Some really cool tricks with Ruby hashes–if you supply a block to
Hash.new, that will act as a default value for a given key. For example, here’s a Fibonacci hash I put together which caches the values (making it pretty quick):
fibonacci = Hash.new do |h,k|
if k < 2
h[k] = k
h[k] = h[k-1] + h[k-2]
fibonacci # => 8
fibonacci # => 354224848179261915075
I just announced our new Ruby gem over on the Viddler blog. It’s a fairly basic wrapper for our v2 API for now, but I definitely have plans for some really cool features, like having ActiveModel compatible classes for stuff like videos, playlists, users, etc., as well as making it easy to integrate into existing ActiveRecord models in Rails.
So, if you’re into Ruby and you’re looking for a way to integrate video into your site, definitely check us out. We have a really great API, and now that there’s an official gem, it’s easier than ever to get started.