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Chris Heald

Chief Architect for Mashable. Rubyist, husband, father, and all around tall guy.

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faster_pathname: Making Sprockets faster

Late last year, I was working on replacing the Sprockets pipeline for our internal developers with a Guard-based solu...

No, Rails' CookieStore isn't broken

A post recently hit the Full Disclosure seclist titled "Move away from CookieStore if you care about your users ...

jquery-migrate and XSS

We were recently flagged by a security researcher for an active XSS hole in our site. After bisecting the origin of t...

Instrumenting Rails applications with ruby-prof

I recently read a blog post talking about a performance tuning tool called tracer_bullet.There's already a great ...

Seppuqu: Self-terminating Sidekiqs

We've been having an issue with Sidekiq occassionally not shutting down properly during a deployment. This ends u...