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If programming languages were cars...

Please note that I've tried to capture the spirit of various languages, with some twists for entertainment value. Don't take it personally if the car I selected for your language of choice isn't what you'd like, this is purely for entertainment :)
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The New Hash Syntax in Ruby

Starting from Ruby 1.9 the new syntax for hashes was provided. Let's find out how to easily upgrade your code all over the project.
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Godaddy On Tonight’s Super Bowl Commercials: Registrations Up 466% Over Last Year; Traffic Doubled & Now Over 45 Million Domains

Well I know there’s been a lot of discussion inside and outside the domain industry tonight on the Godaddy Super Bowl ads.
Love them or hate them, Godaddy says the two commercial they ran tonight on the Super Bowl are the most successful Super Bowl ads in their history in terms of response, traffic and sales.
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12 Fun Hacks for Getting More Out of YouTube

There’s no doubt that plain old YouTube can be tons of fun, but when you get bored of watching clips the traditional way, there are a ton of sites that can help enhance the experience.
Whether you want to view a video with a far-away friend, compare two clips, or find more interesting ways of browsing and sharing, there are plenty of options out there. The web community is known for creating hacks that improve your surfing experience; now we’ve dug into some of those tools and hacks built around YouTube.
Have a look through our 10 choices and let us know of any other YouTube mashups, hacks, or similar sites and services you’ve used. We’d love to hear about them in the comments below.
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How-to send email with a Google account form Ruby On Rails

I have seen many articles in the web that explain how to send an email with a Google account from a Ruby On Rails application. However, I believe there are several faulty or incomplete examples around. That’s why I decided to share a working solution that I used in various projects.
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Dynamic context in Rspec - don’t repeat yourself

Advanced rspec features allow to use very effective technique to organize tests. You are able to construct and define context in more flexible way than before. We use to have less problems with subject and behavior. And context is what testing is all about. Just because web apps manage data, behavior seriously depends on current state of the database.
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Scratch your own itch

The easiest, most straight-forward way to create a great product or service is to make something you want to use. That lets you design what you know – and you will figure out immediately whether or not what you are making is any good.
At 37signals, we build products we need to run our own business. For example, we wanted a way to keep track of whom we talk to, what we said, and when we need to follow up next. So we created Highrise, our contact-management software. There was no need for focus-groups, market studies, or middlemen. We have the itch, so we scratched it.
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