5 Commercial Use Cases Continue to Prove the Value of Ruby on Rails


Ruby on Rails continues to gain popularity as an effective platform for developing web and cloud applications. Today, there are at least 865,472 business websites running on Ruby on Rails, and the number is growing. Ruby on Rails continues to gain momentum partly because it is open source, which means the developer community continues to improve the platform, and also because Ruby on Rails was created to promote “programmer happiness,” which means programmers are more productive and more efficient developing in Ruby on Rails than on other platforms such as .NET and Java.

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Do we still need RVM Gemsets?

RVM or Ruby Version Manager allows you to install and manage Ruby environments. Similar tools are Rbenv and chruby. I previously wrote about installing these on a Mac here.

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Top 5 reasons Not to miss Rails Conf

Every year, there is a gathering of developers, looking toward the future of a framework that nearly 15 years ago brought Ruby to the web. That gathering is Rails Conf, and the 2018 edition is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania!

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Rails Encrypted Credentials Use AES 128-bit Key

Rails 5.2 introduces Credentials which replaces Secrets and Encrypted Secrets from previous Rails versions. I have previously written about Credentials for those of you wanting to know more.

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Using Rails and Vue JS, Part 1

Vue (pronounced as view) calls itself the progressive JavaScript framework. It is designed to be incrementally adoptable. You can use Vue to build user interfaces on a few pages or a few areas of an existing Rails view. You don't have to throw away existing Rails code.

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[Press Release] Engine Yard Publishes Guide to PaaS

Ruby on Rails Experts’ New E-Book Explores How This Technology Is Evolving

Austin, TX—March 9, 2018—Engine Yard, the leading provider of support services for Ruby on Rails applications, today announced it is publishing a guide detailing how PaaS is changing amid today’s application development landscape. The e-book, PaaS Is Dead: The Digital Evolution of a “Dying” Platform, is available for free download at www.engineyard.com/paas-is-dead. 

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Pros and Cons of DevOps as a Service


It seems as though every component of business computing is being offered as a cloud-based service, including DevOps. The business advantages of using cloud services are obvious: You can rent computing resources rather than having to buy and manage them, and you can make changes faster since there is no on-site hardware to deal with. However, can you really outsource every aspect of business computing? Can DevOps as a Service really work? Does cloud collaboration between development and operations speed up projects, or does it mean companies lose control of business-critical applications?

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Memcached Security aka Don't Attack GitHub 

GitHub recently experienced the largest attack we've seen to date. At the peak, they received 1.35 Tbps via 126.9 million packets per second. We don't know who launched the attack but we know how they did it. The attackers used an amplification attack using memcached servers that were exposed to the internet.

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Ajax on Rails with Unobtrusive JavaScript

This blog post is for Rails developers that want to use Ajax in their application using Unobtrusive JavaScript. This is divided into these parts:

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The 13 Ruby Conferences You Cannot Miss in 2018


Nothing remains constant, especially in technology. As we continue to develop new DevOps implementations for our clients, we understand how important it is to stay current with changes in programming techniques and best practices. Even though we consider ourselves experts in Ruby on Rails development, Ruby on Rails continues to evolve as more people contribute to the open source framework. That’s why Ruby conferences are so important; they are the best place to meet with other Ruby developers to share tips and techniques, and to gain a better understanding of what the future holds.

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