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Hey folks! Welcome to! 🎉

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! -- all are welcome

I have turned on account moderation. I actually turned it on a few weeks ago, but then turned it off during to make it easier for attendees to join.

However, less than a day later, an account appeared posting links which clearly broke the instance rules, so it's back to moderation again.

It's not actually that much trouble to approve the accounts, and it's vastly preferable to having to suspend abusive ones, so overall I think this was the right choice.

Anyway! Ruby! :ruby:

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I'm quite enjoying this year's remote version of - clever use of Discord gives a good sense of community even with most of the talks being pre-recorded.

Anyone else here "attending"?

I'm considering switching the signup process on this instance to being directly moderated, instead of fully open; around 30% of the signups at the moment are companies that only want to put their links online.

Does anyone have any concerns about this?

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Interested in speaking at Ruby Galaxy? Our CFP is now open!!Take a look at 🛰


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Furthermore, it's recommended that you install cypress via npm, vendoring it in each project.

Got ten projects? Kiss 7GB of disk space goodbye.

I know that efficient disk space hasn't always been a top priority in the NPM world, but still, yeesh...

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I'm a big believer in system tests, and I front-end developers I know really like Cypress, so this will be interesting to explore:

What's crazy about Cypress, though, is that the Cypress app is 704MB. That's one hell of a development dependency. - in which I take inspiration from @robbyrussell's latest podcast episode for a couple of thoughts about maintainable software :ruby:

How much more of my disk space must I sacrifice to `node_modules`? All of it? :(

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Pat Allen released a couple of useful libraries: - Make local environment ruby/rails SSL as streamlined as possible. - Make local environment js webpack SSL as streamlined as possible.

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Great news, everyone! RuboCop's team decided today we're ready to ship 1.0 (this time for real)! A major milestone was achieved just now You've got about 1 week if you want to include some fixes/changes in this special release. :-)


Thanks to new Patreon donor and member @fearoffish! Much appreciated! :ruby: 🎉

(And if anyone else wants to help keep the lights on here:

TFW when _thought_ you'd pushed your branch and were waiting for the build results, only to realise after 30 minutes... you didn't.

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Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, 2e in Unofficial Texinfo Format (tl;dr looks great)

Hey folks,

The domain name is up for renewal soon, and looking at the overall expenses of running this instance, we could _really_ use a few more supporters on Patreon to help cover costs.

If you can spare a couple of bucks, it'd be really helpful!

Super special thanks to the current patrons: @sidekiq @shanecav @passthejoe @MikeG1 and super-supporter @honeybadger :honeybadger:

:ruby: 🎉

LRUG tonight! 6:20pm London time, registration details at See you there?

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