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How do I go about setting up my Sinatra REST API on a server?

I'm an iOS developer primarily. In building my current app, I needed a server that would have a REST API with a couple of GET requests. I spent a little time learning Ruby, and landed on using Sinatra,...
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What's the best practice for adding a lot of attributes to a Rails model?

So, I'm building an API wrapper gem that works with Spree's Product model. The API provides extensive customization of the data you send to it. I would like a user of the gem to be able to take ...
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Splitting up a Rails/Ruby app onto multiple servers

We recently moved a large application to two machines, both running the same codebase. I. Machine A Web server for public facing application Receives web hook call backs from our ESP Handles a ...
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Best way to build a JSON API coupled with HTML views in a Rails project

I've got a Rails eCommerce project communicating with an iOS app. The iOS app receives JSON data from the Rails back-end, but there's also HTML rendering when a user comes to the project from his ...
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Writing a gem supporting compiled languages with Rake. How to test?

I want to create a gem that extends the functionality of Rake, creating commands for compiling .NET code.* Basically, I want to be able to write a Rakefile like this: desc "Build main executable" ...
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How do I test my non-Ruby website using Ruby?

I would like to build some Ruby tests to test my non-Ruby website. I love the Ruby testing tools (webrat, capybara, etc.) but they seem to be targeted to testing local sites. How can I use these ...
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Terminology - Difference between thread and process and how they manage DB connections

I've been working more with concurrency in Ruby recently, and I keep seeing various articles using "threads" and "process" interchangeably. What are the actual definitions of these terms? Is a ...
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Securing a private API used by an iOS App

I have an app that uses an API server and I do not want to have anything other than it to be able to use that API. I know this isn't totally possible, but I want to do what I can. I don't think my ...
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Run RSpec from within a ruby script while refreshing all ruby configs etc

I'm working with a very large project with tons of established tests that include some reasonably complicated environment setups and what not. I've recently run into a situation testing some ...
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RubyMotion deployments

I would like to start an application for iOS and Android and I'm considering the option of using RubyMotion for that. I know that you can write Ruby and then deploy to the desired platform. After ...
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Add-on hot deployable modules for Akka actors?

I'm trying to build a small spray io - akka distributed application targeted towards smaller devices like the Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black. The aim is to be able to talk to other devices that ...
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Ruby module namespacing advice

in my current project have: module Stats class Site ... end class Product def initialize(product_id) @product_id = product_id end end class Profile ... end end ...
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Which permanent data storage technology should I use for a simple, but large collection of information in Ruby?

I'm just setting up a Ruby server for my iOS messaging app. The server is for delivering push notifications, and it needs to store some basic user details - a list of devices IDs, an identifier, some ...
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What to choose when designing Dropbox-like infrastructure?

Sapiens, I seek thy help! We're about to begin building the backend infrastructure of our mobile application that is going to store (and organise) files quite a lot like Dropbox. While I did ...