Helix: One Year Later

This post is a write-up of the talk we gave at RailsConf 2017. You can find the slides here. Last year at RailsConf, we introduced the Helix project, a SDK for writing native Ruby extensions in Rust. There are a lot of benefits and use cases for this, but since… »

Fixing That Mysterious Slow Request in Your Rails App

Even if your Rails app is humming along just fine most of the time, your users probably still occasionally experience painfully slow requests seemingly at random. While unexplained slowdowns can happen for many reasons, the most common root cause is excessive object allocations. Here's the good news: there's something you… »