Memcached Security aka Don't Attack GitHub 

GitHub recently experienced the largest attack we've seen to date. At the peak, they received 1.35 Tbps via 126.9 million packets per second. We don't know who launched the attack but we know how they did it. The attackers used an amplification attack using memcached...
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Ajax on Rails with Unobtrusive JavaScript

This blog post is for Rails developers that want to use Ajax in their application using Unobtrusive JavaScript. This is divided into these parts:
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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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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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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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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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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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