Doug Williams and Joe Bondi from RunKeeper gave a technical talk at the WeWork Boston South Station location in December 2014, as part of the Stack Dive series. The talk explored the technical stack that supports the app and web...
This tip describes how to write a rake task in a gem, then use it in another Ruby gem or Rails app.
A nice usage of Ruby blocks in application code is to externalize some repeated code.
This is my recommend list of Ruby gems for Rails apps.
I spent some time learning the Go programming language by working through some tutorials and building a small app. The book An Introduction To Programming in Go has 14 chapters and covers data structures, HTTP, command line apps, concurrency, and...
We are using delayed_job for background jobs and didn’t see a built-in option to send email notifications when a job failed. Since we were already using exception_notification to email application exceptions, we thought it would be nice to integrate that....
A Ruby gem called safe provides a DSL for generating the commands to perform the backup. We used this fork which fixed some AWS issues.
I do software development on my Mac, mostly web application development with Ruby on Rails. Code is stored on either GitHub or BitBucket.
The book The Startup Owner’s Manual [^book] has a lot of practical tips to increase the chances of success at your startup. Here are some notes from Chapters 4 and 5 from the book.
For a new project I will be using PostgreSQL. I have more experience with MySQL at this point so I wanted to quickly learn about PostgreSQL and port over some of the skills I have.