An experiment! This week, let's have an open floor discussion about Rails versions in production, and what keeps us from upgrading sooner.
(January 23, 2017)
Code reviews are more than proper indentation and method length. They're about understanding your software, and developing a better team of developers. Here's my approach to the code review practice.
(January 16, 2017)
Serving your Rails application over HTTP? Starting this month, your users may start receiving security warnings when visiting your site. Protect their safety and privacy quickly and easily with Let's Encrypt.
(January 09, 2017)
Your project's git log can tell you stories, but you have to know how to look for them. Here's how I explore a code base's history, using built-in command line tools.
(January 02, 2017)
Rails provides excellent support for software security, but you need to know how and when to apply those supports for them to work. Here's an overview of tools you can use to keep your applications safe.
(December 12, 2016)
A big update to my testing book is coming in 2017. Here's a list of things to expect in the new edition.
(December 05, 2016)
In part two of a series on ditching controller specs, let's move a complicated
controller example into a more reasonable, future-proof feature spec.
(September 05, 2016)
Does your application's test suite rely heavily on controller specs? It's time to consider alternatives, as controller testing has changed in Rails 5.
Here's one way to replace a common use of these specs, even if you haven't
upgraded to Rails 5 yet.
(August 29, 2016)
I've been thinking about how to improve the quality of Rails code bases through better documentation practices. Here are some steps I'm taking in my own projects.
(April 18, 2016)
Looking for a well-balanced authentication solution? Check out Clearance as an alternative to Devise and has_secure_password.
(January 23, 2016)