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Database Performance: Redundant Indexes

Databases use sophisticated planning algorithms to determine best query execution strategy. An important aspect is deciding which indexes, if any, to use. This article explores why some indexes could be replaced by other existing indexes and how to identify them.

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How to Reduce Memory Usage by Tuning Gemfile

Rails is known for many things but memory effectiveness is not one of them. By default, it loads all gems, used and unused, which contributes to the overall memory footprint. Fortunately, we can easily eliminate this waste without touching the app.

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