November 2012

Down Boy: How to easily throttle requests to an API using Redis

By Ryan Glover

Easy way to make sure all of your workers are smart about staying under an API threshold and daily limits.

Running a high volume Rails app on Heroku for free

By David Genord II

In 3 easy steps you can setup a rails app on Heroku that can easily handle 200 requests per second and 100 concurrent connections, for free.

Fully automated, almost free backups

By Daniel Morrison

One of our clients was recently burned by their hosting company not providing the backups they expected. As we helped transition them to a new system, I focused on setting up solid backups and am very pleased with the results: Fully automated, offsite backups for under $2/month.

Tests Still Slow? Might be bcrypt!

By Jason Roelofs

How Google’s perftools led me to add a single line of code that cut test suite run times in half.

You Still Have to Test on the Server

By Daniel Morrison

It doesn’t matter how good your test suite is, you have to run through on your server to know it works.