Load Testing Ruby Apps for Black Friday

  Is your website ready for Black Friday traffic? Rails is capable of serving a huge amount of traffic. This is already proven. To make sure your Rails application is ready, you should perform load testing and add more servers if needed.
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Why Your App Won’t Work In The Cloud

There are two kinds of apps for the cloud: ones that work and ones that don’t. The ones that work are called Twelve Factor apps, and they work because they were written specifically for the cloud. We call the ones that don’t work legacy apps. And these are designed to...
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Pets vs. Cattle

I was one of the original developers on Orchestra, the PHP PaaS that Engine Yard acquired in 2011. Many of our customers were using PaaS for the first time, having come from very traditional hosting backgrounds. They were used to uploading things to FTP servers and...
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