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70 items tagged “rails”


A brief update with some numbers for hardware load-balanced mongrels. 4000 requests/second on 48 mongrels behind a hardware load balancer. # 5th February 2007, 12:38 am


Rails vs Django Paper and Slides. Even if you’ve already read the paper you should check out the slides. Really good flow, clear and clever use of diagrams. # 24th December 2006, 12:43 pm

Django on Dreamhost: incomplete headers. Fix this problem on Dreamhost by renaming django.fcgi to dispatch.fcgi (they special-case for Rails users; Django users can tag along). # 17th December 2006, 9:36 am

On the total nondisclosure of the 8/9/06 [Rails] security vulnerability. The best argument I’ve seen in favour of full disclosure. # 10th August 2006, 2:53 pm

Rails 1.1.5: Mandatory security patch. Upgrade now, and spread the word. # 9th August 2006, 8:55 pm on Active Resource. Looks like 37 signals might be looking in to scaling across multiple servers using web services. # 26th June 2006, 11:12 am

2005 REST on Rails. Matt Biddulph’s Rails mixin provides an instant REST interface to an ActiveRecord model. # 4th November 2005, 1:47 pm

The BBC’s programme catalogue (on Rails). Matt Biddulph’s current project is insanely cool. # 31st October 2005, 7:39 pm

Django and Rails London meetup

Here’s a date for your diary: Sam Newman is arranging a meetup for Django and Rails enthusiasts (and anyone else with an interest) on Monday the 5th of September at 7pm in Smiths of Smithfield. If you want to attend, leave a comment on Sam’s entry to give an idea of numbers. I’m signed up—it should be a fun evening.

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Ruby on Rails and FastCGI: Scaling using processes instead of threads. Relates to the shared-nothing architecture. # 12th April 2005, 2:06 pm