A while back, we wrote an article on Running Background Jobs in Ruby on Rails.
My editor at Addison-Wesley wrote me today. He says that 6000 copies of “Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X, 3rd Edition” are on trucks. I think the 3rd edition is pretty good; it adds two chapters on Core Data, and chapters on the garbage collector, Core Animation, Web Services, NSTask, and NSViewController. A lot of little things were tidied up.
Scout, our server monitoring and application, is now available for public consumption.
We’ve used Scout for several months internally. Along with Colloquy, Google Docs, Basecamp, and Skitch, it’s one of the few apps I use every day.
The success of our Scout monitoring tool’s Beta has been amazing. We appreciate all the feedback we’ve received so far.
If you’re just getting started with testing (and general test-first or test-driven development) in your Ruby and Ruby on Rails applications, you have a couple of choices.