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MacPorts Ruby performance gotcha
If you install Ruby from MacPorts (all the cool kids do), be aware that the first 1.8.7 port had some issues that basically broke performance, making it run three times slower than normal. Verify that you have the 1.8.7-p72_2 version active, and not
Tarantula 0.0.5 Released - the “Naked Aardvark” release
Announcing version 0.0.5 of Tarantula. Tarantula is a big fuzzy spider. It crawls your Rails application, fuzzing data to see what breaks. It can verify HTML validation across all your pages, ensure you don’t have 404s, and pretty much anyth
Scp or rsync failing with no error message? Check your startup scripts…
The other day I was having issues trying to scp/rsync data, with no real error message to try and debug things. Turns out that any output produced by your startup scripts will break rsync/scp hard. I had some simple ‘echo’ statements pr
Git Clone vs cp -R –> WTF?
I knew git was fast, and I even knew it was faster then a lot of plain linux local file operations. Still, this still blew me away: [email protected]:~/src/personal/oss $ du -hd 0 insoshi/  26M    insoshi/ [email protected]:~/src/personal/o
Quick: Find the Bug or Gotcha with named_scope
Think fast! Where's the bug? named_scope :active, :conditions => ["activated_at <= ?", DateTime.now.utc.to_s(:db)] Looks fine, right? Maybe you've hit this already, and you see it immediately. The symptoms are that the
Quick: Find the Bug or Gotcha with named_scope
Think fast! Where's the bug? named_scope :active, :conditions => ["activated_at <= ?", DateTime.now.utc.to_s(:db)] Looks fine, right? Maybe you've hit this already, and you see it immediately. The symptoms are that th
Notes on testing Bj (Background Job)
Some thoughts and random notes on testing Bj within a Rails integration test (or spec). You have to turn transactions off for the scope of the test, or suffer very confusing issues, since Bj itself wraps the job submittal within a transaction. The
Notes on testing Bj (Background Job)
Some thoughts and random notes on testing Bj within a Rails integration test (or spec). You have to turn transactions off for the scope of the test, or suffer very confusing issues, since Bj itself wraps the job submittal within a transaction. The
CapGun and LogBuddy updated to 0.0.5
Some long overdue releases of cap_gun and log_buddy - both have been updated to version 0.0.5. Both are now available as gems on github.com/relevance as well as from rubyforge. CapGun gives you super simple deployment notifications from Capistrano.
CapGun and LogBuddy updated to 0.0.5
Some long overdue releases of cap_gun and log_buddy - both have been updated to version 0.0.5. Both are now available as gems on github.com/relevance as well as from rubyforge. CapGun gives you super simple deployment notifications from Capistrano.