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Charming Large Databases with Octopuses

Ruby is often the language of choice for startups of smaller applications. It allows you to get an application going quickly. While there has been a lot of talk about NoSQL databases for many applications instead of a SQL database,

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Rubyfuza 2014 Recap

Rubyfuza is Africa’s premier Ruby-language conference held each year in South Africa at the beginning of February. This year’s conference took place from 5 – 8 February at the Strand Hotel in beautiful Cape Town. Approximately 150 people, (many of

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Skinny Models and Skinny Controllers with the state_machine gem

Recently we have been working on a project to create a payment system using Stripe.  When you are processing payments you often have a process that goes through a number of steps.  For example,  if you are processing a payment

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