- Auto scaling of Resque workers on Heroku works great! Look for some factored code to come in the future to make setup even easier.
- Be aware of what you name your queues in Resque – there is an implicit alpha-ordering when workers come looking for work. This isn’t an issue if your workers and queues are 1:1, but if you venture off the path, then this might affect your ops.
- sunspot_matchers have been gemified. “The goal of these matchers are to make it easier to unit test search logic without having to construct the individual fixture scenarios inside of Solr and then actually perform a search against Solr.” Happy sunspot testing!
- Previously mentioned custom error pages on Heroku are not all that one might hope. In Firefox, your error page renders in an iframe that is only 100px tall instead of 100% of the page height.
And of course, Happy Holidays from Pivotal Labs!