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Rails 5 ActionCable — The good and bad parts
Rails 5 has recently introduced WebSocket support via ActionCable. It’s a great move towards realtime for the Rails community, however I think developers need to understand its strengths and weaknesses before rolling it out into production environments

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Ruby

Ruby comes with a bunch of hook methods that allow you to manipulate classes, modules and objects on the fly. Here is a list of the most important hook methods.

Even after investing heavily in building a scalable CI system to support our infrastructure, we noticed flaky tests cropping up in our builds more and more often as our application grew

Rails

Being opinionated is such a core part of the framework’s philosophy it appears as #3 in the Rails doctrine , where #2 is ‘convention over configuration’ — also a feature of an opinionated framework

Learn how to use Ansible to orchestrate a server, deploy a Rails application to it with Capistrano, and set up continuous integration with Semaphore.

Beyond Ruby

In this post, I’ll share how I went from zero(ish) to a six-figure software engineering job offer in nine months while working full time and being self-taught

How a Single Person Could Wreck Havoc Across the Internet.

Blast from the past

Andrew Binstock recently wrote a blog entitled The Corruption of Agile, which built upon another blog by Allen Holub entitled The Agile Holocracy. Allow me to summarize

Gem of the week
Don't write Post.where('comments > ?', 5), write Post.where.gt(comments: 5) instead!

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