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 […]
Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) has been around for a while now, but many (if not most) developers have never used it. I’ve primarily used it for performance tracing, and it’s flexible enough to be used for logging regular application events as well.
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 […]
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 […]
I have seen some very nice, generic forms of memoization in the dynamic languages I’ve used. In languages like Ruby and Perl, for example, dynamically redefining a method to be a memoized version of itself is a good way to transparently handle it. However, I haven’t seen any examples of generic case memoization for C# […]