Monit is a powerful tool for monitoring processes on Unix systems and sometimes it can be very useful to receive notifications about a specific process from your server to your everyday tool, Slack. This article will show you exactly how to do that.Read more »
This article is part of our Upgrade Rails series. To see more of them, click here.
A previous post covered some general tips to take into account for this migration. This article will try to go a bit more in depth. We will first go from 3.2 to 4.0, then to 4.1 and finally to 4.2. Depending on the complexity of your app, a Rails upgrade can take anywhere from one week for a single developer, to a few months for two developers.Read more »
This is the second article of our Upgrade Rails series. We will be covering the most important aspects that you need to know to update your Ruby on Rails application from version 3.0 to 3.1. If you are in an older version, you can take a look at our previous article.Read more »
Today we are happy to announce the launch of our first productized service: fastruby.io - Speedy Ruby on Rails Upgrades by Ombu Labs.
We are quite familiar with this sort of projects and decided to package it under its own domain. We have been doing Ruby on Rails upgrades since 2009, for our own products and client projects, and we are looking forward to shipping more of them.Read more »
When you create IAM credentials and policies for your app, you should make sure that they have access to the resources that they need and not more than that!.
This way, if anyone gets access to those credentials, the impact of this leak is reduced to the resources associated with them (and not all the buckets in your S3 account)Read more »
One of the hardest failing tests to debug are those which fail randomly, also known as "flaky" tests. You write your test cases, you run the tests in your environment (in random order), and see them all pass. Afterwards, you push your code, your CI server runs them and one test fails.
This is not an uncommon scenario, and one too common when using integration
tests which use JS, with
But if your failing test doesn't communicate with an external API, doesn't use
JS, and passes locally, it can be a bit nerve-wracking.
After you have identified the failing test, and it still passes after running it locally, one way to figure out why it's failing is running its context multiple times.
To automate this process a bit, I like to use the following command:Read more »
We all know the importance of having a CI tool integrated in your project. It allows you to run your entire test suite every time you want to merge a set of changes. If you have a core project and many projects that depend on it, you want to run the tests for the core project and the dependent projects at the same time. This article explains how you can do it with Circle CI.Read more »
I have been using the capybara-webkit gem for a while now since I first tried it out after making the switch from Capybara + Selenium.
Using capybara-webkit speeds up my Selenium tests due to its headless nature, and it's very straightforward. However, I had some trouble testing a Rails based React app.
In this post, I will explain how I worked around the issues that came up when trying to use capybara-webkit with React.Read more »
Be it for performance or for readability, sometimes it's nice to be able to try out something new quickly without going through a pull request + deployment process. This is possible by modifying the $LOAD_PATH Ruby global variable and requiring the gem manually.Read more »
When working on a Rails project, you may have seen
present? calls on
ActiveRecord relationships. This might feel natural, mostly because
exists on all objects via ActiveSupport, so you expect the relationship to respond to it,
but it's actually not a very good idea. If all we want to do is check if the
scope returns any results from the database, there are better ways than using
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This Rails app uses a PostgreSQL database. After some Googling, it turns out that this is a warning from PostgreSQL. When the database doesn't recognize the type to use for a column, it casts to string by default.Read more »