Ruby 2.1 has been released, with the biggest addition being a completely new garbage collector that promises much better performance.
Ionic is a new user interface framework for building hybrid mobile applications with HTML5 that bills itself as the "bond between native and HTML5". It provides many of the essential mobile user interface paradigms, such as simple items like lists, tab bars and toggle switches. It also provides more complex visual layout examples such as menus that slide out to reveal content underneath.
RxJS 2.2 loses weight by only supporting ECMA Script 5 browsers in the default build. It also offers an even lighter weight version that only includes the most commonly used functions.
Phusion Passenger, a popular web app server originally for Ruby, now supports Node.js apps. The feature was introduced in the Enterprise edition of Passenger earlier this year, but has been open sourced as of the recent 4.0.21 release of the free version. Phusion Passenger brings Scaling, Statistics, Supervision and Multitenancy to Node.js. InfoQ talked to Phusion's CTO Hongli Lai.
CodeCube is a new service and open source project that aims to improve collaboration by allowing developers to both share and run code samples in a secure manner via the browser.
Using your own public API can be a challenge, Phil Calcado, Director of Engineering at Soundcloud, declared when sharing his experiences managing and rebuilding a large Rails application in a talk at the GOTO Berlin Conference.
Ajax Control Toolkit has been updated to support jQuery and includes a new Twitter control which takes advantage of new Twitter API. It also includes an improved documentation which describes the usage of ToolkitScriptManager.
After more than two years, the Rubinius team has released version 2.0 which brings improved multi-threading support and implements the upcoming Ruby 2.1.