This is an introductory post to Phoenix, Elixir’s web framework. It is not intended to be a complete guide, but rather a quick primer if you’re interested in Phoenix and have a background in Rails and Ruby. I’ll explore the differences and similarities using a classic blog setup example, although
Category: Ruby on Rails
Introduction Software is constantly evolving, both in specification and implementation. Keeping an extensible and maintainable codebase is, therefore, crucial to deal with these changes quickly and easily. Ruby on Rails comes with a lot of good techniques and patterns out of the box that facilitates this. Nevertheless, some of these
If we want to write better and higher quality software, it is important we keep track of exceptions, crashes and errors happening in our environment, so we can deal with them. We, at Rootstrap, have created this OS exception tracking tool in order to ease the task of monitoring errors.
Yet Another Active Form | Using form objects in Rails Apps Introducing Yet Another Active Form yaaf, a gem to ease the usage of the form object pattern in rails apps. Form Object Pain Points The form object pattern is widely used across Rails apps, and yet we tend to write
Introduction Software is constantly evolving, both in specification and implementation. Keeping an extensible and maintainable codebase is therefore crucial in order to deal with these changes quickly and easily. Ruby on Rails comes with a lot of good techniques and patterns out of the box that facilitate this. Nevertheless, some
Why you should stop blaming a programming language for your low quality work.
I’ve heard too many times that Ruby on Rails (also called RoR) doesn’t scale. Guess what? Java doesn’t scale, .NET doesn’t scale, PHP doesn’t scale, and Node.js doesn’t scale. No programming language scales if you build terrible software with it.
In this article, I focus on Ruby, but the information is valid for almost any programming language. If you typically benchmark Ruby against other languages like Python or C++, it’s probably slower in most contexts.
The real question is not how long it takes or how many resources it consumes to run some algorithms like regex redux, binary tree searches, or reading DNA sequences.
On an ActiveAdmin page, filters can help make information more usable. But sometimes, we need to add filters that are more complex than normal, going beyond a simple ‘where’ clause applied to only one column of the table. To achieve this, we’ll start by defining the filter like this: In