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Amazon Cloudsearch With Ruby And Asari Moving Towards 1.0

When you need to offer advanced search in your Ruby based application you have a number of options. People often will look at using a Lucene based solution such as Solr or Elasticsearch. The only problem is that you will

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A Sane Oauth Federation Strategy With Doorkeeper in Ruby

There are a lot of articles out there about setting up one server with Doorkeeper to offer Oauth support in Ruby projects. But when you start to get into federating your Oauth credentials across services it turns into the wild

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Before You Can Think Big Data, You Need to Think Big Clean!

“Big Data” and “data science” have become buzzwords and focus areas for many companies. However, the key to predictive analytics is not data size or more sophisticated tools; it’s clean data. Quality Matters In a previous post about the importance

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Using OmniAuth to Authenticate for Doorkeeper

In Ruby, if you want to set up a Oauth provider the Doorkeeper Gem is a popular solution. We had a application where we wanted to provide our end users with a oauth interface for our main authentication/authorization, but delegate

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Automating Your SOA Ruby Development Environment Using Foreman and Bash

The Monolithic App When you have one monolithic ruby stack,  getting a developers machine to run the stack for smoke testing etc. is really easy.  If the application is just Rails based without any background jobs you simply start up

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Making It Easy For Users To Do The Right Thing

Last night after the Atlanta JavaScript meetup, Toby Ho and I had a discussion about how deployment techniques have changed. He lamented on how many newbies and inexperienced users refer to Git in the same way they would have referred

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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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