When I set up Rails on AWS, I usually use the following pattern: (CloudFront) → ALB → Puma I was wondering: Is it always necessary to put nginx between the ALB and Puma server? My theory behind not using nginx is that because it has its own queue (while the Classic Load Balancer had a… Continue reading Rails on AWS: Do you need nginx between Puma and ALB?
I’m a big fan of AWS ECS Fargate. I’ve written in the past about managing ECS clusters, and with Fargate — all of that work disappears and is managed by AWS instead. I like to refer to this as quasi-serverless. Sorta-serverless? Almost-serverless? I’m open to better suggestions. 😂 There are a few limitations of running… Continue reading “Logging in” to AWS ECS Fargate
Any web developer who works with external services or databases (that’s probably almost every web developer) has probably run into performance problems. The problem is that running code by itself is pretty fast. Databases and external services / APIs are very slow. Waiting on an external API to load is basically the computer equivalent of… Continue reading Web App Development and Caching
Rubinius is an implementation of the Ruby language spec. I’ve been using it recently for a project, and I’ve been liking it so far. Here’s a few thoughts I’ve been having while using it. Philosophy The Core Rubinius, in its core, is written in C++ and uses LLVM (Low Level Virtual Machine). Without getting too… Continue reading My Experiences with Rubinius