Recent Posts by Christopher Rigor

Christopher Rigor is a Senior Technical Evangelist at Engine Yard. He’s a long time Rails user, system administrator, and recently became a contributor of RailsInstaller. Previously, he was the DevOps Support Manager for Asia-Pacific at Engine Yard.
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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...
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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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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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What Is a Full Stack Developer Salary?

When you need customized enterprise solutions, do you tend to hire the expertise you need to develop the necessary applications or do you contract it out? When you consider that added overhead of hiring a full-stack developer salary, you may find it more cost-effective...
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Tips. Ruby for Rails: Hash

A hash in Ruby contains keys with corresponding values like {a: 1, b: 2}. Here the keys are :a and :b. The : tells you these are symbols. The hash above uses the new syntax of hash introduced in Ruby 2.0. If you see {:a => 1, :b => 2}, this is the same as the hash...
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DevOps Explained: A Day in the Life

If you have the letters “IT” in your job description, you have probably worked with programmers, web application developers, and DevOps experts, but have you ever wondered what it really takes to make a DevOps project successful? Here’s a brief primer on DevOps.
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Using Ruby 2.5.0 with Docker

Ruby 2.5.0 was released last Christmas and it's available through the usual places -- rvm , rbenv , chruby , homebrew. One tool I like to use is Docker.
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Using form_with vs form_for vs form_tag

Prior to Rails 5.1, Rails provided 2 form helpers, form_for and form_tag. You use form_for with a model and form_tag for custom URLs. Both generate HTML for a form. There are only a few minor differences so Rails 5.1 combined the two. You should now be using form_with.
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Tutorial on how to use Active Storage on Rails 5.2

Active Storage. This tutorial includes the actual code you can use to try out this feature.
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Rails Encrypted Credentials on Rails 5.2

Rails 5.1 introduced encrypted secrets, which gives you two places to put your secrets -- secrets. yml and secrets.yml.enc. This causes a bit of confusion on when you should use normal secrets or encrypted secrets.
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