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Short Ruby News - Edition #48
Discover the world of Ruby in this comprehensive newsletter covering week 25 of 2023. Find code samples, community updates, gems, resources, and thought-provoking discussions.
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👐 Evil Martians announced a new guest for their Bootstrapping & Fundraising — DPL Ep. 4, Thu, Jun 29, 2023, 10:00 AM | Meetup
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🧰 Gems, Libraries, Tools and Updates
🧰 Andy Maleh announced a new update of Glimmer
🧰 Kuba Suder announced a new tool for extracting Twitter data bad_pigeon: A tool for extracting tweet data from GraphQL fetch requests made by the Twitter website
They also published a llm_client: Ruby client to connect to LLM Server.
In this release we've rewritten the Reloader and formalized the directory structure for larger camping apps. The Reloader is now, just the loader, and it eager loads your camping apps in sequential, descending order. With the new Loader behaviour, you can reopen your Controller, Views, Helpers, and Model classes in a predictable manner. Ruby Gems are automatically loaded, so any Gem that adds an app can also have their constants reopened and redefined or modified.
We're very excited about this new release! I hope ya'll enjoy.
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🗞 Greg Molnar published a new edition of Rails Tricks → Offline Ruby and Rails documentation “The vacation season is starting and it can be helpful to have access without the internet to the documentation of Ruby, Rails, and the gems you use. If you are going on a trip and taking your laptop, you can prepare them in advance by following this little guide”
🗞 Allison Pike published a new edition of Once a Maintainer: Michael Grosser → “Engineering Group Tech Lead at Zendesk and creator of multiple ruby gems, including single_cov, parallel, kennel, and ruco. We talked with Michael about moving from animation to programming, reading code you thought was dead, and building opinionated software”
🗞️ Ruby Libhunt published a new edition of Issue 370 - ORMs are criticized for the wrong reasons
🗞️ Greg Molnar published a new edition of This Week in Rails: Rails World website and ticket sales, CPK improvements and more!
🎧 Drew Bragg published a new episode of Code and the Coding Coders who Code It. with Episode 23 - Daniel Huss “Daniel is a Test Double agent and recently gave his first conference talk (Spoiler, it was great)! We talk about the differences between contract and product work, Dragon Ruby, and tending to your code like it's a garden. Daniel crush it on his first, of what I hope will be many, podcast appearances”
🎧 The Bike Shed published a new episode 389: Review Season “Review season is upon us. Stephanie and Joël think about growth and goals and talk about reviews: how to do them, how to write them for yourself, and how to write them for others”
🎧The Ruby On Rails Podcast published a new episode about The Return of Rocky Mountain Ruby with Spike Ilacqua “Rocky Mountain Ruby is baaaaaack! Conference organizer, Spike Ilacqua, joined Brittany to discuss why he was bringing the conference back to life in Boulder, CO on October 5th and 6th, 2023. They talk about the advice he has gotten, the open CFP and funding the conference. The wrap up talking about how Spike finds AI kinda cool and kinda scary.”
🎧 Remote Ruby published a new episode about Jason Goes to Infinity (and Beyond) “On this episode of Remote Ruby, Jason, Chris, and Andrew reunite after a hiatus, starting their conversation with a playful idea of starting a band and Andrew possibly recording a new podcast intro”
🎧 The Rails Changelog published a new episode about 008: TLS/SSL on by default, New PostgreSQL migration commands
📽️ 🎥 Videos
📽️ Yaroslav Shmarov and Adrian Marin published a new episode of Friendly Show about E3 The Ruby On Rails Interview Bible - Author Nezir Zahirović talks about his book
📽️ Creston Jamison published a new video about The Future of Dragon Ruby with Amir Rajan | Rubber Duck Dev Show 89
📽️ Jason Swett published a new episode about Adding tests to an existing application (Code with Jason Meetup session)
🎥 Dean De Hart published a series of videos:
🎥 Pete Hawkins published new videos:
🎥 Drifting Ruby published new videos:"
Julie Kent published an article about Intro to Propshaft: A new asset pipeline for Rails “Explore the future of asset pipelines in Rails with Propshaft! Discover how this cutting-edge technology enhances the management and delivery of assets while simplifying your development workflow”
Gift Egwuenu published an article about May 2023 RubyGems Updates “As part of our efforts at Ruby Central, we publish a recap of the work that we’ve done the previous month. Read on to find out what updates were made to RubyGems and RubyGems.org in May”
Gavin Morrice published a new article about Avoid using SecureRandom when testing your Ruby code “using SecureRandom when writing tests for your Ruby code can make your tests harder to debug and more prone to flakiness.”
Deepak Mahakale published an article about Rails 7 extends enum support for Postgres adapter “Now, Rails 7 has extended the ability to rename an enum, add enum value and rename enum value for the Postgres database adapter”
[Beginner] Gabrielle J. published a new article about Ruby: An Intro for the Curious-Minded “If you're new to programming, Ruby is a great language to start learning. Ruby is a general-purpose, object-oriented programming language known for its readability and flexibility”
Richard Huang wrote an article about Use call_helper to set rails config.load_defaults → “Synvert provides the ability to write code snippets that can automatically rewrite your source code. This video demonstrates how to use call_helper to set rails config.load_defaults”
Akshay Khot wrote a new article about How to Split a List into N Equal Parts in Ruby (and Rails) → “This article shows you can split (or chunk) a list of items into n-equally sized parts using the `each_slice` method in Ruby and `in_groups_of` method in Rails”
Matt Brictson published an article about Tips for writing Rails tasks with Thor instead of Rake
Mailsnag published an article about Rails 7 + Vuetify 3 (MPA Style) “In this article, we will demonstrate how to set up a Rails 7 project with Vuetify 3 (and Vue 3 ) using the MPA approach. We will also use Turbo Drive to get the performance benefits of SPA without the added complexity.”
Benito Serna published a new article about Truncate in the middle with truncate rails helper → “Imagine that you want to truncate a filename, but you want to keep showing the extension of the file. Like “A big file name that…awesome.pdf”. How would you do it?”
Connor James and Tom de Bruijn published an article about Exceptional Error Reporting for Rails Exceptions “If you want insights into your application's exceptions but don't have time to invest in adding verbose logic to your code, we've got some exceptional news: The AppSignal for Ruby gem 3.4.1 now supports the Rails error reporter!”
Sam Ruby published an article about Around the World With SQLite3 and Rsync “Fly.io runs apps close to users around the world. This same infrastructure can be used to route requests to where the data resides”
Harrison Broadbent published an article about Custom Credentials in Your Rails App — Replacing .env with Rails credentials “In this article, we're going to dive into the basics of Rails credentials, explore the benefits and drawbacks of this approach, and demonstrate how easy it is to integrate this powerful tool into your Rails app development process”
Anton published a new article about The Service Object pattern in Ruby applications with unified approach → “The purpose of this post is to demonstrate how to prepare the base for further development of uniform services in Ruby projects”
Ahmad Raza published a new article about Google Login in Rails 7 with devise “In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through the steps to integrate Google login into your Rails 7 app, allowing users to authenticate using their Google accounts”
Kevin Luo published a new article about Unleash Devise-Enabling All Modules “In this article, I will enable all 10 modules on the User model one by one. I suggest reading this article sequentially and also following the codes in each chapter”
Maciej Mensfeld published an article about Inside Kafka: Enhancing Data Reliability Through Transactional Offsets with Karafka “The crux of this article is about managing offsets - unique identifiers for messages within Kafka's partitions. Often, there's a need to manage offsets alongside database operations within a transaction, especially when handling potential process crashes and anomalies, minimizing the risk of double processing”
Steve Polito published an article about Inspecting Ruby's inspect method “If you’ve ever worked with a class in Ruby’s Core Library or Rails, you might not realize that special care was taken to print useful information when used in the context of an IRB session”
Vishal Yadav published an article about Using enable-load-relative flag in building Ruby binaries “I'm working on building neetoCI, which is a CI/CD solution. While building pre-compiled Ruby binaries we ran into some challenges. This blog post explores the problems we faced and how we solved them”
Tobias L. Maier published an article about Comparing Pundit RSpec test Approaches “I found two approaches to test Pundit policies with RSpec. Both approaches are described in the Pundit README and I want to compare them in this post”
Paweł Dąbrowski published an article about Breaking down the Rails request cycle: “This article is a journey from a moment when the visitor submits the website address to a moment when a view in your Rails application is rendered. Jump on board!”
Lucas Barret published a new article about Logged VS Unlogged table Performance in Postgres “To ensure this durability and consistency, relational databases use several techniques. One of these is to use a WAL file (Write-Ahead Log file). Let's see what this means and how it affects the performance of our read and writes operations. And determines what can suit more for an ETL process.”
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