There has never been a better time to be a programmer. Every day more and more gadgets get connected or over-clocked . Programming is so prevalent that it often goes unnoticed in our daily lives. Whether we're scripting out social presence with IFTTT , or doing taxes with , automation and programming has become an inescapable part of the modern world.
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With support for Node.js, Java, Scala and other multi-threaded languages, Heroku allows you to take full advantage of concurrent request processing and get more performance out of each dyno. Ruby should be no exception.
If you are running Ruby on Rails with Thin, or another single-threaded server, you may be seeing bottlenecks in your application. These servers only process one request at a time and can cause unnecessary queuing. Instead, you can improve performance by choosing a concurrent …
Fortunately, Dr. Richard Cook , of Healthcare Systems Safety and of the of Patient Safety at the Kungliga Techniska Hogskolan, has been thinking about resilience for a long time. And he gave a fascinating talk: How on resilience, that is just detailed enough to be practical and high level enough to inspire new directions. Fail
Here's a gloss of the essentials from his talk:
Why't Systems Fail …
Richard from Dynamic50 has just released a ruby gem for the available here: https://github.com/hookercookerman/oldbill . It allows you to hook into the new Police API service to find out about crime in your local area.
To get started, simply register for an API key here: http://policeapi2.rkh.co.uk/api/docs/signup/ and then add the gem to your : gem "oldbill"
or you can just install it from the command line: gem install oldbill
Nearly everything I thought I knew aboutpolitics was wrong.
A few years ago, I read The Creative Class , by Richard Florida , which documents how artists, programmers, writers, and others who create wealth are clustering in specific cities and fleeing others. excellent book also documents how this population shift results in greater wealth for cities favored by the creative class, and economic fail for the cities they abandon; and how this creative class typically favors liberal politics.
…holding a pre-conference in a train car to having a little fun with Richard Stallman . I get to inspire students as they start their search for jobs in a shaky economy. I get to concentrate in the web, mobile, and open source — fields where the company's traditional strengths aren't .
Simply put, I get my shot at changing the world. That's whatis also trying to do - he's just working it from a different angle. If you want to do that as well, I'm …
…chart like the spaghetti graphic, which was first uncovered by , but rigid lists of bullet points (in, say, a presentation on a conflict's causes) that take no account of interconnected political, economic and ethnic forces. "If you divorce war from all of that, it becomes a targeting exercise," 's Richard Engel McMaster said.
say that behind all the jokes are serious concerns that the program stifles discussion, critical …
I had never been interested in being "in business". I've been interested in creating things.
Although the combined Virgin Group is the largest group of private companies in, each individual company is generally relatively small in its sector. And so we have the advantage of being the nimble ‘underdog' player in most markets.
…points out in this post, "[soft delete] usually ends up causing more harm than good." Richard outlines the various pros and cons of soft delete and offers a few solutions for those struggling with implementations of the pattern.
Scaling - On The - Part 1
This is the first of three screencasts by Greg Pollack in which he explores nine new and Rails libraries which can help you to scale your rails application. This first post deals …
…last Friday with Richard . Richard joined us to share his story of how of UserVoice was born, how it gained traction, and some of the lessons learned along the way.
You can listen to the entire podcast below or download it on iTunes . We've put together our favorite highlights below.
Listen to Richard White's Podcast
Genesis of UserVoice
All attention was directed on Richard's crazy …