During development, everyone has a preference of coding style. For the most part these preferences have no effect on the functionality of the application. It is possible that they can become a large time sink, especially in larger teams and projects. In this article we will determine how minor style differences cause negative effects, and how we can mitigate them.
RailsRequestStats provides a simple drop-in solution to expose more statistics on requests. New information is presented in your development logs, supplying you with the required information to iteratively optimize requests by noticing subtle changes in the number of queries and average runtimes.
A little history on my website, and the underlying framework I have used -- Middleman. I walkthrough the process on how I deploy the website to GitHub pages using a deployment script.
ActiveJob in Rails provides nice benifits. The background queueing gem Sidekiq allows for tailored options that you cannot use with ActiveJob. This post looks at a project's transition from ActiveJob to Sidekiq, and how to fill the missing functionality of ActiveJob Callbacks. By the end, we come up with a way to contain the callback logic to their own modules without modifying the concrete jobs.
When you are knee deep in Ruby and dealing with objects that you never created it's sometimes a little daunting to trace everything back and figure it all out. Luckly there are a couple techniques in Ruby that can aid you. In particular,
pry is an extreamly powerful tool that you should have in your toolbox.