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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

Non-Message Flash in Rails

Flash messages were one of those little features that amazed me when I was first introduced to Rails. Developers often use Rails’ flash to display messages to their users, but messages aren’t the only reason to use flash.

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6 Comments – By Steve Richert on January 28, 2015

Cucumber exiting with 0 on failure?

Check your at_exit callbacks.

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0 Comments – By David Genord II on January 27, 2015

HIPAA Means Turning Off External Services

Healthcare.gov leaks patient data to 3rd parties. Does your Healthcare startup do the same?

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1 Comment – By Daniel Morrison on January 21, 2015

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