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Episode #26 - November 10, 2009

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Heard of Redis? In this episode we cover how you can use it in your application and how GitHub uses it for Resque. Heroku Asset Packager, mail_safe, and JSBlogger are also covered, along with why you should use conditionals rather than exceptions.

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Benchmarking Ruby Exception Handling Jump to Story

Effectif Development’s Grahm Ashton wrote up a brief, but informative summary of why you should leave Ruby exceptions strictly for exceptional situations. He found that this type of implementation can easily run several times slower - by nearly an order of magnitude - than using simple if-else conditionals. His summary, tests, and benchmark results can be found over the post.

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