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At the start of 2103, I was given full control of The Clymb's site operations. Now that a year has passed, I want to post a year end summary with lessons learned. We had a few problems but the year was mostly positive.
This time last year we moved from Rackspace Cloud servers to Rackspace dedicated hardware with the thought that we could grow 10x on a more stable cluster. Previously we were running about 10 cloud servers to power the site and would spin up another 5 …
…community, thanks to Sidekiq ).- but it's started to crop up in other libraries too (such as Mike Perham's excellent
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…Rails 4to 2013 - The folks at Remarkable Labs are doing a daily series of notes on upgrading your apps.
The 12 Gems of Christmas - And Mike Perham is doing a series on rubygems that are worth knowing about.
Krypt - the Next - An ambitious attempt to replace of Cryptography in the ruby standard library.
* Mike Perham ( The Clymb ) - Asynchronous Programming for and Profit
*( ) - Real Time Salami
* Sarah Mei ( Pivotal Labs) - Theof Good Design
* Tom Lee ( *cough*) - Prototypes with Ruby &
The common theme of the conference was that the Ruby community is experiencing growing pains. The number of talks focusing on scaling, …
…processor (thinkon steroids) that's free and open source, but creator Mike Perham is now offering a commercial variant with extra features and support.
RubyConf 2013 Call for Proposals Open till October 31st
The conference itself is inbetween February 20-22, . Fancy a trip to the homeland of ?
7to Decompose Fat ActiveRecord Models …
Experienceddeveloper Mike Perham shares a handful of common mistakes he sees in most Rails apps.
How To Get 4x the Performance Out of with Unicorn
A look at usingand a to increase the number of processes that are handling requests when using Heroku.
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Getting Started with and Ruby on Rails
Fresh from the officialsite comes a guide to building …
-Heroku launches Postgres as a standalone database service.
-Amazon Web Service makes a few under-the-radar announcements.
-Carbon 5's Mike Perham discusses the right way to do configuration for Rails .
-And a friendly reminder to check out Aaron Peters' blog on why loading third party scripts async isn't good enough .
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I spoke recently at2011 on some advanced topics in threading. What surprised me was …
Change change change I wholeheartedly agree with Mike Perham, please add a changelog to your project :
To me, a changelog is a brief overview of the changes in a version that is digestible by the end user. The key factor is that a changelog is not machine-generated but written by a project developer for the project's users.
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