Autoscaling Rails with Adam McCrea

Welcome to Remote Ruby and thanks for joining us! We are Chris-less today, but thankfully we have a guest joining us. On this episode, we are chatting with Adam McCrea, who is a Ruby Developer, and the Founder and Developer of a Heroku add-on called Rails Autoscale. You are in the right place if you want to learn more about Rails Autoscale because Adam shares everything it does, the problem it solves, and when you should start using it. Also, he tells us about a new autoscaler he’s working on that’s going to be language-agnostic on Heroku, more about the Rails app YNAB, and what he’s most excited about that’s happening in the Ruby community. Go ahead and download this episode now to find out much more!

[00:01:10] Adam tells us a little bit about himself and how he got into this field. 

[00:03:48] We learn more about Adam’s career path from edge case to Rails Autoscale. 

[00:05:09] Adam gives us a rundown of what Rails Autoscale is and the problem it solves.

[00:06:41] Andrew wonders if Rails Autoscale will help if you don’t have enough memory, and Adam tells us the solution for this.

[00:09:39] Adam fills us in on the support load he gets and the kind of support he gives.

[00:10:39] Find out how Rails Autoscale is different compared to other autoscalers Adam tried.
[00:16:05] If you’re wondering when Rails Autoscale is right for you, Adam tells us. Also, he announces that he’s working on a new autoscaler that’s going to be language- agnostic on Heroku.

[00:17:41] Andrew wonders what prompted Adam to do this for other languages, and he tells us how the development has been so far.
[00:20:28] We learn how the experience has been for Adam building an app within the Heroku marketplace. 

[00:22:37] Andrew asks Adam if he ever thought of making a bunch of fake accounts. ☺

[00:23:50] Is YNAB a Rails app? Adam explains more about it and the team there. 

[00:26:26] Adam’s been in the Ruby community for a long time, so we find out what he’s currently excited about, and where you can find him online.

Jason Charnes
Andrew Mason

Adam McCrea



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