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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How to Install Ruby on a Mac with chruby, rbenv, or RVM

This is a post on installing Ruby on a Mac. This should work on recent MacOS versions - El Capitan, Sierra, and High Sierra. First of all, Ruby is already pre-installed on your Mac. However, the pre-installed version is a few versions behind so we'll look into the other ways to install Ruby.

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Goodbye ubygems

No we're not hating on RubyGems. This is about ubygems and that's not a typo. There was a file named ubygems.rb and it has been removed from Ruby 2.5.

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New Feature on Rails 5.2: Redis Cache Store

Redis Cache Store is a new feature on Rails 5.2 although support for caching in Rails has been around for some time. A few cache stores already exist like MemCacheStore, FileStore, and MemoryStore. You can also use a custom store so no doubt some people are already using Redis as a cache store.

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Application Load Balancer vs Classic Load Balancer

Engine Yard announced support of AWS Application Load Balancer last December.

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How the Role of DevOps Will Change in 2018

Trendspotting is always challenging. No one can know for certain what the future holds, but it’s clear that change is a constant, especially when it comes to the evolving role of DevOps in supporting enterprise applications. As business needs evolve and companies seek out new ways to increase efficiency and harness the cloud, the role of DevOps will become even more important, and it will be more closely integrated into business operations.

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Ruby SSL Error: certificate verify failed

When working on your Rails app or when installing gems, you might get this Ruby SSL error :

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