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EE Podcast #3: Goodbye PHP4 (and IE6)

October 13, 2009 at 8:18AM

Solspace announces that they'll be dropping support for PHP 4 and IE6, a discussion with EE add-on developer and EE-podcast supporter, "Brandon Kelly":, and the latest EE-related news.

Links for this episode:

  • "EE Mobile Admin updated": to include support for masked Control Panel access, FieldFrame fieldtypes and more.
  • "Edmonton, Canada Meetup": will take place on October 24th. Win EE prizes like Ryan's "ExpressionEngine Screencasts": If you have a meet-up scheduled, let the folks at EllisLab know about it. They'll post it to their site!
  • Stephen Lewis posted his "final article in a series on EE and Git": Started in June of this year, Lewis wrapped up the series with a fourth and final article.
  • "Dan's article on Git and Capistrano":
  • "Publish Button": extension displays the Submit buttons when they're out of view (from scrolling). A nice extension with great potential to become extremely annoying in day-to-day use.
  • "Solspace is moving its add-ons to PHP 5": How does this impact you? What does long-time PHP developer Dan Benjamin think? We also talk to EE add-on developer Brandon Kelly to get his take.

Hosted by Lea Alcantara & Ryan Irelan.

Ruby on Rails Podcast #85: Michael Koziarski

October 11, 2009 at 8:00PM • 8 minutes

This episode was originally published on October 11, 2007.

Rails core member Michael Koziarski talks about Rails 2.0, the new patch process, and working on the core team.

From RailsConf in Berlin.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.

Ruby on Rails Podcast #35: Aslak Hellesoy

October 9, 2009 at 12:30PM • 30 minutes

This episode was originally published on October 9, 2006.

A member of the rSpec team talks about Behavior Driven Development. From the offices of Bekk in Oslo, Norway.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.

Ruby on Rails Podcast #125: RailsConf Europe: Rubinius and CoachTV

October 8, 2009 at 4:30PM • 10 minutes

This episode was originally published on October 8, 2008.

Wilson Bilkovich explains the recent rewrite of Rubinius.

Lars Pind discusses Coach TV, his new video blog on happiness and personal development for geeks.

Also mentioned

Hosted by Brittany Martin.

The Ruby Show #95: e keep it quick while still packing in the news.

October 8, 2009 at 12:31PM

Episode #095. Dan Benjamin (Playgrounder, Hivelogic) is back this week and we keep it quick while still packing in the news.

Sponsored by New Relic
The Rails Envy podcast is brought to you this week by NewRelic. NewRelic provides RPM which is a plugin for rails that allows you to monitor and quickly diagnose problems with your Rails application in real time. Check them out at

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Show Notes

  • Top story: Request log analyzer Released

    Request-log-analyzer, now with updated README and LICENSE.

  • Unicorn

    Unicorn is a HTTP server for Rack applications designed to take advantage of features in Unix/Unix-like kernels and only serve fast clients on low-latency, high-bandwidth connections. Slow clients should only be served by placing a reverse proxy capable of fully-buffering both the the request and response in between Unicorn and slow clients.

  • Rainbows

    Rainbows! is a HTTP server for sleepy Rack applications. It is based on Unicorn, but designed to handle applications that expect long request/response times and/or slow clients.

  • Mustache

    Mustache is a framework-agnostic way to render logic-free views.

  • Install any html theme template in to your rails app

    Dr. Nic walks through using his recently released install_theme to install html templates in to your rails app. It also supports haml.

  • Ruby on Rails Code Quality Checklist

    Matthew Moore put up a code quality check list for Rails apps and goes on to explain, in detail, every item.

  • Gemcutter

    Gemcutter is the next generation of gem hosting for the Ruby community. Instantly publish your gems and install them. Use the API to interact and find out more information about available gems. Become a contributor and enhance the site with your own changes.

  • Ruby Inside redesigned

    Ruby Inside has a swanky new look. Check it out.

  • RMagick looking for a new maintainer

    The RMagick project is looking for someone to take over maintenance. The project requires a moderately good C programmer who understands the Ruby C extension API and who is familiar with or is interested in becoming familiar with the ImageMagick MagickCore API. If you're interested email [email protected]

  • block_helpers

    The block_helpers gem generates helpers similar to the form-builders, but for the general case.

  • autotest-fsevent 0.1.2

    Now Snow Leopard compatible! You can safely resume autotesting.

  • Instruct a Robot with IRB

    Use an IRB console to control a robot!

  • validates_captcha

    A captcha verification approach for Rails apps, directly integrated into ActiveRecord's validation mechanism and providing helpers for ActionController and ActionView.

Hosted by Jason Seifer & Dan Benjamin.

Ruby on Rails Podcast #83: Uncut: Martin Sadler

October 6, 2009 at 10:45PM • 8 minutes

This episode was originally published on October 6, 2007.

Martin Sadler of Working with Rails.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.

Ruby on Rails Podcast #84: Uncut: James Cox

October 6, 2009 at 10:45PM • 6 minutes

This episode was originally published on October 6, 2007.

A chat with James Cox after the Future of Web Apps conference in London.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.

Ruby on Rails Podcast #82: Uncut: Rob McKinnon

October 6, 2009 at 10:30PM • 9 minutes

This episode was originally published on October 6, 2007.

Rob Mckinnon talks about keeping citizens informed and politicians honest with They Work for You.

See also:

Hosted by Brittany Martin.

EE Podcast #2: EE Roadshow Wrap-up and Developer Tools

October 6, 2009 at 8:16AM

In episode two, Ryan and Dan discuss feedback on the first episode, the EE Roadshow conference, which took place last Friday in Seattle and some useful developer tools. Also, don't miss Ryan quizzing Dan on EE trivia.

Links for this episode:

  • "EE Roadshow": 2009 in Seattle. Ryan spoke at the conference this past Friday and details about the talks and some slides (not yet posted) are available on the EE Roadshow website.
  • Coming up later this month is "EECI 2009": in Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • "Read Ryan's EE Roadshow Wrap-up post on EE Insider":
  • "Viget Labs lists some of their favorite EE tools": You might know some of these but maybe there's a new one on the list to try out.
  • Useful Add-on: "ER Developer Toolbar": Erik Reagan put together a plugin that displays quick links to oft-used preferences and configuration screens in the Control Panel. You place the plugin tag in your front-end templates for easy access.
  • "SL Developer Info": All of your settings and other EE information in one place. With this extensions you get quick links to everything you need to build an EE site. Very, very handy.
  • "LG Add Sitename": Not only does it display the site name in the top left of the Control Panel, but it optionally displays server time information. Great for debugging issues with entries not appearing when you think they should.
  • "EE Database Tables Diagram": Leevi Graham put together a diagram of the EE database tables. A potentially useful reference sheet while developing add-ons.

Hosted by Lea Alcantara & Ryan Irelan.

Tack Sharp #10: The Dark

October 5, 2009 at 5:21PM

Dan and Duncan discuss techniques for shooting in low light conditions, from cool roadside shots to the space shuttle.

Links for this episode:

  • "Space Shuttle and rocket launch pictures":
  • "Space Shuttle Shooting Advice": (by Stan Jirman)
  • "Duncan's interior NYC pics":
  • "Duncan's outdoor NYC pics":
  • "Duncan's tripod":
  • "Duncan's monopod":
  • "Dan's tripod":
  • "Dan's monopod":

Hosted by Duncan Davidson & Dan Benjamin.