- Dos Vulnerability in Ruby - Worth patching on your deployed Rails applications. Here's the official Ruby announcement. There's also a patched Ruby Enterprise Edition that fixes this.
- Searchlogic v2 beta released - Instant named scopes on the fly via method_missing.
- Firebug 1.5a3 - New round of alpha testing releases for those of us on Firefox 3.5.
A Fresh Cup
Notes on Rails and other development
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 12:31AM
Had a fun evening of patching Rails sites. Hope you did too.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 12:26AM
I'm sure something happened in Rails-land yesterday, but I didn't see it, so just one link today. More tomorrow, I expect.
- Firefox 3.5 Preview - If you haven't been seduced away by Safari, here's the latest Firefox, now nearing release candidate status and plenty stable enough for daily browsing.
Monday, June 8, 2009 at 12:42AM
Yup, Monday again. Keeps happening for some reason.
- Introducing Trample: A Better Load Sampler - James Golick wants to help you beat up your application.
- Freelancing: Writing Estimates - Advice for not losing your shirt when bidding a development project.
- sham_rack - FakeWeb for Rack, sort of: a way to stub out external sites via Rack for testing.
- CUPS - Huh, browser-based printer management on OS X, just visit http://127.0.0.1:631/printers/ - more unixy goodness.
- Lynxlet - Lynx on OS X. Useful if you ever need to visit a gopher site, I guess.
Friday, June 5, 2009 at 12:41AM
And some days, the bugs eat you.
- request-log-analyzer - Nice little tool for crunching through Rails logs and finding performance issues.
- Sprinkle: the provisioning tool for people who don't have huge server clusters - Luke Franci points to a lower-complexity alternative to Chef and Puppet.
- Introducing Page Speed - Google gets into the Firebug optimization add-on business.
- activegroonga - Ruby bindings for yet another full-text search engine.
Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 12:44AM
Back on a reasonably early morning schedule. Hopefully I can catch more than worms.
- Adobe BrowserLab - Adobe hosted service for cross-browser testing. It didn't work on the test page I threw at it, but maybe you'll have better luck.
- ClickTale - Serious in-page web analytics. I might have some use for this in the future.
- Joe - Thor scripts to simplify releasing gems to RubyForge.
- Auto timeout sessions in Rails - Just like banks and stuff use to turn off your browser session.
- Security Problem with authenticate_with_http_digest - Yeah, Rails had another security issue. It's hardly the worst one ever. I'm very amused by Hacker News trying to get the mob together with pitchforks for this one. (Full disclosure: I'm partially responsible because I passed on the original documentation to the blog entry without spotting the error. Guess I'd better go shoot myself for that.)