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Ruby5 Roundup - Episode 474

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The news in the Ruby and Rails communities isn't going to deliver itself, but Lynn and I have your back. Here is a quick roundup of what's new in this episode of the Ruby5 podcast.


Vic Ramon's Ember Tutorial


Trying to use Ember with Rails but struggling with the concepts? Fellow Rocketeer Vic Ramon wrote a very comprehensive guide to using them together.



Want to grab emoji by the colons? Check out the gemoji gem on GitHub! It gives you a rake task and helpers that make it easy to integrate into your app.



Learning Rails and inundated with exceptions in your server log? Save valuable time with the stack_rescue gem! It automatically searches Stack Overflow and prints the top five results in your server log for every exception raised.



The rack-dev-mark gem gives you a middleware that will inject a banner into your non-production environments so your testers and product folks will never be confused again.

Grand Central Dispatch


This blog post from MotionInMotion walks you through some interesting uses of Dispatch.once. It is a short read and I think the ideas are applicable to all Rubyists, whether you do RubyMotion or not.



The fine folks at thoughtbot have made it even easier for you to have an awesome development setup. The laptop project is an open source set of scripts for building out and customizing your local development environment.

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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