Lynn and I are back 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.
This blog post from the folks at ReInteractive covers all the different ways you can form routes in Rails. If you are new to the framework or haven't used polymorphic paths before, you need to read this post.
Unsure of which http client to use with that REST API you are trying to talk to? The rest-client gem provides a simple DSL for interacting with RESTful services and some more advanced features for when things get a little crazy.
PostGIS and Google Maps
This blog series walks you through using PostGIS and Google Maps with Rails. It has lots of examples and explanations as well as a companion project on GitHub for you to play with.
SSL for Rails with Heroku and DNSimple
Setting up SSL has never been easier thanks to services like Heroku and DNSimple. This new blog post from thoughtbot walks you through the process of setting it up.
Rails vs. Sinatra
This blog post from PG Hagerty at Engine Yard provides reasonable explanations of what it is like to get started with each of the two major web frameworks for Ruby. If you are just getting started or haven't used Sinatra before, you should definitely check this out.
How to Get Developers to Write a Blogpost
The fine folks at Netguru wrote an excellent blog post about blogging. If you haven't been sharing your ideas publicly for any reason, you should take a look and hopefully have your mind changed.
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!