January 2015

Non-Message Flash in Rails

By Steve Richert

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.

Cucumber exiting with 0 on failure?

By David Genord II

Check your at_exit callbacks.

HIPAA Means Turning Off External Services

By Daniel Morrison

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

Encrypting Secrets with Chef Vault

By Jason Roelofs

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.