How to Build Your Own Gem in Ruby

As the name implies, the Ruby programming language thrives thanks to the presence of gems. Like the plugins that came before them, gems are mini-pieces of code used to perform specific duties without interfering with or becoming a direct part of our code. The code...
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Why Ruby is Great for Startups

There’s always that critical moment for creative types, getting an idea to move from inside your head to the outside world, capturing it while it’s still fresh. It’s the same for app developers, taking a brilliant idea from vaporware to seismic game changer, from...
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RubyConf Round Up

The City: Los Angeles, California
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It's Almost Time For Ruby Conf 2018!

It’s autumn and November is right around the corner! We all know what this means…
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Jekyll and Engine Yard: A Match Made in The Clouds

Blogging is without a doubt the most important way to get your ideas out to the world, whether your personal take on a recently released album or your professional word on the latest updates to various products from your organization. While social media pushes our...
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Take Out The Papers And The Trash

How to clean and clear large tables in MySQL From time to time our data team gets requests for advice on how to perform cleanup operations against large database tables. Typically, these originate in a ticket requesting information about how the disk is being used or...
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Ruby on Rails vs PHP

There’s more than one way to build a web application. No matter what type of application you are trying to create, your programmers have their preferred approach and their preferred code languages to accomplish the task. In the world of web applications, most program...
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5 Commercial Use Cases Continue to Prove the Value of Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails continues to gain popularity as an effective platform for developing web and cloud applications. Today, there are at least 865,472 business websites running on Ruby on Rails, and the number is growing. Ruby on Rails continues to gain momentum partly...
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What to Look for When Considering Application Hosting

Cloud computing has made hosting business-critical applications easier and less expensive. Application hosting makes deploying the resources you need easier and faster—without the overhead of additional hardware, software, and personnel. Once you decide to host your...
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Using Rails and Vue JS, Part 1

Vue (pronounced as view) calls itself the progressive JavaScript framework. It is designed to be incrementally adoptable. You can use Vue to build user interfaces on a few pages or a few areas of an existing Rails view. You don't have to throw away existing Rails code.
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