18 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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By Mike Gunderloy of A Fresh Cup 2 months ago.
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Rails 4 Engines - Decomposing your app into multiple engines with a SOA-like connection.

Elasticsearch 1.0.0 Released - Big number for this spiffy bit of software.

Why Ruby blocks exist - A basic introduction to using blocks and each.

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By Assaf of Labnotes 12 months ago.
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§ What you need to know about Big O and paging :

What good is an O(log2(n)) algorithm if those operations cause page faults and slow disk operations? For most relevant datasets an O(n) or even an O(n^2) algorithm, which avoids page faults, will run circles around it.

Related, the Big O cheatsheet .

§ Lisa Williams :

A scientific attitude toward one's pursuits is a great comfort: "It doesn't work" is a perfectly good experimental result. …

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Key #1: Solve a Big Enough Problem

This seems obvious, but it's the top reason why new product launches fail. If you're not solving a top problem on your customer's list (usually number one, two or three) it doesn't matter how well designed and built the software is, nor how good your marketing is: Customers won't engage.

It gets more complicated in healthcare. there are typically three parties whose problems you need to solve in order to be successful: Patients, …

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By Assaf of Labnotes 1 year ago.
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§ The Hidden Biases in Big Data . TL;DR there's a digital divide, and big data is biased towards one side of that divide.

§ Induction — a new kind of tool designed for understanding and communicating relationships in data . Supports PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite, Redis, and MongoDB out-of-the-box.

§ Times Haiku, a collection of Haiku found in The New York Times . Love this one :

As an engineer,

I'm sort of a student …

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 1 year ago.
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BYOD in the Big Apple

Creative Commons photo by Ed Sweeney. Click to see the original.

The New York Post (yeah, not the best of papers , but they're quoting Cisco's BYOD Insights 2013 report) posted a quick report on New Yorkers' use of mobile phones for work , which includes these figures:

91% of Gothamites surveyed say they use their mobile phones for work.

Only 11% of the surveyed receive a stipend for their BYOD devices.

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By Leigh Shevchik of New Relic 1 year ago.
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Win or lose, you'll still come out on top. Deploy New Relic today and you'll get our awesome Data Nerd t-shirt…

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By Lucas Welch of Chef Blog 1 year ago.
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We've been posting a lot of cool news today and now it's time for a bit more... Our friends at Cycle Computing helped test the scale of the new Chef 11 last week, creating a 10K+ server instance (10,598 servers, to be exact) in AWS using only a single Chef 11 server.

The results? Dynamite.

In short, Cycle Computing 's utility supercomputing software identified potential leads against a cancer target for a Big 10 Pharma…

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…explained in our past article Why Rails 4 Live Streaming is a Big Deal . But this API is a bit clunky. The socket hijacking API provides access to a Ruby IO object-like API.

Support for socket hijacking has been added to Phusion Passenger 4 yesterday. The upcoming Phusion Passenger 4 has been covered here , here and here . Phusion Passenger Enterprise customers can already test and enjoy a preview of this feature by downloading …

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By Mike Gunderloy of A Fresh Cup over 1 year ago.
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I hate dealing with server mysteries.

Squash - Online bug trackers with some interesting new capabilities.

How to: Configure Burp and Chrome for HTTPS ( SSL) packet inspection and web site debugging on Mac OSX - A useful trick to know.

Case Study: Pro-active Log Review Might Be a Good Idea - A cute story of developer malfeasance.

jQuery 1.9 final, jQuery 2.0 beta, Migrate final released - Big updates from the jQuery folks.

Thredis - Threaded fork of redis.

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By Matthew Bass of Matthew Bass over 1 year ago.
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The second to the last talk on Saturday was given by Bill Davis of Team Nimbus . He outlined one of the seven sales components his team recommends: a pipeline that gives you an "unlimited supply of prospects." (Now I want to know what the other six are.)

Bill opened with an analogy from "Little House in the Big Woods" by Laura Ingalls Wilder. In the book, the father spends all year restocking the woodpile next to his family's house. He draws …

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