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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The 13 Ruby Conferences You Cannot Miss in 2018

Nothing remains constant, especially in technology. As we continue to develop new DevOps implementations for our clients, we understand how important it is to stay current with changes in programming techniques and best practices. Even though we consider ourselves...
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How to Install Ruby on a Mac with chruby, rbenv, or RVM

This is a post on installing Ruby on a Mac. This should work on recent MacOS versions - El Capitan, Sierra, and High Sierra. First of all, Ruby is already pre-installed on your Mac. However, the pre-installed version is a few versions behind so we'll look into the...
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Goodbye ubygems

No we're not hating on RubyGems. This is about ubygems and that's not a typo. There was a file named ubygems.rb and it has been removed from Ruby 2.5.
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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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How the Role of DevOps Will Change in 2018

Trendspotting is always challenging. No one can know for certain what the future holds, but it’s clear that change is a constant, especially when it comes to the evolving role of DevOps in supporting enterprise applications. As business needs evolve and companies seek...
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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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Ruby for Rails: Blocks

This post is the first in a series of blog posts about Ruby for Rails beginners. These are specifically for Rails developers who want to solidify their grasp of the Ruby language.
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How is PaaS evolving?

A number of articles have been written stating that PaaS is dead. We can see today that it's not true in the sense that some companies that billed themselves as PaaS are still here.
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