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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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4 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

Encrypting Secrets with Chef Vault

Tools like Chef and Puppet make configuring servers repeatable and reliable. However, handling the private data, like server passwords and API access keys is still a difficult problem. Today we take a look at one solution available to the Chef community: Chef Vault.

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0 Comments – By Jason Roelofs on January 11, 2015

Transient Properties of the Realm

Realm is a good alternative to CoreData for your iOS apps. Setting up properties to be stored in the database is as simple as defining them in a model. But what about those properties that you don’t want persisted?

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1 Comment – By Tim Bugai on December 11, 2014

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