Recent Posts by Dr Nic Williams

How to Run Custom Chef Cookbook Recipes During Deploy

The majority of Engine Yard Cloud customers run one application in an environment and many of them customize their application’s environments (production, staging, etc) using custom recipes. We do the same thing internally[1].
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Quickly view the threads of your blocked Ruby application with JStack

When something is amiss with a production application, it can be very productive to quickly look at the list of threads in an application and what state they are in. For your Ruby application running on JRuby, we can use JStack.
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Log in to Engine Yard Cloud and see bonus help!

When you next upgrade your Engine Yard Cloud environment, or deploy a new application, your SSH sessions will display new information! Here’s an example…
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Boot Up Your Own Dedicated Jenkins CI in Two Commands

One of my pet projects has been: how quickly and simply can I boot Jenkins CI on to Engine Yard Cloud? I now have it down to two command line steps!
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RailsInstaller for OS X

If you love Ruby on Rails, Ruby and Git, then you want to share them. They empower you to be creative and productive. You need to share them. As of this week, RailsInstaller for Windows has been shared with over 250,000 friends and colleagues! Wow!
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Introducing Node.js and Engine Yard Labs

This is an exciting day for us. Engine Yard, the leading platform-as-a-service for Ruby on Rails and PHP—has learned a new trick. You can now run your Node.js apps on Engine Yard Cloud!
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Coming soon: rvm get stable

Coming soon to an RVM near you:
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Ruby 1.9.3 Alpha Available

There is nothing scary or ghoulish on this Halloween Day in our latest product update. Far from it! MRI (Matz’s Ruby Implementation) 1.9.3 was released yesterday. Today we’re happy to make it immediately available on Engine Yard Cloud and Engine Yard Managed for alpha...
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JRuby GA on an Engine Yard Cloud Near You

We are very excited to announce the general availability of JRuby and Trinidad on Engine Yard Cloud!
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