May 26, 2017

How We Used Amazon Web Services to Save $84k Per Year (And Improve Performance!) with a Heroku Hosted Ruby on Rails App

84K in savings a year? Holy cow! Yup, that’s how much we managed to save this one company by migrating their app from Heroku over to AWS and reconfiguring their code – all because we were fine tuning performance. Moral of the story here is: make sure the team you have on board to write your code are good at what they do – otherwise you might just need to get our DevOps and software developers team in to help sort things out later…

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May 10, 2017

Custom, Free Security for Modern Infrastructure Pipelines: OSSEC HIDS With a Twist

The more cloud services grow in complexity, size and reach, the more security and automation need to be enforced. There are many different approaches to ensuring that systems stay safe from the harm of threats such as DDoS attacks and rootkits, like antivirus software and firewalls. It is also highly beneficial to implement a custom Intrusion Detection System, to monitor your network and systems for malicious activity and policy violations.

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May 10, 2017

React Developers May Like Vue.js More

We just love it when we stumble on new ways of doing things that make our lives easier. As developers, finding a new solution or tool that fixes issues with the way we’ve been doing things is sort of like finding gold.

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Apr 21, 2017

How to deal with boolean parameters in Ruby

Today I wanted to have a closer look at the different ways for passing boolean arguments and assigning default values to them.

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Mar 31, 2017

Unexpected case of rescue Exception

When you work on a project that has been existing for a while, you will most likely find few skeletons hidden in a closet. They can be parts of code or patterns that people know about, know they are bad, yet no one is addressing them for various reasons. What’s worse they are often being repeated because people are following them.

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Mar 28, 2017

Docker: A Quick and Easy Alternative to Virtualization for Developers and Non-Developers Alike

Want to build software that works on any machine, any configuration? Use Docker. Bridging the gap between programmers and other stakeholders involved in producing a software product for desktop, enterprise, web, or mobile (i.e. testers, system admins, the DevOps team, management and even customers!), Docker is what is known as a containerization management tool that is a unique new twist on traditional virtualization.

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Mar 22, 2017

iRonin @ wroc_love.rb 2017 Ruby Conference

It was a very Ruby weekend over the 18th and 19th of March at the wroc_love.rb conference! It’s our third time supporting this awesome event, and it only gets better.

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Mar 10, 2017

Deploying Jekyll website to Heroku

Last time we showed you how to deploy Phoenix application to Heroku. In this article we will show you how to host static website there.

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Mar 3, 2017

Partial unique indexes in PostgreSQL and Rails

Working correctly with database indexes is always the key to application performance and reliability. Especially when the amount of data grows rapidly, the well designed database architecture pays back. On the other hand though it is easy to miss something or fall into a trap of tricky case. One of these is the unique indexing on multiple columns, where at least one of them is nullable.

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Jan 14, 2017

Deploying Phoenix application to Heroku

Phoenix is framework for Elixir language to building fast, scalable web applications. Because Elixir runs on Erlang Virtual Machine, it’s able to fully use all CPU cores without sacrificing code readability, robustness and security. It proves its values in low-latency, distributed and fault-tolerant systems - how many times did you hear: “Your call cannot be made at the moment because we are upgrading our servers”? Erlang was created by Ericsson for handling these needs in the context of telecommunication systems.

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