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Scout Improves App Monitoring for Rails Developers

Back in early 2008 I wrote about Scout on Ruby Inside, announcing it as a new "Ruby powered Web monitoring and reporting service." This is still true, except for the "new" bit! I've stayed in touch with the Scout team and they've…

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How a 1-Engineer Rails Site Scaled to 10 Million Requests Per Day

Ravelry is an online knitting and crochet community run by husband and wife team Casey and Jessica Forbes. A few weeks ago they did an interview with Tim Bray where they revealed that their site has over 400,000 registered users and does…

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Webbynode: A New Rails-Focused VPS Host Worth Checking Out

For a couple of months now, I've been getting regular e-mails from Carlos Taborda of new host Webbynode, asking me to check out their service, give it a try, watch their screencasts, and so on. You know, the usual promotional…

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State of the Stack: Who's Using What In Production

Recently, as part of their new RailsLab site, New Relic released The State of the Stack: A Ruby on Rails Benchmarking Report.

Despite the title, I don't think it's a benchmarking report at all, but it does present some useful information collected…

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Run Rails Apps on Nginx In Minutes with Passenger 2.2.1

Two days ago, Phusion (@phusion_nl on Twitter) announced the release of Passenger 2.2.0, a significant update to the dream-come-true Apache module for deploying Rack-based Ruby applications (including Rails, Sinatra, and Ramaze apps). The big deal? It now supports Nginx too. Yes, you can…

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Building a Rails Multi-Staging Environment with Capistrano and Passenger

In the last year, Phusion Passenger (a.k.a. mod_rails) has become a popular way (possibly even the popular way) to deploy Rails and Rack-based applications. If you're not a Passenger user yet or if you haven't set it up along with a Capistrano staging environment,…

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Metal: Super-fast Endpoints within your Rails Apps

Yesterday, David Heinemeier Hansson officially announced Rails Metal - a new feature of edge Rails (and so Rails 2.3). Metal uses edge Rails' use of Rack to present a more barebones interface to incoming requests. Instead of routing every request through the…

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Passenger 2.0.4 Released: Now With Global Queuing and Background Process Support

It's hard to believe that Phusion's Passenger (sometimes known as mod_rails or mod_rack) is only 8 months old, but it's already become the de facto Rails deployment technology. David Heinemeier Hansson was prescient as ever in April when he declared "This could…

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JBoss on Rails: Deploying Rails Apps to a JBoss App Server

Java-heads will be familiar with JBoss, a popular Java EE-based application server. Bob McWhirter has been working on a plugin to make it easy to deploy Rails applications to a JBoss app server - something that could be quite appealing…

Page Caching Enhancements

For anyone who's struggled at how to obtain the maximum performance in a Rails application on limited hardware- the good guys over at Rails Spikes have posted an informative article with some tips on implementing page caching in a Rails application…

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