Improving Site this Week

While I have been busy producing new episodes, the RailsCasts site has been put on the back burner. I've decided to dedicate this week to improving the site. Episodes will return on Monday, February 25. If you have a subscription you can extend it by one week below.

Earlier this week I made the transition from Linode to Digital Ocean. Linode has been great in the past, especially their support, however I want to be on the host I am recommending to others. Digital Ocean is offering an amazing service at a great price (disclaimer: they are sponsoring the hosting).

Server setup and deployment was handled using Capistrano Recipes. During the transition I switched the app from Apache/Passenger to Nginx/Unicorn, migrated from MySQL to PostgreSQL, and am now using PostgreSQL full text search.

Other improvements include the ability to star episodes and filter by them. There is a new Notifications page which allows you to receive an email when new episodes are released. More additions will be coming throughout the week. If you have any suggestions for the site please let me know on Twitter.

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