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Hey folks! Welcome to ruby.social! 🎉

I'm hoping this will become a good, friendly community for Ruby-folks to chat and discover new friends. But for that to happen, you need to sign up!

ruby.social -- all are welcome

(editor poll follow-up)

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Code editor poll, because why not, I'm curious!

Feel free to reply with more details if you like!

So -- what editor are you mostly working in at the moment? (more options in follow-up toot)

James Adam boosted

I decided to create an account on ruby.social, so: hello all!

I had previous mastodon account but nothing really going on there, so I probably won't bother with a proper migration.

James Adam boosted

DragonRuby is sponsoring and is giving away free licenses to Game Toolkit. The hackathon starts in 5 days.

It's not an unhealthy "stay up all night" type of hackathon and you'll have almost two weeks to build your game. Please boost! jamcraft.dragonruby.org

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Quick message of thanks to the Patreon supporters who help keep this instance running. Follow them! 🎉

@judofyr, @sidekiq, @fuji, @bertocq and @shanecav

Extra special thanks to the top tier sponsors:
:honeybadger: @honeybadger :ruby: @amirrajan

If you'd like to help out... 👉 patreon.com/rubysocial

Thanks again, folks!

Interested in (or already working on) tech related things to help with ?

Take a look at coronavirustechhandbook.com/

James Adam boosted

I'm not saying you need to panic buy anything, but now is the time to start getting _mentally_ prepared for some significant changes to daily life with COVID-19.

Start figuring out how you're going to handle any social distancing measures, and how you can work from home, if (when) general transmission gets going in your area.

Thinking about what you might need to do now will put you in a much better position to actually do it when the time comes.

#covid #covid19 #coronavirus

Successfully persuaded the devops person to *not* install rbenv in production.

One more step up the mountain…

James Adam boosted

Hello fellow rubyists, I'm thrilled to be tooting with you.

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How do you pronounce `sudo`?

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In Ruby you can call a parent class’s method from another method in a child:

class Parent
def foo
1
end
end

class Child < Parent
def foo
2
end

def bar
Parent.instance_method(
:foo
).bind(self).call - foo
# == -1
end
end

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For the new folks on Mastodon, here are the various ways you can discover new people on here to talk to!

bnolet.me/posts/2019/11/discov

Please boost :)

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Mike's one piece of advice for new Mastodon users - dive into that Federated column and follow ANYONE and EVERYONE who looks like they've posted anything at all interesting to you. Just hammer the button. There's no penalty for mistakes. Go wild.

Later, when your Home timeline is buzzing, go in and unfollow people you decide you're not enjoying so much now.

Then do that again a few times. Then some more. Forever.

Rails 6.0.1 was released a few days back: weblog.rubyonrails.org/2019/11

What version are you running for your main project? (please reply if you're not using Rails, that's interesting too!)

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Are there any #Ruby devs from Frankfurt/Darmstadt/Rhein-Main here?

Is there at least one other person interested in toots like twitter.com/ruby_frankfurt/sta from the local Ruby Meetup?

There's been an influx of noise accounts here over the last few weeks, so I've updated our rules with a simple section about companies and random accounts: ruby.social/about/more#compani

My motivation is to reduce the amount of weird, random accounts that get created on this instance, to improve the signal-to-noise ratio for the real users.

If you have any thoughts about this, please don't hesitate to get in touch!

James Adam boosted

I've been building Flóðgátt, a replacement streaming API server for Mastodon. The goal is to cut RAM usage and make hosting an instance that much cheaper.

So far, we've cut RAM for the streaming server of an empty instance by ~94.2%

The next task is to make sure that lower RAM usage can scale without other issues (e.g., CPU).

To do that, I need a test server with enough connections to see how Flóðgátt performs under load.

That's where y'all come in: can you please follow @codesections ?

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