January 2016

The Late Train by Alex Becerra is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Painless Activity Streams in Rails

An easier way to track events
By Jon Stokes

There’s a better way to implement business logic, and track events in Rails.

WISP Trials: Waiting For the Balloons

By Jon Stokes

I used to think Google’s plan to give the world Internet via balloon was kind of looney. Then I moved to Texas and started a small hobby wireless ISP (WISP). Here are some things I learned about why American broadband is a fiasco, a fiasco that’s about to get way worse.

Let's Encrypt with a Rails app on Heroku

By Daniel Morrison

I needed to renew an SSL certificate today, so I used it as an excuse to try Let’s Encrypt for a free certificate for a Rails app hosted on Heroku.

PostgreSQL 9.5 Upgrade with Homebrew

By Daniel Morrison

PostgreSQL 9.5 was released yesterday and has a lot of cool new features. If you’re on Mac OS X and using Homebrew, you can upgrade with the steps below.