amcewen + ruby   28

The Little Mocker | 8th Light
Handy introduction to the different types of "mock" object that you might create.
testing  ruby  webdev 
july 2018 by amcewen
Event Sourcing made Simple – Kickstarter Engineering
Interesting approach to make events the basis of state on a web app.
ruby  rails  webdev  events 
may 2018 by amcewen
CrystalScad
Ruby gem for working with OpenSCAD
cad  OpenSCAD  ruby 
april 2018 by amcewen
vcr - Record your test suite's HTTP interactions and replay them during future test runs for fast, deterministic, accurate tests.
Looks a decent way to mock (well, record and then replay) any HTTP interactions your web app has with the outside world
ruby  rails  testing  library 
december 2017 by amcewen
Implementing Stripe-like Idempotency Keys in Postgres — Brandur Leach
Detailed walk-through of building APIs that cope with retries during failure
webdev  rails  ruby  api  howto 
october 2017 by amcewen
Administrate
Admin plugin for rails
rails  webdev  ruby 
november 2015 by amcewen
mattmacleod/Braincube · GitHub
Might come in handy sometime when I need CMS-like features on a website
ruby  rails  cms  webdev 
may 2014 by amcewen
FetLife/rollout
A handy-looking library to make it easier to roll out new features on your site to different sets of users
ruby  rails  webdev 
may 2014 by amcewen
GeoRails | Daniel Azuma
Lots of detail on doing geo stuff with Ruby and/or Rails
webdev  ruby  rails  geo  location  mapping 
december 2013 by amcewen
Installing Rails LTS - Rails LTS documentation
Good to see people providing long-term support solutions for Rails. Not all of us want to stay on the treadmill of reworking old web apps just to keep up with the latest RoR wisdom
webdev  ruby  rails 
december 2013 by amcewen
Rails 3: Fully Loaded | Intridea Blog
With so many options to choose from, and given that I don't do Rails work day-in-day-out, these sorts of posts which collect together the popular or recommended gems are really useful.
ruby  rails  webdev 
may 2011 by amcewen
Wukong | Infochimps Blog
I keep wondering what Hadoop is and how it would be useful, so maybe this way of fusing it with Ruby would help me get to grips with it
ruby  hadoop 
march 2011 by amcewen
Andrzej on Software: 15 TDD steps to create a Rails application
Whenever I start a new Ruby on Rails project I make another attempt to try test-driven-development. Each time, so far, I've given up before I've seen any benefits. I'm collecting links to help me get started next time.
webdev  development  ruby  tdd  testing 
march 2011 by amcewen
The Pragmatic Bookshelf | The RSpec Book
Whenever I start a new Ruby on Rails project I make another attempt to try test-driven-development. Each time, so far, I've given up before I've seen any benefits. I'm collecting links to help me get started next time.
webdev  development  ruby  tdd  testing 
march 2011 by amcewen
Ruby on Rails Guides: A Guide to Testing Rails Applications
Whenever I start a new Ruby on Rails project I make another attempt to try test-driven-development. Each time, so far, I've given up before I've seen any benefits. I'm collecting links to help me get started next time.
webdev  development  ruby  tdd  testing 
march 2011 by amcewen
Why learning TDD is hard, and what to do about it | dave^2 = -1
Whenever I start a new Ruby on Rails project I make another attempt to try test-driven-development. Each time, so far, I've given up before I've seen any benefits. I'm collecting links to help me get started next time.

This article confirms a problem I've hit with making the jump from trivial example to actual project, but hasn't made it completely obvious how I'd get past that. Maybe some of the links from the bottom will help.
webdev  development  ruby  tdd  testing 
march 2011 by amcewen
tmm1/perftools.rb - GitHub
Tool to profile the performance of ruby apps
ruby  performance  profiling 
december 2010 by amcewen
Tender Lovemaking » Blog Archive » Ruby and RFID tags
A ruby library for interacting with the Tikitag/Touchatag USB RFID reader
ruby  rfid 
november 2009 by amcewen
10 Useful Tips For Ruby On Rails Developers | How-To | Smashing Magazine
Some more useful links for anyone building Ruby on Rails web apps
webdev  ruby  rails 
march 2009 by amcewen
FiveRuns™ – Management Suite for Rails – RM-Install
An all-in-one Ruby on Rails stack so you don't have to worry quite so much about which software requirements you've got installed (web server, etc.)
ruby  rails  webdev  deployment 
september 2007 by amcewen
deprec - Trac
A tool to ease deployment of Ruby on Rails apps.
ruby  rails  webdev  deployment 
september 2007 by amcewen
Rails Envy: Ruby on Rails Rake Tutorial (aka. How rake turned me into an alcoholic)
Useful instructions on how to use rake with cron to automate regular RoR tasks.
rake  ruby  rails  tutorial  webdev 
august 2007 by amcewen
Vitamin Features » 5 Ways to Optimize AJAX in Ruby on Rails
Useful tips on finding and solving performance issues in your Ruby on Rails web app
performance  webdev  ruby  rails 
july 2007 by amcewen
Matching on data intersection across a many-to-many join with Ruby on Rails
Details of the relevant SQL query to use when finding tagged items using Ruby on Rails and the three-table approach for implementing tags. And if you don't understand what any of that means, you probably don't need to follow the link :-)
database  howto  tags  ruby  rails  sql 
january 2006 by amcewen

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