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Articles tagged legacy

Deprecating code in a Rails application

Here's how to add good deprecation warnings to your Rails applications, and why it might be a good idea. (July 31, 2021)

Automatic code review with Pronto and GitHub Actions

Nobody likes to be the one to pick through your pull request for style guide and security violations. Here's how to ask robots to do the work for you, automatically! (May 29, 2021)

Using containers as a Rails development environment, part 4: Composing services

Before integrating additional services into a container-based development environment, we need to start thinking about the app as a collection of services. Here's how to begin that process. (March 14, 2021)

Using containers as a Rails development environment, part 3: SQLite databases

You can't get very far with a Rails application without a database. Let's explore our options for adding one in a container. (March 07, 2021)

Docker containers for Rails development environments, part 2: Setup

In our first experiment, let's see what it takes to get a Rails app to boot in a Visual Studio Code devcontainer. (February 21, 2021)

Docker containers for Rails development environments, part 1: Introduction

Let's experiment with building sensible devcontainers for Rails. Here's the plan. (February 14, 2021)

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)

Diary of a Rails rescue project

Notes from the field as bring a long-neglected Rails application up to speed. (March 21, 2013)

More advice on legacy data migration in Rails

What do you do if your legacy data defies convention or is just generally complex? Here are some notes from my recent experience using rake to accomplish difficult data migrations. (December 11, 2011)

Migrate data to Rails applications with Trucker

Get legacy data? Trucker makes moving it from old codebases into new Rails apps with relative ease. (September 16, 2011)

Test with confidence!

If you liked my series on practical advice for adding reliable tests to your Rails apps, check out the expanded ebook version. Lots of additional, exclusive content and a complete sample Rails application.


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