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wkhtmltopdf considered harmful

Re-consider your choice of PDF-generating tool - wkhtmltopdf has many downsides. This article will enumerate why you should not use it for non-trivial tasks, evaluate some alternatives and help with one huge problem. [more inside]

ActiveRecord - Part 2: Useful methods

Series of blog posts explaining ActiveRecord features. The second part is about useful methods that ActiveRecord offers - #pluck, #uniq, #sum & #update_all. [more inside]

Monitor your server metrics on your own machine

https://github.com/drexed/stackeye I’ve created a gem that collects and aggregates your server metrics so you can see things like CPU load, memory/swap/disk usage, and top 10 processes by cpu and memory. Like a tiny version of Scout or New Relic but with minimal dependencies. Its perfect for small projects where services like the one mentioned above would be overkill (and not free). It can be run as a standalone Sinatra app or mounted on any rails application. This is a community so clone away and commit back all improvements.

stale_options 0.1.1

stale_options is a gem for caching HTTP responses. The gem was built with an idea to implement a class which will create options for ActionController::ConditionalGet#stale? method. It allows to cache any kind of object, not only record or collection (unlike of #stale?).

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