556: Facial Computing

7 February 2024

Chris tries out Spatial Computing using a $3,200 trick, and Mike has a Rails treat you won't want to miss.

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  • Rails 7.1 expands its support for ActiveRecord asynchronous queries β€” ActiveRecord async queries are a way to execute Active Record queries in parallel, which can improve the performance of your Rails application. This is especially useful for slow or complex queries or for applications that need to handle a lot of concurrent requests.
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