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Ruby5 Roundup - Episode 459

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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.




The letter_opener_web gem provides a handy web interface on top of the awesome letter_opener gem from Ryan Bates. No longer will you have to redo an action to see what that email looked like in the tab you already closed.



Ever wanted to get at your mint.com data programatically? The mint-exporter gem lets you extract your transactions form the service utilizing some private APIs.



Mongoid 4 comes with a lot of changes, including the removal of observers from the core library. A new gem called mongoid-observers will add that functionality back if your app is relying on it.

Interview with DHH


Hot on the heels of DHH's RailsConf keynote, Mike from UGtastic interviews DHH about TDD.



The ids_please gem makes it easy to extract social network ids from profile page URLs.

Ruby Heroes 2014


As always, the 2014 Ruby Heroes were announced during RailsConf this week. Congratulations to all the winners!

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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