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The mysterious life of public, private, and protected in Ruby

August 29, 2022

It seems that there is nothing more that you can learn about access modifiers in Ruby. I thought so too. However, I found a few things that are still valuable to lea...

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Identifying the objects in the Ruby way

August 23, 2022

Some time ago, I spotted a place for improvement regarding object identification in one of the applications I was working on. To give you the background - the applic...

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Connect a Ruby on Rails App with React in a Monolith

Published outside August 3, 2022

This article will show you how to connect a Rails application with a front-end developed in React (without splitting the code into two separate applications).

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Build Rails applications faster with AWS services

Published outside July 28, 2022

Building web applications with Rails is fast. We can speed it up, even more, using AWS services that perfectly complement the features we plan to develop. What’s mor...

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5 things to consider when upgrading the Rails application

Published outside July 21, 2022

When planned properly, software upgrades are easier and less time-consuming than we expect them to be. In this article, I cover a few essential steps, you can’t forg...

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How ActiveRecord decides when to preload and when eager load records

Published outside June 30, 2022

Which two methods do Active Record use under the hood of the includes method?

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How Active Record overwrites standard Ruby methods for counting array elements

Published outside June 17, 2022

It may appear that counting records in a database with ActiveRecord is pretty simple. Well, it is true, but only if you understand the differences between the size, ...

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5 Tips to Design Ruby on Rails Transactions the Right Way

Published outside March 30, 2022

This article offers a set of good practices for working with transactions. The tips are pretty simple, but they will help make your transactions bulletproof, readabl...

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Import Maps Under the Hood in Rails 7

Published outside March 2, 2022

Import maps is the new feature in Rails 7 that allows us to say goodbye to Node.js and tools like Webpack. There's no need for bundling anymore

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Ruby 3.1 – what is new?

Published outside February 17, 2022

Ruby 3.1 is strongly focused on improving the performance of both the development process and the final product. Discover what’s changed in the latest Ruby release!

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