The latest version of the honeybadger Ruby gem includes a lot of improvements and new features. Check it out!
I recently rebuilt my multi-purpose desktop system with Arch Linux; in this post I talk about my computing goals, my solutions, and the results.
One often-overlooked feature of Ruby's hashes is that you can use any object as a hash key, not just strings and symbols. In this post we examine how Optcarrot, the Ruby NES emulator, uses this feature to optimize its mapped memory implementation.
To see how far Ruby's Unicode support has come, I tested every string method to see which ones violate the principle of least surprise. The results are presented as a handy table that you can reference to see which string manipulation methods are Unicode-unfriendly.
Here's an easy way to run multiple Sidekiq processes via systemd.
In this post we'll discuss a few easy wins - things you can do when a Rails project is young to make it much easier to scale its data layer as the project grows.
We love Postgres at Honeybadger, but it does require some care and feeding. Here's what we've done to scale Postgres along with the growing needs of our business.
Rails 5.1 will no longer depend on JQuery. I ran the UJS test suite on several versions of IE to see how nicely the new system plays with legacy browsers.
You probably know how to ask Ruby to rescue specific exceptions. But how does Ruby know if a particular exception meets your criteria? In this article, we'll walk through Ruby's simple exception matching mechanism and see how we can use it to our advantage.
Many of the most common ActiveRecord idioms produce SQL which doesn't scale well as your dataset gets larger. In this article I discuss three of the worst offenders and offer work-arounds.