Category Archives: Performance

CoachUp Now Coaching on CI Best Practices

by Arian Radmand CTO @ www.coachup.com The CoachUp engineering department is constantly refining its development process for the sake of efficiency. I wanted to spend some time talking about one change we’ve recently made that I really feel has maximized our development speed: setting up Tddium’s continuous integration environment (solanolabs.com). I should begin by talking […]

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Dr. Testlove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Automated Testing* by Brent McNish

(A great post from one of our joint Sauce Labs / Solano Labs Customers at www.deliberator.com. Thanks Brent for sharing! Congrats guys on your Beta Launch!) ________ * with apologies to Stanley Kubrick I’m the co-founder and CTO of Deliberator, a new social network for ideas. Deliberator brings people together to create, debate and propagate solutions to the […]

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A Look Back at 2012 Software Screw Ups!

The New Year is already off to a great start here at Solano Labs with new features and product upgrades getting ready to roll out.  With the start of the New Year we also decided to take a look back at the year that was and ask as a company “What have we learned?” and […]

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Profiling Ruby, or, How I Made Rails Start Up Faster

Last week Ruby application startup got about 2-3x faster when four patches of mine were committed to the MRI/CRuby interpreter. The improvements will be in the upcoming Ruby 2.0 release. The techniques I used to identify what was slow, so I could fix it, are accessible to anyone and are useful for diagnosing any performance […]

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