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GitHub Compromised by Mass Assignment Vulnerability

by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 12, 2012 6

GitHub was recently compromised by a vulnerability in Ruby on Rails know as mass assignment. This vulnerability is thought to not only affect a large number of Ruby-based websites, but also those using ASP.NET MVC and other ORM-backed web frameworks.

Ruby Enterprise Edition End-of-Life, Phusion Focuses on Passenger

by Mirko Stocker on  Feb 29, 2012

Phusion announced that their Ruby 1.8.7 based Enterprise Edition (REE) is nearing its end-of-life. A Ruby 1.9 based version is not planned, instead the team focuses on Phusion Passenger, their solution for running Ruby on Apache and Nginx.

Travis CI Announces Support for Java and Plans for Travis Pro

by Manuel Pais on  Feb 23, 2012

Travis CI, a cloud-based continuous integration (CI) offering for open source projects on Github, has announced support for Java builds, as well as Scala and Groovy additions. After gaining traction among the Ruby open source community the project is now looking into the possibility of expansion to a hosted CI service (nicknamed Travis Pro).

Ruby on Rails: 3.2 RC1 Released, 4.0 Will Drop Ruby 1.8.7

by Mirko Stocker on  Dec 22, 2011

The Ruby on Rails team announced the first release candidate of Rails 3.2. New features include a faster development mode, an explain feature for database queries and several smaller features. After 3.2, the next major release of Rails will be 4.0 and drop support for Ruby 1.8.7

Ruby on Rails 3.1 Released, Brings Assets Pipeline, Streaming, and Javascript Changes

by Mirko Stocker on  Sep 03, 2011 2

Exactly one year after the last major released, the Ruby on Rails team released Rails 3.1. The highlights of this release are support for HTTP Streaming, more intelligent migrations and the new assets pipeline that makes it easier to use CoffeeScript and Sass.

Public Beta of Play! is Now Available on Heroku

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Aug 30, 2011 5

Play!, a Java Web Framework is now available on Heroku as a public beta. Play! is built on Netty and is well suited for handling asynchronous I/Os. It is based on a "share-nothing" stateless programming model.

VMware Releases Free Version of Micro Cloud Foundry

by Michael Floyd on  Aug 24, 2011 1

VMware today released a free downloadable version of its Cloud Foundry software, called Micro Cloud Foundry, designed to run locally on a developer’s workstation in a single virtual machine. Mac and PC developers can run and build cloud applications locally without having to configure middleware, and scale and deploy to their applications wherever they want without modifying code.

Ephemeralization or Heroku's Evolution to a Polyglot Cloud OS

by Michael Hunger on  Aug 10, 2011

Heroku recently announced its new Cedar stack and the addition of Node.js and Clojure as new deployment languages. InfoQ spoke with Heroku Co-Founder Adam Wiggins about this recent development, underlying principles and future plans. He compares a PAAS to an Operating System for the Cloud built atop of the combination of powerful, existing tools.

Exceptional Ruby

by Robert Bazinet on  May 16, 2011

Developers enjoy writing code but few developers enjoy writing exception handling code and even fewer do it right. A new book titled Exceptional Ruby by Avdi Grimm attacks the subject and helps developers take the right approach to solid exception handling code.

Puppet Labs Releases Faces, Relicenses Puppet Under Apache 2.0

by Michael Floyd on  May 03, 2011

Puppet Labs released a command-line interface & set of APIs last week, called Faces, that allows sysadmins to create or extend subcommands and actions for Puppet. The API is callable from Ruby and includes objects that expose Puppet’s internal subsystem. Sysadmins can access Puppet objects like report to create, display and submit reports, and catalog to compile, save, view and convert catalogs.

Cloud Foundry Experiences Storage Failure

by Michael Floyd on  Apr 26, 2011 3

VMware’s Cloud Foundry yesterday experienced a widespread failure of their storage infrastructure that left some users wondering why they couldn’t log into their control panels and issue vmc commands.

RailsInstaller Provides Easy Rails on Windows Installation

by Robert Bazinet on  Jan 26, 2011 3

RailsInstaller provides Windows developers a great way to easily create Ruby on Rails 3 applications in no time. Up until now, Windows developers would be on their own to setup Ruby, RubyGems, Rails and SQLite in order to begin to create their first Rails application. Thanks to Dr. Nic Williams of Engine Yard and his team, it is much easier now.

Appcelerator Buys Aptana

by Mirko Stocker on  Jan 22, 2011

Appcelerator, the company behind the Titanium application development platform, has acquired Aptana. Aptana Studio 3, the Eclipse-based IDE with tightly integrated support for JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Ruby, Python and PHP, is due to be released this quarter.

MacRuby Roundup: 0.7 Released, GCD-based Web Server, BridgeSupport

by Werner Schuster on  Oct 24, 2010

MacRuby 0.7 is out, with the usual performance and compatibility improvements, including Ruby 1.9.2 compatibility. To demonstrate MacRuby's tight integration with Snow Leopard's Grand Central Dispatch (GCD), the team has released ControlTower, a Rack-based web server. Also: with the new BridgeSupport, all native APIs can now be accessed and scripted.

New Relic Has Released RPM for .NET and PHP

by Abel Avram on  Oct 15, 2010

New Relic has released two new variants of its performance tool: RPM for .NET and RPM for PHP. RPM offers performance monitoring and analysis for web applications running on premises or in the cloud.

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