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  • Scout - Extensible Server and Application Monitoring

    by Robert Bazinet on  Feb 16, 2010

    Scout is an extensible server and application monitoring service which focuses upon ease of installation and configuration. Scout offers default alerts to help administrators understand how the application is behaving under various loads as well as allowing developers to create plugins to extend Scout.

  • Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon San Francisco 2009

    by Abel Avram on  Dec 15, 2009

    This article presents the main takeway points as seen by the many attendees who blogged about QCon. Comments are organized by tracks and sessions: Turotials, Keynotes, Agility as a Craft, Architecture for the Architect, Architectures You've Always Wondered About, Cool Stuff with Java, DSL in Practice, Emerging Languages, The Cloud: Platform or Utility, The Many Facets of Ruby, and many more!

  • Building FlightCaster's Frontends for the Web and Smartphones

    by Werner Schuster on  Sep 18, 2009

    In part two of InfoQ's interview with the FlightCaster team, we discuss scaling Rails on Heroku, the problems of integrating data from multiple providers and mobile smartphone applications.

Getting started with AMQP and RabbitMQ

Posted by Joern Barthel on  Sep 13, 2009

Joern Barthel introduces the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP), and illustrates it's useage from a Ruby app with the open source RabbitMQ server on the backend (which is written in Erlang). 1

Virtual Panel: The evolution of bug trackers

Posted by Dio Synodinos on  Sep 03, 2009

InfoQ has conducted a virtual panel with people from JIRA, FogBugz, Basecamp and MantisBT about the evolution of bug trackers and the future developments in this field. 3

Clojure and Rails - the Secret Sauce Behind FlightCaster

Posted by Werner Schuster on  Aug 20, 2009

FlightCaster, a flight delay prediction site, uses Clojure and Hadoop for the statistical analysis, with a Rails/Heroku frontend. We talked to Bradford Cross about Clojure and functional programming. 1

Ruby in Practice with Jeremy McAnally

Posted by Robert Bazinet and Matthew Bass on  Jun 03, 2009

InfoQ's Rob Bazinet and Matthew Bass had the opportunity to talk with Jeremy McAnally, about the book he co-authored with Assaf Arkin, Ruby in Practice.

The Well-Grounded Rubyist, David A. Black

Posted by Robert Bazinet on  May 26, 2009

This book covers intricate details of the Ruby language today, including the latest Ruby 1.9.1, and gives developers a solid foundation for creating Ruby applications.

Talking RubyMine with JetBrains Developer Dmitry Jemerov

Posted by Robert Bazinet on  May 19, 2009

One of the more interesting announcements recently coming to the Ruby community was the release of JetBrains RubyMine IDE for Ruby and Ruby on Rails applications.

Virtual Panel: Evolution of JavaScript Frameworks for HTML 5

Posted by Dio Synodinos on  May 08, 2009

In this virtual panel the creators and core developers of Dojo, YUI, Prototype,, MooTools and GWT talk about the evolution of JavaScript for the new API's that are exposed with HTML 5 2

Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon London 2009

Posted by Ryan Slobojan on  Apr 09, 2009

The main takeway points and lessons learned from QCon London 2009 as seen by the many attendees who blogged about QCon. Experience QCon through the opinions of the attendees! 1

Gregg Pollack and the How-To of Scaling Rails

Posted by Robert Bazinet on  Mar 11, 2009

Ruby on Rails has done well since its introduction a few years ago, but criticised for not scaling. Developers know there are right and wrong ways to solve problems, scaling Rails is no different.

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