I am a Rubyist and Node.js developer at Kiprosh.com. I enjoy building innovative applications and currently in love with TDD practice. I am practicing Agile and love to pair program.
What is Redis? Redis is an open source (BSD licensed), in-memory data structure store, used as a database, cache and message broker. Why should we use Redis? By default, Rails uses the database to cache internal application data which can be expensive to generate (menu trees, views, filter results, etc), and to keep cached page contents. Since the database also handles many queries for normal page requests, it can create a bottleneck and increase load-times. Redis provides an alternative caching backend for Rails, taking that work off the database, which is vital for scaling to a larger number of logged-in
A] Cloudinary: Cloudinary is a cloud service that offers a solution to a web application's entire image management pipeline. It is used to easily upload images to the cloud. It automatically performs smart image resizing, cropping and conversion without installing any complex software. Also, integration of Facebook or Twitter profile image extraction in a snap,that too in any dimension and style to match your website’s graphics requirements. Add following line to your Gemfile: gem 'cloudinary' Add following line to config/cloudinary.yml development: api_key: //enter api key api_secret: //enter api secret cloud_name: //enter cloud name