Remove stale resque workers using bash

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I run a Rails application that uses Resque to manage background jobs.  It works beautifully.  Unfortunately, sometimes resque workers become stuck while working on a task.  This might happen for a number of reasons, but the end result is that you’re missing a worker and you might not realize it.   Fortunately, when resque starts […]

Rails 3.1 Engines, Rspec, and Cucumber

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I thought I’d make a quick post about my first encounter with Rails 3.1 and with engines in general.  Rails engines are essentially applications or a subset of functionality that can be run in or shared with other applications.  In Rails 3.1, creating an engine is as easy as: rails plugin new engine_name [options] where several options […]