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  • Twitter Shifting More Code to JVM, Citing Performance and Encapsulation As Primary Drivers

    by Charles Humble on  Jul 04, 2011 14

    While it almost certainly remains the largest Ruby on Rails based site in the world, Twitter has gradually been moving more and more of its stack to the JVM. Last year the company announced that its back-end message queue had been re-written in Scala, and more recently it moved the search stack to Java, making Twitter search around three times faster.

  • Learning Ruby on Rails with Michael Hartl

    by Robert Bazinet on  Apr 12, 2011 3

    Learning a new programming language can be a daunting task and at times difficult to know where to start. Now try to learn a new web framework at the same time and you have a recipe for confusion. We had the opportunity to talk with Michael Hartl about his approach to teaching people Ruby on Rails, his book the Ruby on Rails 3 Tutorial, and the excellent video series with the same title.

  • Architecting TekPub - Moving from ASP.NET MVC to Ruby on Rails

    by Robert Bazinet on  May 19, 2010 21

    TekPub is a web site devoted to developers, giving them a source of focused on-line training in various topics from Microsoft Entity Framework to writing your own blog engine using Ruby on Rails. They are an interesting case about company who started on ASP.NET MVC and quickly moved to Ruby on Rails. We had the opportunity to talk with them about their technology turnaround.

What's IronRuby, and How Do I Put It on Rails?

Posted by Edd Morgan on  May 13, 2010

IronRuby is Microsoft's implementation of Ruby on the .NET framework. This article introduces IronRuby, and covers running Rails applications in IronRuby as well as potential issues to look out for. 2

Scout - Extensible Server and Application Monitoring

Posted by Robert Bazinet on  Feb 16, 2010

Scout is an extensible server and application monitoring service which focuses upon ease of installation and configuration.

Building FlightCaster's Frontends for the Web and Smartphones

Posted 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.

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.

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.

Amazing Charts In Rails

Posted by Srividya Sharma on  Jan 29, 2009

A introduction to creating Flash charts using the FusionCharts Free from Ruby, complete with a feature comparison of other charting libraries. 8

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