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Episode #151 - February 18, 2011

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Three blogs about Heroku deployment, Stepdown metrics gem for cucumber, Travis - the new distributed build system, An integrated firewall for Rails3, Using RMagic for fun and proit with Compass, and LumberJack in this edition of Ruby5

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This episode is sponsored by New Relic. New Relic gives you performance monitoring, tracking, and reporting of your web applications.

  • New Relic RPM
  • Sinatra on Heroku
  • Wildcard SSL on Heroku
  • Packaging on Heroku
  • Stepdown
  • Travis
  • Firewool
  • Compass-Magic
  • Lumberjack
  • Ruby5

Lumberjack Jump to Story

Lumberjack is a drop in replacement for Ruby's Logger class. It adds a few pieces of metadata, such as the process name and ID that generated the event; most interestingly, there is a 12 digit hex code logged with the statement that represents the 'unit of work', or code scope that generated the log. If you've ever had to dissect a busy log file where several related log statements are scattered because of multiple logging processes, this ID can help you reassemble the logs by process that created them.

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