27 Jun '12, 11pm

I wrote a blog post about using minitest to verify the performance of my Zlib GVL-release patch:

Verifying benchmarks with ministat drbrain | Wed, 27 Jun 2012 23:48:50 GMT Posted in Ruby , Testing Most people know to benchmark to verify performance improvements, but comparing a handful of results isn't enough. You need to be sure your results are statistically significant. ministat is a tool written by Poul-Henning Kamp that determines if two result sets are statistically significant and display the difference in performance between the two. I recently used ministat to measure performance changes for my GVL release patch for Ruby's Zlib extension. The patch will allow multiple zlib or gzip streams to be deflated or inflated in parallel. I was asked to show any performance difference because the GVL release/acquire can be expensive depending upon the work done without the GVL. I posted a video showing the difference between inflating very large files, but what about si...

Full article: http://blog.segment7.net/2012/06/27/verifying-benchmarks-...

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StackOverflow authentication using OmniAuth

rubyflow.com 27 Jun '12, 9pm

StackOverflow authentication using OmniAuth Posted by nashby on June 27, 2012 — 0 comments I just released omniauth-stacke...