Assuming you’ve googled this topic at all, you are bound to have come across this article from 37signals, pssst-your-rails-application-has-a-secret-to-tell-you. You can basically build an initializer doing all the things in that post to get started sending data to statsd. Statsd … Continue reading
If you ever want to have a connection pool, you need not reinvent the wheel because Mike Perham has done all the work for you already. Browse on over to connection_pool on github.
Earlier this year I spent some time writing a custom RSpec formatter. The purpose in my case was to be able to automatically update a remote service with the results of testing some code. You can find that project here, … Continue reading
A relatively simple way to load some configuration once and safely, is through the use of the Singleton module provided with Ruby. Accessing the instance is easy, call FooConfig.instance. This method is also thread-safe so no two threads are going … Continue reading
It is probably best I don’t bother explaining how or why I ended up wanting to reference an existing Gemfile from another Gemfile, but suffice to say it is something I sort of needed to do. After a bit of … Continue reading
After getting someone interested in using devise with safe_attributes to post a little information on the issue to github, I investigated and found something new. The model validators in ActiveRecord can be used on things other than attributes of the … Continue reading