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  |  By Scout APM
Django is one of the leading Python frameworks used to create full-stack web applications. In this comprehensive guide, you will explore the intricacies of testing and debugging within the Django framework, focusing on advanced methodologies and essential tools. Beginning with the fundamentals of Django unit and integration testing, you will delve into advanced techniques such as mocking, testing middleware, and profiling for optimal performance.
  |  By Scout APM
Django is a “batteries-included” framework. It has a wide array of built-in features that handle common web development tasks: URL routing, template engine, object-relational mapping (ORM), and database schema migrations. This makes it highly efficient for rapid development, allowing developers to focus on building their applications' unique aspects without reinventing basic functionalities.
  |  By Sarah Morgan
This is the third in a series. Read Part 1 and Part 2. “2001: A Space Odyssey” doesn’t spend time on the training contexts of its antagonist, HAL 9000. The only clues we get are upon its “death,” where it regresses back to its earliest lessons, like singing “Daisy Bell” as it winds down for the last time, suggesting it started with the very basics and grew more complex only with time and practice.
  |  By Sarah Morgan
Aside from its depiction of a charming-but-homicidal AI, 2001: A Space Odyssey is perhaps best remembered for its monoliths. Seemingly out of nowhere, these perfectly smooth and space-black slabs compel prehistoric apes—and later, an advanced team of astronauts—forward to touch and understand them. To see into whatever secrets they might contain. The film stays purposely ambiguous about the meaning of these monoliths.
  |  By Scout APM
Most websites are built with high-level languages like Ruby. Developers can always optimize their code for improved performance. Yet, even with top-notch optimization practices, what if your website still lags? How could WASM help improve the performance (time and speed) of your Ruby apps? Web Assembly is a technology that allows developers to compile code written in languages other than Javascript and run it on the web browser.
  |  By Special contributor
Performance metrics in computer science are typically based on time and space complexity. Time complexity deals with the application's execution time, while space complexity pertains to the memory it consumes during execution. For Django, performance relates to the speed at which a server processes user requests and returns results. The quicker the response, the better the user experience.
  |  By Scout APM
The Python web framework Django is an excellent choice for building performant web apps. Disqus, Pinterest, and Instagram are all built on a Django foundation. Django offers simplicity, flexibility, reliability, scalability, and all the tools you need to build a web app from admin to authentication to ORM. But this “batteries included” approach has disadvantages. It can hide a lot of the true complexity of an app from developers. Django ORM is a great example.
  |  By Kumar Harsh
Ruby, the all-time popular programming language from Japan, has continued to evolve with each iteration, empowering developers worldwide to build powerful and elegant applications. As the community eagerly awaits the release of Ruby 3.3, there is a lot of excitement around the potential enhancements and features that this version promises to bring.
  |  By Scout APM
Even the most prominent and reliable frameworks are notorious for burning out resources if not configured perfectly. In this post, we are about to take a look at how Ruby, one of the most prominent programming languages and an awesome web application alternative when combined with Rails, manages memory, and how you can make it perform even better. Ruby is a scripting language built for use in web applications and similar stuff.
  |  By Scout APM
Lambdas are a powerful feature of the Ruby language. They allow you to wrap logic and data into a portable package. In this post, we’ll cover how and when to use lambdas. You'll also learn about the difference between lambdas and Procs, and the performance profile of lambda functions. The code examples have been tested with 2.6 and 2.7 and should work with most modern Rubys. Use the links below to skip ahead in the tutorial.
  |  By Scout
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