MongoDB - Andrew White
Here’s an interesting blog post on why you shouldn’t use MongoDB unless you’ve a very specific set of requirements.
A Lightweight CI Tool - Chris Blunt
Inspired to find a lightweight CI tool, I’ve recently been playing with Integrity, an open-source CI app built in ruby. It’s relatively simple to configure, runs as a Rack app, and ties nicely into post-receive hook workflows. It integrates with popular services (Campfire, Github, etc.), as well as exposing web hooks for custom notifications. More details at http://integrity.github.io.
Truncating HTML Strings - Tom Sabin
Truncato, a useful library that retains valid HTML when truncating a string with HTML entities.
Jazz up your rails - Matt Peperell
Bored of waiting your your rails app to compile when running tests? Use this to alleviate the boredom. Headphones recommended.