We now have a new book list page on the Rails site that contains all the titles that are currently out in print or beta form. We’ll be adding to it as more titles become available.
He starts off by sharing some of his plans for Prototype 2.0 with Better inheritance for Prototype. Juicy tidbit: You might not have known that Justin Palmer is working on a Prototype book for the Pragmatic Programmers.
You can grab Sam’s RSS feed here.
He’s delivered on his first guide: Environments in Rails 1.1. The accompaying Cheat Sheet is particularly noteworthy. It lists all the various configuration options available to you, with a brief description of the purpose they serve.
To have your say on what Kevin covers next, send him your suggestion at kevin dot clark at gmail dot com with [idea] in the subject.
Have you ever wanted to write Rails routes using a URL’s subdomain? What about routing based on whether a request was HTTP vs HTTPS? Well, now you can. Recently Dan Webb released his “Request Routing Plugin”:http://svn.vivabit.net/external/rubylibs/request_routing/README for public use. This plugin lets you create routing rules that use a whole slew of new properties: domain, subdomain, method, port, remote_ip, content_type, accepts, request_uri, and protocol.
You can obtain the plugin from Dan’s subversion repository:
ruby script/plugin install \ http://svn.vivabit.net/external/rubylibs/request_routing/
Last June was the first Rails Day, where teams of two or three competed to build the best all around Rails app in a 24 hour period.
Last year’s contest had dozens of dozens of teams and almost as many prizes, including some pretty sweet ones for the teams that won top honors.
This year’s organizers are looking for your help on fine tuning the rules. So weigh in with your opinions if you have any.
Registration isn’t quite open yet. So rally the troops and stay tuned.
If you’re in Chicago for RailsConf, you might want to extend your stay to include the following Monday. The Getting Real workshop by 37signals is going down on June 26th. Learn all about how you can put those Rails skills towards your own business and build web applications like Basecamp, Backpack, and Campfire.
The workshop was announced yesterday and half the seats are already gone. If you want to partake, you’ll probably have to sign up pretty soon.
Tomek Piatek and others have started Well Railed, the Rails User’s Group in Wellington, NZ. The first meeting will be on the 30th May at 6:30-ish at Hell Pizza in Bond Street. So come along for some pizza and beers to meet the local rails crowd.
You can follow group discussions on-line on Google Groups page.
The latest Rails podcast features Tom Copeland, one of the guys who generously runs RubyForge. Some might be surprised to know that Rich Kilmer and Tom Copeland have been running RubyForge out of Rich’s basement for the past few years.
Aside from keeping all our Ruby libraries available for download, Rich and Tom have been putting in a lot of work on their latest application, indi which is in a private beta until mid summer.
A typed transcript should be available soon as well. For those interested in typed transcripts, you can subscribe to a transcript RSS feed.
Zed Shaw’s new (mostly) Ruby webserver Mongrel has been getting people’s attention lately. What started out as perhaps just an itch has turned into a full time project for Zed, backed by corporate funding.
Many have already switched their apps over to use Mongrel. Keep an eye on it as an increasingly viable option for serving up your Rails applications.
Write into Kevin with requests on a specific Rails related topic that you’d like to understand better. He chooses a topic from your requests each week and builds a guide around that topic.
Get your submissions in by Monday to kevin dot clark at gmail dot com. Include [idea] at the start of the Subject. He’ll have the guide ready by the following Monday.