Roundup: Migrating to AWS Fargate, Ruby quirks, Linus and buses, things a developer doesn't know
Jan. 4, 2019
Migrating a Rails Application to AWS Fargate - Oskar P
How Bloom & Wild migrated their Rails application to AWS Fargate, allowing them to scale up their infrastructure for peak periods. Covers the overall AWS architecture chosen, and how they handled Logging and container load monitoring.
Disclaimer: I did a bunch of the above work with Bernat
Ruby Quirks - Murray S
On this site Jan Lelis documents a bunch of quirks they've found with the ruby
language. There are currently 66 of them, and while I've not read them all, I
am already learning things I didn't know. For example, did you know you can
use ruby as a replacement for
sed, or even as a replacement for
several other standard unix programs like
There are also useful lists like the names of all the global variables ruby makes available to you, or all the standard library files with some alternative implementations. This site is a veritable treasure trove of quirky things to find out about this wonderful programming language.
What if Linus Torvalds got hit by a bus - Elena T
An empirical study on the effects of buses on Linus Torvalds.
Things I don't know as of 2018 - Elena T
A brave list of admissions on what people assume a regular developer knows.
Track of the Week - Celia C
It’s the most wrong and most right thing I think has ever happened.