Introducing the RubyLetter podcast - a short, weekly breakdown of what's happening in the Ruby and Ruby on Rails communities. Released Thursdays.

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Date Title
05/18/2017 Episode 10
This week we go over some new releases like Dry-view, polyfill, cuckoo filter, and an update to JRuby. We look at fixing bugs in JRuby, feature testing, and how to determine what needs testing. We watched a panel on performance, found a repo of interview questions, learned to combat N+1 queries, and how to write a hypermedia API client..
05/11/2017 Episode 9
Sinatra 2.0, database indexing, loving the implicit, Rails 5.1 features, RSpec and Rails, and heaps.
05/04/2017 Episode 8
Rails 5.1 was released this week, so we go through some of its changes, both big and small. Also featured: a resource for machine learning with Ruby, a love letter to Ruby and enumerables, Bundler's new update options, Rooby, and a bot for IRC.
04/27/2017 Episode 7
This week is RailsConf, which means there were tons of releases and updates this week, including Sidekiq, HAML, Heliz, OJ, and Pronto. We found some cool chatbot and Alexa tutorials, looked at a handy blog post about Ruby's enumerables, and learned how to search by radius in Redis. There were also some great Rails book deals.
04/20/2017 Episode 6
We go over what's happening in the Ruby community this week, including upcoming events, RubyTogether updates, RubyMotion's change of leadership, the time I had to crack my own Reddit password, Seeing is Believing, Rails in Windows 10, maintainable controllers, and Binding IRB.
04/13/2017 Episode 5
We go over what’s happened in the Ruby community this week, including what features to expect  from Postgres 10, DockRails, Ruby and Google App Engine, what changed in Ruby 2.4, diagnosing memory cliffs, and beer internships.
04/06/2017 Episode 4
We go over what’s happened in the Ruby community this week, including Hanami 1.0.0, Fae, TruffleRuby and Sulong, Idiosyncratic Ruby, how your classes get huge, Capybara tips, and hackathon hustlers. We acknowledge the passing of Rubyist and teacher Jason Seifer.
03/30/2017 Episode 3
We go over what's happened in the Ruby community this week, including the Ruby 2.2.7 release, Bundler 1.14, creating a simple landing page using Ruby, Google Spreadsheets, and Sinatra, how to tackle configuration strategies, modeling a paginated API as a lazy stream, speeding up Ruby's Array.include? method, and a primer on regular expressions. We also talk about what to expect in this week's RubyLetter on the origins of databases.
03/23/2017 Episode 2
Today we go over what's happened in the Ruby community this week, including the Ruby 2.4.1 release and Onigmo, the Rails 5.1.rc1 release, the end of RubyHeroes, and a survey on Ruby servers and operations from Phusion. We also talked about what to expect in this week's RubyLetter: caching.
03/17/2017 Episode 1
Welcome to the RubyLetter Podcast! Today we go over what's happening in the Ruby community, including Google App Engine, RubyGems funding, self-publishing, Google spreadsheets and Ruby, and existence checks. We promise our jokes will get better.

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