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December 11, 2012

RedStorm: Distributed realtime computation in Ruby

by Jason Morrison

Storm is a free and open source distributed realtime computation framework. It provides a clean, declarative abstraction for streaming computations. It's durable, reliable, and simple to scale. Some use cases of Storm include realtime analytics, online machine learning, continuous computation, distributed RPC, and ETL. You'll learn the basic ideas of Storm, and how RedStorm makes it easy to write Storm topologies in Ruby.

October 11, 2011

Backbone.js and Rails

by Jason Morrison

These days, some web apps have more code on the client than on the server. Learn how Backbone.js is put together, how to use it with Rails, and how to make building JavaScript-heavy web apps a pleasure.

October 14, 2008


by Jason Morrison

Clearance is a library for simple, complete Ruby web app authentication. Keep your classes clean by mixing in modules, while keeping your app free of generators and minimizing the baggage of unused code. I'll go over what features Clearance covers, what it does not, Thoughtbot's experience integrating it into client applications, and the design decisions and discussions that surrounded its development.