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Ruby On Rails State of Practice Results

by Mirko Stocker Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 17, 2013

Over the past months, InfoQ published three research items on the current state of Ruby on Rails practice. Now the results are in and we're taking a look at what tools Rails developers currently use.

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Ruby 2.1 Garbage Collection to Address Criticism on Large Scale Deployments

by Manuel Pais Follow 6 Followers on  Sep 15, 2013

Ruby’s creator announced the move to generational garbage collection in Ruby 2.1 in what is expected to be an important performance boost for the language. The announcement took place during Barcelona Ruby Conference where Ruby’s GC was singled out as a major pain point in large scale Ruby deployments.

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Microsoft Continues Ascent to OSS Relevance with Engine Yard for Windows Azure

by Richard Seroter Follow 2 Followers on  Aug 14, 2013 2

At the end of June 2013, Engine Yard announced that they had formed a partnership with Microsoft. The first fruits of that partnership have been released as developers can now run the full Engine Yard platform-as-a-service stack on the Windows Azure cloud. This, coupled with updates to the OSS VM Depot repository, positions Microsoft as a reasonable host for a variety of open source platforms.

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Community-Driven Research: Ruby On Rails State of Practice - Testing

by Dio Synodinos Follow 2 Followers on  Jul 30, 2013

InfoQ's research initiative continues with an 16th question about: "Ruby On Rails State of Practice: Testing". This is a new service we hope will provide you with up-to-date & bias-free community-based insight into trends & behaviors that affect enterprise software development. Unlike traditional vendor/analyst-based research, our research is based on answers provided by YOU.

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Rails 4 Released: Faster Pages With Turbolinks

by Mirko Stocker Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 28, 2013 3

The new Ruby on Rails 4 release improves page speed with Turbolinks and makes caching easier. Support for Ruby 1.8 has been dropped and Ruby 2.0 is recommended.

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Derailed: Hackers Exploit Months Old Rails Flaw

by Jeff Martin Follow 5 Followers on  May 30, 2013

A months old Ruby on Rails security flaw is now being exploited on systems where tardy patch deployment has left them vulnerable to malicious attackers.

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Community-Driven Research: Ruby On Rails State of Practice - Deployment and Management

by Dio Synodinos Follow 2 Followers on  Jan 15, 2013

InfoQ's research initiative continues with a 15th question about: "Ruby On Rails State of Practice: Deployment and Management". This is a new service we hope will provide you with up-to-date & bias-free community-based insight into trends & behaviors that affect enterprise software development. Unlike traditional vendor/analyst-based research, our research is based on answers provided by YOU.

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Twitter’s Shift from Ruby to Java Helps it Survive US Election

by Charles Humble Follow 166 Followers on  Nov 09, 2012 6

Twitter's infamous Fail Whale was absent on US presidential election day, even as Twitter's servers were handling a serge of 327,452 "tweets" per minute. The firm was able to handle this level of traffic thanks in part to a gradual shift away from Ruby to Java and Scala

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Ruby 2.0 Preview 1 Released, Final Release in February 2013

by Mirko Stocker Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 06, 2012

Ruby 2.0's release manager Yusuke Endoh announced the first preview release of Ruby 2.0 and a targeted release in February 2013. InfoQ talked to Yusuke to learn more about the big new features of Ruby 2.0 (Refinements, keyword arguments, Enumerator#lazy, and more) and what users need to know when upgrading.

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Community-Driven Research: Real World Ruby on Rails Usage RFP

by Mirko Stocker Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 19, 2012 3

As part of InfoQ's ongoing Community Driven Research project, we want to find out how developers are using Ruby on Rails in practice. In this first step, we want to know what you use so that we can collect suggestions for the voting.

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Community-Driven Research: Top 20 Web Frameworks for the JVM

by Dio Synodinos Follow 2 Followers on  Oct 09, 2012

InfoQ's research initiative continues with an 10th question: "Top 20 Web Frameworks for the JVM". This is a new service we hope will provide you with up-to-date & bias-free community-based insight into trends & behaviors that affect enterprise software development. Unlike traditional vendor/analyst-based research, our research is based on answers provided by YOU.

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Ruby on Rails vs. Node.js at LinkedIn

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 05, 2012 11

LinkedIn replaced their back-end mobile infrastructure built on Ruby on Rails with Node.js some time ago for performance and scalability reasons. A former LinkedIn team member reacted explaining what went wrong, in his opinion.

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Upcoming Rails 4.0 Release Drops Ruby 1.8 Support, Improves Background Jobs, Caching And More

by Mirko Stocker Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 24, 2012 2

The upcoming Ruby on Rails 4.0 release will drop support for Ruby 1.8 and comes with many new features. The most important ones are support for strong parameters for mass-assignment protection, a new queue for background tasks, and caching improvements.

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Crossing the Software Education Chasm

by Michael Stal Follow 0 Followers on  May 27, 2012

In their recent blog posting “Crossing the Software Education Chasm” for the Communications of the ACM Armando Fox and David Patterson from UC Berkeley address the tradeoff between university education of software engineers and actual expectations of employers. They suggest that a solution to reduce this gap consists of teaching students agile development of SaaS apps using tools like rails.

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Phusion Passenger 3.2 Preview Released: Evented I/O, Python Support

by Mirko Stocker Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 23, 2012

Phusion has released a preview release of their upcoming 3.2 version of Phusion Passenger. Version 3.2 comes with a re-written ApplicationPool, I/O handling is now event-driven and the Python support became a first-class citizen.

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