I admit, Ruby’s Interpreter isn’t the fastest one around, and whilst there are alternative interpreters that are promising blazing speeds, there are thankfully some things you can do to speed up what we already have. igvita.com has a list of 6 Optimisation Tips for the Ruby MRI. There are a couple of surprising ones in there.
Whilst on the topic of speed, using static pages for any pages that need to be, well, static is always a good idea. Railscast has a new screen cast entitles Semi-Static Pages.
If are a Capistrano n00b, or you have been meaning to have a look at it, why don’t you join the Online Capistrano Tutorial Session, held via Campfire next week. It will be on July 15 at 7pm MDT (what ever timezone that is) and will be given by Rails core-contributer Jamis Buck. I’m personally intrigued as to how this will work, so I might even log in to check it out.
Until next time!