Linode Raises the Bar

Over the last month, Linode has announced several major upgrades to their infrastructure that significantly raises the bar to compete in the VPS provider market. I moved from hosting my own servers out of my home office to Linode last summer and was happy to switch. Now Linode has improved the network, CPUs and RAM in every plan for essentially the same monthly price. Read More

Sending JSON Post Data in an Integration Test

Last night I ran into a vexing problem. I had an API endpoint in a Rails app I developed for a customer that accepts request parameters in both the classic application/x-www-form-urlencoded content type as well as application/json. JSON is a more compact format and is easier to scan when reading client logs, so it is now my preferred format for request POST data. Read More