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joshnesbitt — 10 posts

Log tagging in Rails
Whilst deploying a large application to Heroku, we needed a way to trace application requests from the second they come into the router through to when the request completes. Enter log tagging.
Following on from our post on Dynamic Error Page in Rails, this week we looked into raising and rescuing custom errors in a Rails application.

Check out the post here.
We've just published a new blog post about how to customise the default error templates in Rails. Click here to read it.
As a Rails project matures its code base may increase in complexity. We walk through how we organise our model code to be more readable, maintainable and easier to test.
A couple of weeks ago we created a simple maps mashup with Rails and GeoKit. We've just posted a brief summary of the project which might be of interest to others.
We explain how we tuned one of our Virtual Private Servers with some basic configuration changes to Phusion Passenger. Click here to read the article.
Following the recent release of the googl URL shortening API, we created a gem to make working with the service a little easier. Our blog post shows how we use the CLI in our daily workflow and how to get up and running. Check out the intro blog post here.
I created Project to help reduce the repetitive nature of common daily tasks. By registering projects against workflows you can quickly create a set of commands that will be run against each project. Check out the Github page here or grab the gem from Rubygems.
I recently posted a really simple but effective way to do cheap and easy backups. Check the post out here.
A while ago i created a simple lock file implementation for a one off project. It's now available as a Gem for others to use. Check out the post for more information.