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Opalist Newsletter - Issue #4

Opalist is an e-mail newsletter showcasing the latest news and tutorials in the Opal (Ruby-to-JS source compiler) ecosystem and cutting-edge front-end development. In our fourth issue, we cover a bunch of news in the world of Opal gems as well as a great screencast showing how to build highly-interactive apps via Volt.

Getting started with AlchemyCMS

AlchemyCMS looks like the perfect CMS in terms of it’s architecture and flexibility. It’s the best way to give your users freedom of changing page content while keeping everything under control in terms of structure and design. You don’t have to worry about your users messing up the view because they’re lacking the technical skills to write proper html/css. Read more

Great introduction. Should be part of the official guidelines.

Beautiful Ruby, convenient Rails

In this blog post I want to reflect on things which make Ruby a beautiful language to read and write, and on things which make Ruby on Rails a convenient tool to quickly prototype.

Why Ruby?

I love Ruby as a language, it makes a lot of things easier and the rest of things pleasant. I talk about some of those things in Why ruby?

Recursion in Ruby

Exploring different ways to solve problems recursively in Ruby: Sum, Map, Factorials, Fibonacci, Reduce, comparing iterative solutions to their recursive counterparts.

The Secret Life of Your Database, Part 2: Join Tables

When it comes to databases, there’s two schools of thought: those who hate them, and those who love them. Databases can be complicated, especially when you try to query for data from different tables! This blog post explores the secret life of your database using join tables, and includes some cool SQL queries and diagrams to boot!

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