This is an unofficial Ruby gem meant to wrap the Hacker News API for integration with Ruby applications. Development of this Ruby gem is still in progress and it is accepting community support. Hacker News is the official news ticker for Y Combinator. It's data may be publicly retrieved using it's API in near real time.
Throwing hardware at performance issues is a time honored tradition among developers. In most recent times, the type of hardware being thrown at those problems is Flash memory that comes in a wide variety of formats. The challenge, of course, is that most existing applications were written for magnetic storage. To take advantage of Flash storage developers frequently have to rework their applications.
Pusher has partnered with a number of key API providers to release a free subscription package for developers. The Pusher Developer Package offers 13 free services which includes data storage, authentication, data measurement, hosting, email, real-time communications, and search.