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Firefox Memory Problems Fixed? September 20, 2007

Posted by fvter in Programming, Technology.
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News on the MozillaBlog would seem to suggest that Firefox may finally fix some of its memory issues:

Many Mozilla community members, including both volunteers and Mozilla Corporation employees, have been helping to reduce Firefox’s memory usage and fix memory leak bugs lately. Hopefully, the result of this effort will be that Firefox 3 uses less memory than Firefox 2 did, especially after it has been used for several hours.

This would be good news. I have been fighting with Firefox memory issues since I adopted it as a browser. For example, right now What’s Running tells me it is using up to 46560K when it starts and hits close to 265000K when it is no longer useable and drives me nuts!

I just hope they do succeed in finally fixing this bug (cause it is a bug)!


Revisiting Ruby on Rails May 3, 2007

Posted by fvter in Programming, Technology.
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While perusing digg.com today, I came across this interesting web page on Ruby on Rails tutorials. I had been following the developments of Ruby for awhile now but this page actually provided something useful: a set of tutorial links.

I was certainly intrigued by the flavor and depth of the list of help and tutorial sites. One link was especially useful and it includes an interactive tutorial: TryRuby!. Very nice

Digging deeper, I found a really interesting video (it almost impressed me and that’s no mean feat!): Creating a Weblog in 15 mins.

Conclusion: Going to invest some more time in a deeper understanding of Ruby on Rails.