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Ruby5 Roundup - Episode 491

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It's that time again! Lynn 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.


Semaphore Free for OSS


Tired of Travis-CI or just want to try something different? Semaphore just launch a free plan for private and open source projects!

PostRank URI


Google's PostRank service released a new Ruby gem that can find URLs in random text and clean all the tracking tokens from popular websites.

Renewed Life for STI


The folks at Netguru just published a blog post about leveraging Postgres' JSON data type for better STI in Rails.

Email Validation


This blog post will give you some example code for validating email addresses using the MX records from the email domain's DNS configuration. Pretty cool stuff!



Rocketeer Josh Davey published a gem that makes it easy to respond with transit formatted data from your Rails app.

Pixel Perfect Precision Handbook


The Pixel Perfect Precision Handbook from UsTwo will give you an amazing crash course in good design. Everyone should read this!

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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