From the Fixture level
Our hypothetical Rails app: the Foo Club
Let's imagine that Foo Club wants you to build an application to display events. These events are of two types—public and private:
- Public events are visible to anyone visiting our application.
Say someone prospecting, to determine if the Club is a right fit.
- Private events are only visible . . .
The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
All work and no play makes Marius a dull boy
This is one comes somewhat complementary to the other articles that are mostly focused on either technical subjects or around team/company culture or craftsmanship.
So much more complementary as life tends so much more than work, than passions, than what you live, than what lives you…
And there was . . .
Posted in: reading
SimpleCov: how to add it to your tool belt and (the 5) why(s)
Why am I reading this?
Popular software development culture advises us that 100% test coverage of our code is no reason for pride. It's not even a goal to be pursued on high priority. Either taught by our experience already, or we've overheard at least an elder (developer) say say it before: having test that provide complete code . . .
for it will shape you
Michael Hartl mentions in his Rails Tutorial that Rails comes equipped with three environments:
Then an aside shows how to run a console, a server and a rake task in an environment different from the implicit
development because, as he confesses
I find it confusing that the console, server, and migrate . . .
Posted in: rails
learning about ease at work from Kent Beck
Stumbled tonight on Kent Beck's keynote from RailsConf 2015 on the streetcar, on my way back from work, after a few weeks that have been less comfortable. A few weeks when the feeling that there is a massive "oportunity for improvement" was just starring me in the face, but I was too focused on that one thing I was doing to be . . .
the Rails 4.2+ way
Disclaimer: These "lab notes" were originally written for and published on Engine Yard's blog back in April.
While putting them together, Noah Slater's patient feedback changed the tone and the flow of this article significantly for the better.
Having said that, let's dig in!
Say you're building an app . . .
Bring your beginner mind
Heard of Clojure? Wanted to, or tried it out already? Eager to better understand its idiomatic ways?
The plan is to meet up every Saturday afternoon at the Shopify office and dive into Clojure with open, . . .