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Speaking at NovaRUG on Thursday

I’ll be joining the NovaRUG (Northern Virginia Ruby Users’ Group) on Thursday to talk about MySQL performance. See their blog for the details and how to RSVP.

Related posts:

  1. Free webinar on MySQL performance this Thursday
  2. Speaking at MySQL Meetup in Northern Virginia
  3. Speaking at EdUI Conference 2009
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Ever tried calling a win32ole (COM) object from Ruby’s DRb?


Before we get started here, let me state that I am using Ruby 1.9.1 (I refuse to look back!), and that I have not tested this solution on Ruby 1.8.6, but it should work there as well, though I may have some 1.9-isms in my code. Should be easy enough to spot.

I am working on writing an application in Ruby that can talk to an Windows application that has an ActiveX COM Automation object exposed. Ruby is basically the wrapper so that I can access the application from the Linux side of the world. So, I am using Ruby’s DRb to bridge those worlds because, after all, I am the Linux Bloke!

Well, as you may have guessed, I ran into problems with this approach. I simply could not call the COM objects from a call initiated with DRb, though I could call them directly just fine. After scratching my head a bit, I figured it out.

The win32ole module that runs on the Windows side of the world in Ruby only …

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DbCharmer – Rails Can Scale!

Back in November 2009 I was working on a project to port Scribd.com code base to Rails 2.2 and noticed that some old plugins we were using in 2.1 were abandoned by their authors. Some of them were just removed from the code base, but one needed a replacement – that was an old plugin called acts_as_readonlyable that helped us to distribute our queries among a cluster of MySQL slaves. There were some alternatives but we didn’t like them for one or another reasons so we’ve decided to go with creating our own ActiveRecord plugin, that would help us scale our databases out. That’s the story behind the first release of DbCharmer.

Today, six months after the first release of …

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Liveblogging at Confoo: Blending NoSQL and SQL

Persistence Smoothie: Blending NoSQL and SQL – see user feedback and comments at http://joind.in/talk/view/1332.

Michael Bleigh from Intridea, high-end Ruby and Ruby on Rails consultants, build apps from start to finish, making it scalable. He’s written a lot of stuff, available at http://github.com/intridea. @mbleigh on twitter

NoSQL is a new way to think about persistence. Most NoSQL systems are not ACID compliant (Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability).

Generally, most NoSQL systems have:

  • Denormalization
  • Eventual Consistency
  • Schema-Free
  • Horizontal Scale

NoSQL tries to scale (more) simply, it is starting to go mainstream – NY …

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Liveblogging at Confoo: [not just] PHP Performance by Rasmus Lerdorf

Most of this stuff is not PHP specific, and Python or Ruby or Java or .NET developers can use the tools in this talk.

The session on joind.in, with user comments/feedback, is at http://joind.in/talk/view/1320.

Slides are at http://talks.php.net/show/confoo10

“My name is Rasmus, I’ve been around for a long time. I’ve been doing this web stuff since 1992/1993.”

“Generally performance is not a PHP problem.” Webservers not config’d, no expire headers on images, no favicon.

Tools: Firefox/Firebug extension called YSlow (developed by yahoo) gives you a grade on your site.

Google has developed the …

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Reusing models outside of Rails

If you have done a good job of building your rails models, you may find that they are helpful for your non-rails system maintenance and such. They may even be necessary to reuse if you follow the rails model of using activerecord validations (rather that database RI) to preserve the integrity of your data.


Or you may just find yourself rewriting the same code again and again, and want all that good railsiness to make it easier to write and maintain. Personally I find myself in some instance of ./script/console as often as irb just so I can get the activesupport helper methods ( 4.days.from_now and such) that many rails developers are surprised to find are not actually a standard part of ruby.


So, the good news is it is easy to reuse rails code outside of rails.


Let's say you want to do some data manipulation (reporting, loading, scrubbing, etc) in your rails db, …

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Reusing models outside of Rails

If you have done a good job of building your rails models, you may find that they are helpful for your non-rails system maintenance and such. They may even be necessary to reuse if you follow the rails model of using activerecord validations (rather that database RI) to preserve the integrity of your data.

Or you may just find yourself rewriting the same code again and again, and want all that good railsiness to make it easier to write and maintain. Personally I find myself in some instance of ./script/console as often as irb just so I can get the activesupport helper methods ( 4.days.from_now and such) that many rails developers are surprised to find are not actually a standard part of ruby.

So, the good news is it is easy to reuse rails code outside of rails.

Let’s say you want to do some data manipulation (reporting, loading, scrubbing, etc) in your rails db, and want to use your models to do it. A few imports …

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Reusing models outside of Rails

If you have done a good job of building your rails models, you may find that they are helpful for your non-rails system maintenance and such. They may even be necessary to reuse if you follow the rails model of using activerecord validations (rather that database RI) to preserve the integrity of your data.


Or you may just find yourself rewriting the same code again and again, and want all that good railsiness to make it easier to write and maintain. Personally I find myself in some instance of ./script/console as often as irb just so I can get the activesupport helper methods ( 4.days.from_now and such) that many rails developers are surprised to find are not actually a standard part of ruby.


So, the good news is it is easy to reuse rails code outside of rails.


Let's say you want to do some data manipulation (reporting, loading, scrubbing, etc) in your rails db, …

[Read more]
Reusing models outside of Rails

If you have done a good job of building your rails models, you may find that they are helpful for your non-rails system maintenance and such. They may even be necessary to reuse if you follow the rails model of using activerecord validations (rather that database RI) to preserve the integrity of your data.


Or you may just find yourself rewriting the same code again and again, and want all that good railsiness to make it easier to write and maintain. Personally I find myself in some instance of ./script/console as often as irb just so I can get the activesupport helper methods ( 4.days.from_now and such) that many rails developers are surprised to find are not actually a standard part of ruby.


So, the good news is it is easy to reuse rails code outside of rails.


Let's say you want to do some data manipulation (reporting, loading, scrubbing, etc) in your rails db, …

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DB Charmer – ActiveRecord Connection Magic Plugin

Today I’m proud to announce the first public release of our ActiveRecord database connection magic plugin: DbCharmer.

DB Charmer – ActiveRecord Connection Magic Plugin

DbCharmer is a simple yet powerful plugin for ActiveRecord that does a few things:

  1. Allows you to easily manage AR models’ connections (switch_connection_to method)
  2. Allows you to switch AR models’ default connections to a separate servers/databases
  3. Allows you to easily choose where your query should go (on_* methods family)
  4. Allows you to automatically send read queries to your slaves while masters would handle all the updates.
  5. Adds multiple databases migrations to ActiveRecord

Installation

There are two options when …

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