Thanks to Ruby Inside’s Sponsors for April 2009
It's time to thank those great companies and individuals who help keep Ruby Inside (and often other Ruby sites) going.
Big Nerd Ranch - Ruby and Rails Training
Big Nerd Ranch offers intensive, head-down computer programming courses taught by experts in a retreat environment. Classroom, accommodations, and dining all take place within the same building, freeing you to learn, code, and discuss with your programming peers and instructors.
The current focus is on their Ruby on Rails Bootcamp taking place from June 8 to June 12. Charles B Quinn will be instructing. 5 full days of learning Rails in Atlanta, Georgia.
JetBrains - Developer Tools and IDEs
JetBrains is a renowned developer tools company, most famous for the Java IDE IntelliJ IDEA. Recently they launched the beta of RubyMine 1.0, a Ruby and Rails IDE they're currently developing. Initial reviews have been very positive.
To learn more about RubyMine, click here.
Intridea - Rails Development and Application Design
Intridea™ is a full service web product and consulting firm based out of Washington, DC, specializing in enterprise 2.0 technology and collaboration tools with a focus on Ruby on Rails development. They have a really cool development blog that covers a lot of the work they do in the Ruby and Rails communities. Recent blog posts include Using Git Submodules for Shared Rails Components and TwitterAuth: For Near-Instant Twitter Apps.
Linode - Xen Virtual Servers
Linode is a well-established provider of virtual private server hosting - some five years now. They're very competitive and have recently redesigned their site. Their entry level package is $19.95 and gives you 360MB of RAM, 12GB of storage, and 200GB bandwidth. I personally pay (no freebies!) for my own Linode to play around with and it costs $39.95 a month for 720MB of RAM and 24GB of space, which works really well with Phusion Passenger for running Rails apps (and Sinatra apps, for that matter). A blog post Slicehost vs Linode compares them to Slicehost - they stand up well!
New Relic - Rails Performance Monitoring Systems
New Relic provides high-end performance monitoring solutions for Rails applications and they include 37signals and Shopify amongst their customers (very high praise indeed!) Recently New Relic launched an affiliate program (which you can still join), and has announced that almost 1000 customers now use RPM to manage their production Rails apps! Back in November, New Relic also secured $6m of new funding.
Rubysophic - Ruby and Rails Performance and Diagnostics Tools
Rubysophic is a new entrant to the Rails tools and service market. They're building diagnostics solutions for Ruby applications in general, in contrast to other players in the market who are Rails focused. Rubysophic's first product is RubyRun, a free stand-alone performance and diagnostics tool for both Ruby and Rails developers.
Fynspire - Social Network App Development Experts
If you need a social networking application developed, get in touch with these guys now.
PeepCode - Ruby and Rails Screencasts and PDF E-Books
PeepCode has been the longest-term sponsor of Ruby Inside and we all love Mr Geoffrey Grosenbach and his growing team of authors and contributed for all they give to our community.
BrightBox - British Ruby on Rails Hosting
BrightBox is a British hosting company specializing in high-end Ruby on Rails application deployment. There's been a pent-up demand for European Rails hosting, and BrightBox offer a wide range of plans, from a basic VPS with 256MB of memory up to a 2GB-packed behemoth. The bandwidth allowances are pretty good by UK standards too, and all but the entry-level plan come with FiveRuns' RM-Manage technology.