Setting Up Amazon CloudFront With Rails


Recently I introduced CloudFront to my side-project Candl (a book tracking app). In this article I’d like to share why would you need it and how to implement it in a Rails project (spoiler: very easy!) What Is Amazon CloudFront? Amazon CloudFront is a CDN (content delivery network) which means it can deliver your content (images, JS scripts and CSS stylesheets, also anything else really) in...

How to track retention and other metrics with Rails


As someone who can’t stop coming up with new side-projects written in Rails, I know how crucial it is to give attention to your data. It’s very important to understand some key metrics, like how many users being registered in a particular week, how many users continue using the product (retention), what are the features┬ábeing used, etc. Here’s an example of the real admin...

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