17 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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By Evan Machnic of Engine Yard Developer Blog over 1 year ago.
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Let's face it: outages are a pain. They're also unavoidable. Whether your application is in the cloud or on physical hardware, it's bound to encounter failures eventually.

To help mitigate these failures, we recommend using a High Availability ( HA) configuration for mission-critical applications. While requirements and types of High Availability setups vary widely, here are some best practices through the lens of applications deployed in the cloud.

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By Mike Gunderloy of A Fresh Cup 2 years ago.
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Windows. Seriously. - Yes, it can be done. Advice from Engine Yard's Evan Machnic.

Ruby-1.9.3 debugger install script - In case you're having fits installing ruby-debug19 under Ruby 1.9.3.

The Joke Is On Us: How Ruby 1.9 Supports the Goto Statement - Easter eggs in the Ruby source code.

Gaia, Mozilla's user interface for Boot to Gecko - all web technologies - More info on Mozilla's strategy for mobile devices.

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By Evan Machnic of Engine Yard Developer Blog 2 years ago.
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I love Windows. I love how stupidly easy it is for browsing the web, checking email, or writing Word documents (if you actually still do that). I love that Windows is everywhere and even my grandmother can use it.

At the same time, I also HATE Windows. If you're trying to program anything besides .NET, it's an uphill battle.

The title of this post is ' Rails Development on Windows. Seriously.' I'm going to discuss the past, the present, and the future of …

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By Evan Machnic of Engine Yard Developer Blog almost 3 years ago.
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Specifying the correct gem dependency in your Ruby on Rails application has always been very important. Luckily, Bundler has made our lives much easier by taking care of many of the headaches for us. There have been many changes to the codebase with Rails 3.1. With Rails 3.1 on the horizon, it is increasingly important to know which versions of gems are needed for an application depending on the Rails version. Here are some things to think about when preparing for deployment.

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