Here's how to add good deprecation warnings to your Rails applications, and why it might be a good idea.
(July 31, 2021)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Let's experiment with building sensible devcontainers for Rails. Here's the plan.
(February 14, 2021)
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)
Notes from the field as bring a long-neglected Rails application up to speed.
(March 21, 2013)
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)
Get legacy data? Trucker makes moving it from old codebases into new Rails apps with relative ease.
(September 16, 2011)