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Application Performance Monitoring in Rails

Episode #185 4-28-2019 pro

Monitoring your application's performance is an important part of knowing its health. In this episode, we look at three popular services.

Load Testing with JMeter

Episode #184 4-21-2019 pro

Load Testing is an important aspect of due diligence when hosting a production application. It can also help uncover infrastructure requirements and server costs.

Interview with Frank Rietta

Episode #183 4-17-2019 free

In this interview, Frank Rietta, a security expert in web applications, talks about various recommendations for securing a Ruby on Rails application. Many areas are explored from code, staff, servers and infrastructure.

Interview Questions

Episode #182 4-14-2019 pro

In this episode, we look at various questions asked during interviews.

Introduction to Kubernetes

Episode #181 4-7-2019 free

In this episode, we take a tour of what Kubernetes is, how to install and configure a local development instance, and deploying a sample application.

3 Different Perspectives of Importing Records

Episode #180 3-31-2019 pro

In this episode, we look at 3 different ways of importing data into a Rails application; each having their own use cases, drawbacks and benefits.

Creating a Gem From Existing Code

Episode #179 3-24-2019 pro

In this episode, we look at a process for extracting business logic out of a Ruby on Rails application into a gem.

Using Webpacker in Rails 6

Episode #178 3-17-2019 pro

Webpacker is a great addition in Rails. However, it adds some complexities with libraries and older gems with javascript assets. In this episode, we look at using webpacker in different scenarios.

Interview with Jesus Castello

Episode #177 3-15-2019 free

Jesus Castello talks about the Roda Framework, its uses and stats around its performance.

Ecommerce Store with Solidus

Episode #176 3-10-2019 pro

Overview of Solidus, a maintained fork of Spree, showing how to configure and work with this Rails Engine.