When I travelled halfway across the world to attend RubyConf 14 San Diego

It would be folly to even try and sum up all my experiences in one blog post. Hence this part is a short recap of my impressions of RubyConf San Diego. After a long journey of ~12000kms, little sleep, lots of coffee, and several moments of uncertainty ; I finally arrived at San Diego Convention … Continue reading When I travelled halfway across the world to attend RubyConf 14 San Diego

Experiencing Ruby – the Scottish way

Held in the exquisite Crieff Hydro, Perthshire, this was another example of an exciting professionally organised Ruby Conference. There will always be a lot of information about the talks, so this is more about my experience there! At a conference, it's very important to ensure that the attendees get to experience the culture in addition … Continue reading Experiencing Ruby – the Scottish way

GoRuCo – the party never stops!

It's not often that you get a chance to attend a conference that has your name on it -- well almost 😉 Gotham Ruby Conference (GoRuCo) in New York city was one such conference that I attended last weekend on 23rd June. It was very well organized and the organizers definitely get a thumbs-up for this … Continue reading GoRuCo – the party never stops!

Pro tip: Increase webpage performance using sprite, data-uri and jammit

For quite some time at Josh Software, we have been concentrating on improving backend server performance. You can read about load testing and bench-marking and improving upload performance using nginx upload module. This post is about improving frontend performance by getting your pages to  load faster using techniques like sprites, data-uri and jammit. These tools … Continue reading Pro tip: Increase webpage performance using sprite, data-uri and jammit

Do you need a Push Notification Manager? – Redis PubSub to the rescue

Happy New Year! And its indeed an awesome start to a surely prosperous year -- my stunts with Redis PubSub worked ! We have been looking at getting a push notification manager in place to communicate between applications! Here is what we wanted to do: Applications should be able to subscribe for notifications. Notification wildcards … Continue reading Do you need a Push Notification Manager? – Redis PubSub to the rescue

Spell Check in ruby and rails using BOSSMan

Wrong English is an often problem while developing any website product as it gives bad view to website user and thus does direct impact on product. BOSSMan is a ruby gem that interacts with yahoo web service and provides a simplest way to overcome such errors. Installation: gem sources -a http://gems.github.com gem install jpignata-bossman Apply … Continue reading Spell Check in ruby and rails using BOSSMan