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Double Shot #832

Someone has been feeding my inbox growth hormones. I wish they'd stop.

  • iPad HTTP Debugging with Charles - Run iPad traffic through a desktop proxy. Useful.
  • Crew - Code review tool for git projects based on a branching model.
  • sudo_attributes - Methods for Active Record to allow you to override the attr_accessible settings that you should be making.
  • Zonebie - Set a random timezone at the start of each test run to make sure you don't have timezone-specific code.
  • Induction - Database client for OS X with built-in visualizations. Alpha release but worth keeping an eye on.
  • versionist - Plugin for versioning Rails 3 RESTful APIs, with support for multiple versioning strategies.
  • There is no simple solution for local storage - Discussion of some of the pros and cons of localStorage and other HTML5-ish browser storage methods.
  • Open Sourcing BankersBox - But if you do want to use localStorage, here's a javascript library to make it look sort of like redis.
  • Mass Assignment Security - How you can handle it in the controller in Rails 3.
  • Scriptular - Regular expression tester for javascript.

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