February 2015

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.

Our 10th Birthday

By Daniel Morrison

Collective Idea turns 10 today!

Spring Is Dead to Me

By Steve Richert

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…