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Significant Rails Performance Improvements On The Way

The developer of NeverBlock, Muhammad Ali of eSpace, has written a compelling blog post called Building the Never Blocking Rails, Making Rails 12X Faster where he outlines a number of improvements and changes that can made to Rails to send its…

Got a Rails App Accepting XML Input? You've Got A Fix To Do – Now.

The official Ruby blog announces that REXML, an XML library that comes with Ruby and is heavily used by many Ruby apps (including RAils), is vulnerable to a specific type of attack that could result in a denial of service. Core…

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DataFabric: Easy Multiple DB Sharding Support for ActiveRecord

FiveRuns has released a library called DataFabric as an open source project on Github (with a MIT-esque license). DataFabric provides "flexible database connection switching" for ActiveRecord models, which permits easy replication-access and sharding support. DataFabric can be quickly installed with a simple…

Packaging Rails Applications for Offline / Third Party Use on OS X

With OS X 10.5 (Leopard), Ruby and Rails are included by default, so deploying Rails applications for use by non-developer third parties is easier than ever before. With this in mind, Jason Crystal has put together a solid guide to…

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Phusion Passenger 2.0.1 Released: A Significant Upgrade

Phusion has released Passenger 2.0.1, the first non-release candidate version of their popular Passenger / mod_rails / mod_rack Rails deployment Apache module. Passenger was developed to make the deployment of Rails applications on Apache "a breeze" and now with the 2.x…

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Phusion Passenger Preference Pane for OS X

The guy at Fingertips have come up with an OS X preference pane for Phusion Passenger (a.k.a. mod_rails) that makes it a cinch to deploy Rails applications using Passenger on the Mac. It can be as simple as dragging a Rails…

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