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Episode #420 - November 19th, 2013

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PostgreSQL lands on Amazon RDS, using chruby and ruby-install over RVM and rbenv, a free shopping cart Rails app, integrating Quickbooks with Rails 4, Mixpanel with Ruby, and Ruby Under a Microscope.

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  • Rails 4 and Quickbooks
  • Mixpanel Analytics with Ruby
  • Ruby Under a Microscope
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Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Jump to Story

Considering how many Ruby developers prefer PostgreSQL over MySQL and even NoSQL solutions, it’s a pretty big deal that Amazon announced last week that it now supports PostgreSQL on its Amazon RDS service. As usual with RDS they tout ease of scaling, availability and performance. It looks like Amazon competes with Heroku Postgres on Premium and Enterprise offerings in terms of pricing. They also offer some of the most interesting PSQL extensions like full-text search, multi-language support, PostGIS, HStore and JSON data types.

August 19th, 2014

We talk about Rails 4.0.9 and 4.1.5, flatten records, introduce Http::Exceptions, manage configurations, and update Devise.

August 15th, 2014

Dokkufy, Rails Helpers, JRuby, Xiki and DHH code review

August 12th, 2014

We talk about using the Facebook SDK with RubyMotion, Event Sourcing with Sandthorn, gems like rails_param and Groupdate, and time tracking with Hours.

August 8th, 2014

Beautiful API documentation, deprecating paths in Rails mailers, taking RubySteps, meeting Starboard, and the new Heroku Button