How to Host a Zoom Concert with High-Quality Audio

At Atomic, we’ve been staying connected with “Quarantunes” — mini live concerts given by employees and streamed to the entire company over Zoom. These concerts are a fun little pick-me-up during the week that help many of us get through the emotional roller coaster brought about by current events. Zoom is a great platform for […]

Red Green Performance Testing with The Grinder

No, not that Red Green! Even a thoroughly-tested application can wreck havoc if it hasn’t been tested in the context of a production-like system under production-like conditions. Tools like Puppet and Chef make it easy to produce a production-like environment for testing, but what about the production-like conditions? One aspect of these conditions can be […]

Is Your Application Running with Ruby – Slow?

The problem that this post describes has now been fixed in RVM stable (1.17.0). To diagnose performance issues, be sure to check the options that Ruby was compiled with:ruby -rrbconfig -e 'puts RbConfig::CONFIG["CFLAGS"]' The Situation While working with Patrick Bacon, migrating a large Ruby (ruby-1.9.2) web application from an older Solaris system to a new […]