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  • Bootsnap: Optimizing Ruby App Boot Time

    news.ycombinator.com 19 May '17, 5pm

    In the implementation of Ruby that I work on, TruffleRuby, we've been exploring lazy parsing, where the parser will find a method but not fully parse it until the method is called for the first time. I wonder if there's any other modifications you could make to the VM itself to improv...

  • Why Ruby on Rails is still the best choice?

    news.ycombinator.com 19 Apr '17, 6am

    The best choice for what? This article is a Rails agency looking for some SEO juice. It has no value, nothing new to say.

  • Ruby on Rails 5.1

    news.ycombinator.com 12 May '17, 4pm

    It looks like "System Test" is what they call end-to-end testing using tools like Selenium with a browser. Scripts that e.g. send POST requests to the server process and check the result seem to also be included.The new form_with looks convenient. It was always annoying occasionally h...

  • Ask HN: How does a Bitcoin based voting app works?

    news.ycombinator.com 04 Dec '16, 5pm

    If you want fair voting (one person - one vote), instead of rich voting (one dollar - one vote), you absolutely must map actual people to their voting mechanism.You could, for instance, create 1 billion private keys, and distribute them individually among 1 billion people. And then th...

  • How I Made $70,714.20 Self-Publishing a Book About Ruby on Rails

    news.ycombinator.com 15 Mar '17, 4pm

    underestimate the amount you can make self-publishing.I blame it on traditional publishing companies and old habits. My mom was a book editor, and the very best authors they published would sell 10,000 books. Their cut was something like $2/book, they'd pull in $20k. So when I decided...

  • Ask HN: Why do coding bootcamps teach Ruby on Rails and JavaScript?

    news.ycombinator.com 14 Jan '17, 2am

    JavaScript is a must know if you want to do web work. It's as necessary as HTML. It's the only language browsers actually natively run.Ruby on Rails is sort of the basis for most any other modern MVC web framework. That is to say it inspired nearly every other web MVC framework, in mo...

  • How the Singapore Circle Line rogue train was caught with data

    news.ycombinator.com 01 Dec '16, 9am

    I've been caught out by "ground" not really being ground before; two different sides of a whole floor computer / comms centre had different potentials. So most of the power was hooked up to ground on one side of the building and a small number of non computer / comms gear was hooked u...

  • Ruby on Rails 5.1.0.beta1 released

    news.ycombinator.com 23 Feb '17, 8pm

    Actually pretty major release. Hopping on javascript's crazy train. It was expected anyway, there are no way to ignore js-crazyness anymore (most of the frontend toolset exists only as js implementation).Also, Phoenix (ideological successor of rails) took this approach from the start