode of the Ruby5 podcast.


Drone & Docker


CI servers are all the rage, but the setup and management of some just cause us to break out in rage and frustration. This blog post from Jean-Philippe Boily will walk you through setting one up with Drone and Docker, which provides a simple self-hosted solution for your CI needs.

Under OS


Under OS is a RubyMotion library that lets you build your views in html and css instead of whatever crazy layouting library you've been using. You still get to use all the RubyMotion goodness under the hood, too!

Hello Ruby book funded


The kickstarter campaign for the Hello Ruby book was successfully funded! Linda Luikas asked for $10,000 to develop an e-book to help children learn to program and the community came out in force to donate over $380,000! This is a huge success for Linda and the book will be a win for the whole community. Thanks to Linda and everyone who donated.

RubyGems.org Cost


Running rubygems.org costs way more than you probably thought. It stays up thanks to funding from Ruby Central and the hard work of a lot of volunteers. If you haven't thanked them yet, you really should. All our livelihoods depend on it!

Rails 4 Assets on Heroku


Want to know all about how to leverage the Rails 4 asset pipeline on Heroku? A new article from Richard Schneeman on Heroku's Devcenter explains it in great detail!



The days of right-side-up text are finally behind us thanks to a new website from Rocketeer Jonathan Jackson. Just put in your normal text and it will flip it over for you to use wherever you please. The site itself is open source using Sinatra and the asset pipeline, so be sure to take a look under the hood!

So that's it for this episode of Ruby5. If you haven't already, subscribe to the podcast and keep yourself up to date. Thanks for listening!

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