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There are many ways to add search functionality to a Rails application. In this post, we share how we implemented 'search' for one of our internal projects and integrated it with MeiliSearch.
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Preview Deployments will remove one of the biggest hurdles for setting up full CD environments for Rails. Combined Preview Deployments with Rollout Strategies (Blue / Green deployments and Canary releases) are going to help many developers building and shipping higher-quality applications to their customers.
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Blue / Green rollout - runs the previous version of your app alongside the new version and directs people to each version based on specific conditions (such as HTTP headers).

Canary rollout - as with Blue / Green, you maintain both versions of your application but you only direct a small proportion of web traffic to the new version. You then gradually switch your visitors across to the new version if it meets your expectations.
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Step by step guide on how to deploy and manage a Rails application from code to production on Linode with Cloud 66.
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This case study features Imagine it. Since 2021 Imagine it has deployed the Rails application Fakturan.nu with Cloud 66 Maestro on AWS.
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This case study features Maxihost, a bare-metal cloud provider with 20 years of experience. Since 2018 Maxihost deploys and manages Ruby on Rails applications with Cloud 66 on their own servers.
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This post shares how we developed an ultimate button to use in our internal tools. It is a ViewComponent Button you can use anywhere in your app and has very little JS, in the form of StimulusJS.
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In this article, we are going to show how easy it is to deploy a Rails application to AWS with Cloud 66. We'll briefly explore Platform as a Service (PaaS) options like Heroku, before moving on to the step-by-step guide.
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Ruby on Rails is one of the first choices to build applications by startups & small businesses across different sectors. This guide shows how to deploy a Rails app to Vultr with Cloud 66.
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We switched from using Icon Fonts to SVGs a while back and I'll explain how we use SVGs in our Rails stack. (Inline vs External SVGs)
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Guide to deploy & manage Rails application on Hetzner Cloud in two ways. Natively - with Cloud 66 for Rails and containerized Rails apps - with Cloud 66 Maestro.
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How to add TailwindCSS, ViewComponents & Stimulus to your Rails stack so you can build & use these components. By mixing all three, we can create independent visual components with both frontend & backend logic & behavior.
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How to build fast and modern web applications with Rails and Hotwire.
Part 1 of our introduction to the different components of Hotwire: Turbo and Stimulus.
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Hotwire is a new tech stack released by DHH and the folks at Basecamp. They created and used it when building Hey, their anti-Gmail email system.
I wanted to mix Hotwire (both Turbo and Stimulus) and View Components together but use it with my normal to-go tools like Devise and Sidekiq.
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While we built Cloud 66 with Rails and ran it in Production in Containers and I can tell you with conviction, I dislike Docker's developer experience just as much as I like RoR's. The contrast couldn't be starker.
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This case study showcases Commutatus, a consulting development agency that creates mobile and web applications for small and medium businesses. Commutatus manages Rails applications with Cloud 66 on multiple clouds and servers on behalf of their clients.
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Until now, access to those internal tools and APIs were protected through a VPN. Last week we turn off the last of our VPNs and switched over to using Cloudflare Access.
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This is a quick guide on a workaround to get your rails development running in SSL and under your production URL.
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From REST to GRPC to Unrestful. Cloud 66 journey to build an Admin API for our Rails application.
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Cloud 66 + Zapier Integration: using our Zapier app, you can define any workflow to scale up and down your servers on your Rails & Node stacks.
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PeopleForce is a smart HR management platform that helps small and medium-sized businesses to build a high-performance working-culture. PeopleForce chose to deploy their infrastructure on Linode with Cloud 66 for Rails, after reviewing Heroku, Elastic Beanstalk, and Doku.
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Back in April, DigitalOcean announced its acquisition of Nanobox. As the result Nanobox will only be available via DigitalOcean with support for a limited number of languages and frameworks. All the changes will be fully implemented in the next 12 months and they aim to build more focussed DigitalOcean PaaS.

I'm reaching out to developers who would either like to deploy to other cloud providers or to deploy frameworks or languages that will be deprecated by Nanobox via DigitalOcean.
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...if you need to have notification channels other than email (Slack, Webhooks,...) you need to build a lot yourself. Also, there is all the code around managing subscription: who gets what notification on which "channel" and allowing your users to subscribe and subscribe to those in the app...
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Introducing to Konfig, an open-source Kubernetes friendly Rails configuration gem.
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This case study features Pinpoint, online recruitment software that automates talent attraction for in-house recruitment teams. It showcases their infrastructure set-up with Cloud 66 for Rails and DigitalOcean.
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In this case study, I interviewed Trevor Hinesley about Soundstripe and Filepass, two startups that he co-founded, both of which run Rails applications on DigitalOcean with Cloud 66. Find out how these companies achieved DevOps best practices with our tools.
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How many times have you, while investigating an (admittedly rare ;)) production bug, stumbled upon an exception backtrace that just doesn't have enough information? For example, an exception gets reraised, destroying the original backtrace with it. So now your logs say that your AI failed to take over the world with AIEpicFailError (great, you already know that), but not why (Timeout::Error while connecting to stackoverflow.com).
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By leveraging native Linux file permissions we are able to deploy quickly, avoid application permission errors, and still maintain file level security!
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We moved our 4-year-old Rails app to Kubernetes to add auxiliary components easier, manage security better & reduce our bills and this is what we learned.
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How to use Rails ActionCables with Vue.js and deploy it into production. A guide and example code to kickstart your journey with reactive programming.

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