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How Coinbase Handled Scaling Challenges on Their Cryptocurrency Trading Platform

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 15 Followers on  Aug 12, 2018

Coinbase, a digital currency exchange, faced scaling challenges on their platform during the 2017 cryptocurrency boom. The engineering team focused on upgrading and optimizing MongoDB, traffic segregation for hotspots to resolve them, and building capture and replay tools to prepare for future surges.

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Oracle Releases GraalVM 1.0, a Polyglot Virtual Machine and Platform

by Ben Evans Follow 28 Followers on  Apr 27, 2018

Oracle has announced the 1.0 release of GraalVM, a polyglot virtual machine and platform. The initial release includes the capability to run Java and JVM languages (via bytecode) as well as full support for JavaScript and Node.JS, with beta support for Ruby, Python and R code.

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Ruby 2.5.0 Overview

by Alex Giamas Follow 9 Followers on  Jan 25, 2018

Following the Christmas tradition for sixth year in a row, a new major release was released on December 25th. Ruby 2.5.0 features several performance related improvements improving performance by 5-10%. On library support, standard libraries have been promoted to default gems. yield_self and testing, no more require pp lines, and others are reviewed in the article.

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Sonatype Acquires Vor Security to Expand Nexus Open-Source Component Support

by Helen Beal Follow 5 Followers on  Jun 30, 2017

Sonatype announced the acquisition of Vor Security to extend their open-source component intelligence solutions’ coverage to include Ruby, PHP, CocoaPods, Swift, Golang, C, and C++.

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Moving Deliveroo from a Monolith to a Distributed System

by Jan Stenberg Follow 34 Followers on  Mar 17, 2017

Deliveroo has grown dramatically the last years, both in terms of business and IT, and is facing a lot of technical challenges with its large monolithic application. The solution is to go distributed, but without microservices, Greg Beech noted in his presentation at the recent QCon London conference, describing their move from a monolith into a distributed system.

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Continuous Updating Tool VersionEye Now Open Source

by Grischa Ekart Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 28, 2016

VersionEye open-sourced its eponymous continuous integration tool that helps with updated project dependencies. Coined "continuous updating", the tool provides update notifications, licence checking and security vulnerabilities information for many software libraries. By open-sourcing the software, VersionEye founder Robert Reiz intends to increase trust and transparency of the code base.

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GitHub's Scientist Aims to Help Refactoring Critical Paths

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Feb 07, 2016

GitHub has just made available Scientist 1.0, a Ruby library that will help developers refactor or rewrite their code with confidence, writes GitHub engineer Jesse Toth, and that was used at GitHub over the last few years for a number of projects. InfoQ has spoken with Toth.

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Preview of New Features in Ruby 2.3.0

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Nov 18, 2015

Nearly one year after Ruby 2.2.0 release, the first preview of Ruby 2.3.0 has been announced. Ruby 2.3.0 Preview1 introduces new features such as immutable string literals, null coalescing operator, and more.

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Introducing DDD in a Project at “Which?”

by Jan Stenberg Follow 34 Followers on  Aug 16, 2015 2

After failing with two proof of concept, mainly with scalability issues, when trying to renew their main website the business decided to take a more agile and incremental approach and in a restart of the project inspired by Domain-Driven Design (DDD) having developers talk with domain experts, Chris Patuzzo explains describing the principles of DDD in the context of a real project.

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JRuby 9000 Released Featuring Ruby 2.2 Compatibility

by Victor Grazi Follow 21 Followers on  Jul 22, 2015

JRuby released version 9000, the ninth release of the popular implementation of Ruby for the Java Virtual Machine. InfoQ speaks to Charles Oliver Nutter co-lead of the JRuby project and senior engineer at Red Hat about the release and about Ruby in general.

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Parse Got a Tenfold Reliability Improvement Moving from Ruby to Go

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Jun 19, 2015 5

In order to improve scalability, Parse moved part of their services, including their API, from Ruby on Rails to Go, Charity Majors, Engineer at Parse, recounts. In doing so, both their reliability and deployment times benefited greatly.

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Maven Escapes from XML

by Alex Blewitt Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 20, 2015 23

The recently released Maven 3.3.1 adds support for core extensions to be added to a project through additional metadata as well as using alternatives to the eponymous pom.xml file for building. This has been used to create build scripts for JRuby that build upon Maven but use a JRuby script to represent dependencies and plugins.

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Ruby Developers can now Manage Microsoft Azure Services with Fog

by Daniel Bryant Follow 704 Followers on  Feb 20, 2015

Microsoft Open Technologies Inc. have released a Ruby ‘fog-azure’ gem to provide Microsoft Azure support for the Fog cloud services library.

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Ruby 2.2.0 Released, Featuring Incremental and Symbol GC

by João Miranda Follow 2 Followers on  Dec 29, 2014

Ruby 2.2.0, released on December 25th, is the gift rubyists got for Christmas. Highlights include several garbage collection (GC) improvements. There is a new incremental GC algorithm and symbols are now garbage collectable. Ruby also got a collection of minor improvements on the core classes and its standard library.

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Improve your Programming Skills with Exercism.io

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Dec 23, 2014

Exercism.io helps developers to increases their craftsmanship in a language through feedback and discussion. It’s a community and tool where developers can write code and discuss it to strengthen their problem-solving skills. InfoQ did an interview with the creator of exercism Katrina Owen and with Richard Thomson who contributed the C++ language track for exercism.

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