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Avoid parsing Rails controller params by using Metal

Need more metal!
By Daniel Morrison

While looking at a controller today, I came to the conclusion it’s better to use ActionController:API instead of ActionController::Metal. Here’s why.

Streaming Data From Postgresland to Rubyland

By Brian Hempel

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

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

By Brian Hempel

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.

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

By Brian Hempel

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

Optimizing Rails for Memory Usage Part 1: Before You Optimize

By Brian Hempel

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

Optimizing Rails for Memory Usage Part 2: Tuning the GC

By Brian Hempel

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

Pick a Side

By Daniel Morrison

I noticed a strange JavaScript loading fallback today. Often simplicity can trump having fallbacks.

Quick Win: JavaScript async

By Daniel Morrison

Do you know the difference between defer and async in your script tags? You will very soon.

Quick Win: Zendesk

By Daniel Morrison

Now, I don’t know anything about ZenDesk, but I know a JS snippet when I see it. And I also know I can make it better. Here’s my quick win of the day: