March 21, 2014: This Week at Engine Yard

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--Tasha Drew, Product Manager

Engineering Updates

PostgreSQL 9.2.7 and 9.3.3 are now available! See Database Version Upgrade Policies for upgrade information.

Nginx has been upgraded to 1.4.6 from 1.2.9 for all environments that are using app servers other than Passenger 2 or 3.

A bunch of other updates are chronicled in our regular release notes!

Social Calendar (Come say hi!)

RubyConf India, March 22-23: In addition to the many excellent talks, our one and only community engineer extraordinaire PJ Haggerty will be giving a talk on Ruby Groups: Act Locally - Think Globally, on March 22nd at 3pm.

RubyConf Philippines, March 28-29: Attendees can visit the Engine Yard table to meet members of our support team who can answer a wide range of any technical and non-technical questions you may have about Engine Yard. Also, PJ Haggerty continues his fabulous world tour, and will be giving a talk on creating active user groups in your local Ruby community.

Articles of Interest

Facebook announced it was open-sourcing a new programming language, Hack, which is designed to enable programmers to develop web pages faster by avoiding system crashing errors. It is built to interoperate seamlessly with PHP. Our community engineer Davey Shafik released a blog exploring Hack and comparing it to other technologies in the PHP space.

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