ActiveRecord on Steroids: Optimize queries using Ar-Extensions 0.9.1

April 21, 2009

The ar-extensions plugin extends ActiveRecord to help developers scale, optimize, and customize Rails interaction with the database. New ar-extensions is the ability to fine tune queries by specifying MySQL database options from ActiveRecord find and save methods.

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When to :select and :include your rubies and rails

April 6, 2009

Although plugins exist to force :select and :include to play nice with ActiveRecord::Base.find, using this approach does not always yield the best performance. The post discusses when to use eager loading and when to use other approaches and the plugins that will help you.

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Eager loading Select Plugin: when :select plays nice with :include

March 26, 2009

eload-select plugin. Allowing :select to play nice with :include for Ruby on Rails ActiveRecord finders.

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MULTIMONGREL! Awesome Action Caching with Rails

January 23, 2009

Action Cache Plugin is super. Tweak it a little for use with multi mongrel environment!

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