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rush v0.5

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The latest release of rush sports a handful of convenience methods on the top-level module for local access:

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Rushmate, rush + TextMate

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Nicholas Schlueter has created Rushmate, an integration library to let you use rush from within TextMate. This is a more flexible way of locating and manipulating files than either TextMate’s find-in-project search or a standard bash or Ruby script. Check out the source and docs.


Object-Oriented File Manipulation

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The file manipulation routines in Ruby’s stdlib are a bit of a mess. Operations are scattered among different classes - File, Dir, and FileUtils. Methods often aren’t where you expect them - like but not But worst of all, they aren’t object-oriented. You’d want to make calls like f.size or, but instead you’re stuck with File.stat(f).size and

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rush 0.4

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rush 0.4 released. Some changes:

  • Rush::Box#processes returns a ProcessSet, for syntax like this:
processes.filter(:cmdline => /mongrel_rails/).kill
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Ruby Conference Slides Online

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I’ve posted my slides from my talk rush, the Ruby shell and Unix Integration library, which I presented today at the Silicon Valley Ruby Conference.


rush 0.3

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You can read the full details, but here’s a tantalizing sample:

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rush 0.2

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New features include:

  • an exceptions framework (communicated across the wire - an exception on the remote box raises the same exception locally)
  • Box#bash to execute arbitrary bash command (returns stdout, raises an exception with stderr if shell command returned failure)
  • FindBy extensions for processes.find_by_pid(123) and processes.find_all_by_cmdline(/mongrel_rails/)
  • Process#parent and Process#children
  • Process#kill doesn’t return until the process is really dead (courtesy of the god code)
  • Improved tab completion
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Incremental - Always

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Programmers generally agree that working iteratively is a good idea. But sometimes, we’ll say: you just can’t. This particular problem has to be done in one big bite; there’s no way to break it down into smaller pieces; we just have to take the plunge.

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In The News

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Mirko Stocker interviewed me for this InfoQ article on rush.


rush Mailing List

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I’ve created a mailing list for rush, since discussion in the comments was getting a bit unwieldy.


gem install rush

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rush now has RDocs and a gem.


rush, the Ruby Shell

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The unix shell (bash) and remote login (ssh) are centerpieces of the server and app deployment process. While building Heroku, however, Orion and I became aware that these tools are pretty far out of step with modern, agile development practices.

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