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Bootstrap Your App

Insert your app’s bootstrapping into CI to ensure that setting up a new developer is one script invocation.

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0 Comments – By Jason Roelofs on April 13, 2015

Streaming Data From Postgresland to Rubyland

I recently gave a talk covering find_each, pluck, and the PostgreSQL Cursor gem for the West Michigan Ruby Users Group.

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0 Comments – By Brian Hempel on April 09, 2015

How to use Sketch's revert feature — it's actually really awesome!

Over the last year, I have moved my entire workflow over to Sketch. The app is very versatile and removes the need for a number of apps that I was previously using simultaneously every day. If you design interfaces or vector graphics for screens, it will change your life.

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0 Comments – By Victor Sirotek on April 05, 2015

Welcome Laura Mosher

We’re very excited to welcome Laura Mosher to our team!

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2 Comments – By Daniel Morrison on March 26, 2015

Optimizing Rails for Memory Usage Part 4: Lazy JSON Generation and Final Thoughts

Code to copy-paste so you can lazily serialize JSON and maybe even stream it to the client, and an argument for why we shouldn’t have to do any of this.

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0 Comments – By Brian Hempel on March 13, 2015

Optimizing Rails for Memory Usage Part 3: Pluck and Database Laziness

Some ways to reduce memory usage as you gather records out of your database into Rubyland.

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0 Comments – By Brian Hempel on March 05, 2015

Optimizing Rails for Memory Usage Part 2: Tuning the GC

Changing Ruby’s garbage collection parameters is the least invasive way to optimize your app’s memory usage.

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0 Comments – By Brian Hempel on February 19, 2015

Optimizing Rails for Memory Usage Part 1: Before You Optimize

Part one of a four-part series which will show you how to optimize a memory-heavy Rails API action.

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5 Comments – By Brian Hempel on February 19, 2015

Our 10th Birthday

Collective Idea turns 10 today!

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0 Comments – By Daniel Morrison on February 16, 2015

Spring Is Dead to Me

Spring, as described in its README, is a Rails application preloaded. “It speeds up development by keeping your application running in the background so you don’t need to boot it every time you run a test, rake task or migration.” I want to focus on the first assertion in that description…

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10 Comments – By Steve Richert on February 04, 2015

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