5 great newsletters for the productive Rails developer

Here are my favorite subscriptions for keeping up with Rails, Ruby, and my world of software development. (May 25, 2020)

Happy 10th birthday to Everyday Rails!

Looking back on a decade of writing about Ruby on Rails. (May 18, 2020)

Getting started with a legacy Rails application

There's a good chance that your next Rails job will involve working with an existing application. Here's how I've recently gone about learning several new-to-me codebases. (May 11, 2020)

Everyday Rails Testing with RSpec book price changes

Want a legit copy of my Rails testing book for free, or heavily discounted? (April 15, 2020)

How to TDD when TDD is hard

Sometimes, TDD gets in the way, does more to confuse than guide, or generally just slows development to a monotonous crawl. Here's a set of five go-to strategies I use to get out of test-fueled frustration, and back to productivity. (July 09, 2019)

Replace chromedriver-helper with webdrivers (a public service announcement)

My recommended setup for testing JavaScript in Rails has changed. Read on to learn about the switch to webdrivers. (April 09, 2019)

7 reasons why learning SQL is still important for Rails developers

Active Record abstracts away much of the need to use SQL on a daily basis. But understanding what's going on behind the scenes is still important. Here's how understanding SQL can make you a better Rails developer. (February 18, 2019)

Everyday Rails Testing with RSpec book updates for August 2018

A new version of my book, featuring a migration to system specs and a couple of major errata fixes, is ready for download from Leanpub! (August 22, 2018)

My recent appearances on Ruby podcasts

In case you missed it, I've guested on a couple of podcasts in 2018. (July 18, 2018)

Simple shortcuts to get more out of Bundler

Ruby's dependency manager, Bundler, includes lots of features to help make life as a developer a little easier. Here are a few of my favorites, and the shortcuts I've written to make them even simpler to use. (June 11, 2018)