Recent Posts by PJ Hagerty

 
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Improving Rails App Performance with Database Refactoring & Caching

Performance is a huge priority for any developer. However, people often don’t worry about performance until it starts to dip and there’s an immediate cause for concern. Performance needs to be something we focus on up front—not just when the walls come tumbling down. It needs to be part of the process, not something that’s reviewed occasionally.

In this post, we’ll consider a few things you can do to improve performance, starting with the database.

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A Look at Rails 5

From the start, Rails was praised for being the easiest way to get Ruby on the web. Not only has it solidified itself as the easiest option, it’s become the best. Since then, many other options have arrived, but Rails is still the de facto framework for Ruby developers.

On June 30, 2016, Rails 5.0.0 was released. Since then, Ruby has spent more than 4,100 commits to make things simpler for users. Additionally, it’s released numerous iterations, including Rails 5.1.2, which was released on June 26, 2017.

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Life Beyond Rails: A Brief Look at Alternate Web Frameworks for Ruby

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room: Rails is great and is exactly what’s needed for large-scale production applications. It has history—and if you got started in Ruby working on the web, chances are Rails is what you’re most familiar with. All these things are a fair argument for Rails as the framework of choice for many projects.

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Cloud in My Coffee - Episode 3 with Gabe Monroy

After a month hiatus, it’s time for your monthly dose of “Cloud in My Coffee”, the monthly video series from the Engine Yard Community Team. This video series features interviews with many of the people that make Engine Yard what it is every day. From the “C” level executives to those working the tickets on our Support Team, you’ll have the opportunity to get to know the Yardees around the world, all from the comfort of your seat, cup of coffee close at hand.

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Middleman: Static Sites Aren’t Just for Blogs

When working on a new language, framework, or toolset, we’re often working with an example that wants us to build a blog. While blogs are great and easy to build, they are a limited in scope, and it could be we’re looking to build a different sort of static site—one that isn’t a collection of posts arranged by date. So what’s the alternative?

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Cloud in My Coffee - Episode 2 with Davey Shafik

As promised, it’s time for your monthly dose of “Cloud in My Coffee”, the monthly video series from the Engine Yard Community Team. This video series features interviews with many of the people that make Engine Yard what it is every day. From the “C” level executives to those working the tickets on our Support Team, you’ll have the opportunity to get to know the Yardees around the world, all from the comfort of your seat, cup of coffee close at hand.

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Life Beyond Rails 2: A Second Look at Alternate Web Frameworks for Ruby

A few weeks back, I took a brief look at alternate frameworks to Ruby, i.e. things that weren’t Rails. People seemed to like it. As a result of that post, several people got in touch to suggest a frameworks I may have overlooked. So I thought I’d do a follow up post and share those with you after having reviewed them.

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Migrating Your Rails App to Engine Yard

There are many reasons you might be thinking about moving your Rails app to Engine Yard. Perhaps you grew beyond the capacity of what that service can offer? Perhaps the current service abandoned Rails as a supported part of their service? Perhaps you realized managing hardware yourself is taking time away from building a better application. Whatever the reason, you’ve reached the point where a move to Engine Yard is the right decision, and we’re here to help.

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Announcing Engine Yard's New Monthly Video Series: Cloud in My Coffee

Looking for a way to kick off that first Monday of the month? Wondering what goes on internally at Engine Yard? Hoping to meet some shining new faces?

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Life Beyond Rails: A Brief Look at Alternate Web Frameworks for Ruby

Before we get started, let’s address the elephant in the room. Rails is great. It really is what you need for large scale production applications most of the time. It has history. And if you got started in Ruby working on the web, chances are Rails is what you are most familiar with. All these things are a fair argument for Rails as the framework of choice for many projects.

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