March 16, 2006
Rails and the Agile book win top honors at Jolt awards
Tonight at the Software Development Jolt Awards, Rails won the best web development tool award while the canonical Rails book, Agile Web Development with Rails, won for best technical book....
March 16, 2006
The Adventures of Scaling: A Case Study
Patrick Lenz has started in on a case study The adventures of scaling, in four instalments, on how he made eins.de scale, improving its performance by about 60%. The online...
March 16, 2006
Bruce Tate on the Rails podcast
While down in Austin for SXSW, Geoffrey Grosenbach caught up with Bruce Tate for the Ruby on Rails podcast. Bruce talks about how Rails is the catalyst behind a sea...
March 15, 2006
Rails makes headlines down under
The Australian version of ComputerWorld has a great article about how Ruby on Rails is helping Spin Technologies migrate school portal schoolseek.com.au get off .NET. Jordan Brock speaks about how...
March 9, 2006
Fast Rake Task Completion for Zsh
Those of you who love running Rake tasks but don’t like typing are in for a treat. Although there’s been task completion for Rake for a while now, most of...
March 7, 2006
2.5 Million Requests
In case you were wondering if Rails can scale: Eric Hodel reports that the Robot Co-op served 2,587,240 requests through their Rails applications last Saturday. Do you have any scalability...
March 6, 2006
Capistrano 1.1
Capistrano is a utility for executing tasks in parallel across multiple remote hosts. It was formerly known as SwitchTower. Installation: gem install capistrano Version 1.1 introduces a few changes: The...
March 6, 2006
SwitchTower is now Capistrano
We were served with a “cease and desist” from Raindance Communications, Inc. over the use of their registered trademark SWITCHTOWER on Friday. This led to a wild three-day brainstorming session...
March 5, 2006
Rick Olson joins the Rails core
Rick Olson aka technoweenie has been granted the rank of core and will join the new 12-strong group of developers with commit rights to the Rails source. Rick has long...
March 3, 2006
Sneak peak at effortless deployment with Rails Machine
SwitchTower author Jamis Buck has provided an excellent manual documenting how to use it. Those who’ve taken the plunge are loving how easy it makes deployment, as well as myriad...