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Michael Morin

This Week's New Releases

By December 19, 2008

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Every week, new and exciting programs, libraries and gems are released to the Ruby world. This week, here are a few of the most interesting (in this blogger's opinion) releases.

  • rbfind - A replacement for the UNIX find utility made in Ruby. The find utility is often difficult to use, requiring you to memorize esoteric options to create the filters you want. With rbfind, you can use normal Ruby expressions to make this a whole lot easier.

  • JRuby 1.1.6 - This is an incremental release of JRuby. More work is being done to make it compatible with Ruby 1.9.x, as well as numerous smaller enhancements.

  • Mr. Bones 2.1.1 "Proximal Phalanges" - Mr. Bones is quite a neat utility, it's used to create a "skeleton" for new Ruby projects. It'll create a new directory, some common files such as README and give you a very useful rakefile. This rakefile is handy for running tests, packaging your project as a gem, creating documentation and sending announcement emails.

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