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Elastic Beanstalk Thumbs Down

I’ve been working on a project for a client, and one of their requirements was to host the application on Amazon Web Services,…

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Back up an S3 bucket to another S3 bucket using...

If you’ve got millions of objects sitting in an S3 bucket, backing them up to another bucket is a difficult task. The web…

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Wherelizer: Update Your Deprecated ActiveRecord...

We recently upgraded a several-year old Rails application up to the Rails 4 release candidate. One of the most painful aspects of the…

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Switching from Apache/Passenger to Nginx/Unicorn

I hate running in place, and that’s often what low-level stack changes feel like. My users don’t care if the website is served…

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Rails 3.2 Custom Error Pages, the exceptions_app,...

There is a lot of information out there about custom error pages in Rails 3.2 and how to use the built-in routing and…

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Avoiding Duplicate or Double Counted Goals in...

I was finding some discrepancy in my Google Analytics user signup goals, where the number of new signups listed in the goal were…

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Meteor Escape!

In preparation for our participation in the recent Athens Game Jam, I decided to spend a weekend playing with the JavaScript game engine,¬†ImpactJS….

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Business, Tech

Credit Card Processing - What to keep and what to...

When you first encounter credit card processing APIs, the array of options and data values can be daunting. It can be challenging to…

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Measuring the Size of a Rails 3 Upgrade

In my previous post,¬†I discussed the benefits of upgrading to Rails 3 if you happen to have an app still running on Rails…

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Hidden Gem of iOS6: File Uploads in Mobile Safari

There’s been plenty of press coverage on the newly released iOS6, the software that powers iPhones and iPads. You may have read praise…

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Why Upgrade to Rails 3?

If your Rails application is more than a couple years old, then there’s a good chance it’s still using Rails 2. A Rails…

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Business, Tech

Why Build a Web App?

Due to the popularity of smartphones, it’s not uncommon for our customers to envision releasing new products as iPhone, Android, or Windows Phone…