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Created new package (Eventsims)

Feel free to download my new package called Eventsims . It is a Ruby package for simulating discrete events and workplace scenario. A similar package that I made for Python users is called Eventsim and has an extra feature than the Ruby one. It can be found on the Pypi website

How to make $100K from OSS

Technical firms and individual developers release open-source as a low cost marketing strategy, then use other montization methods to profit from their hard work. [more inside]

Delayed Job Gem for CSV

It is essential to have a fast server as the delay in processing can literally kill a business’ revenue stream and frustrate the users. The speed of a website is the actual time it takes for a web page to load on the screen after being requested by the browser. Now consider a scenario where you need to use huge database and send emails to a list longer than the Wall of China. Exaggeration or not, sending emails to a long list of people will take time, increasing the processing time which will slow the server and annoy the users. To read full visit : Railscarma Blog

Exception handling and testing it with Minitest

Exception handling is not something we always think of in advance. Instead of being proactive, we are almost always reactive. We wait for the disaster to happen and than we adapt our code for it. In my last blog post I cover some exception handling techniques and how to test them using Minitest. Check it out here.

Object Oriented Design Basics : Flexible Design

Software does not exist in a vacuum. It interacts with environment and the environment interacts with it. The environment is market forces, users, external systems, operating systems, competing software, changes in law etc. It evolves, either it improves or decays over time. The only thing that is constant is change demanded by the environment. To read more, check out the Flexible Design article.

PR Log: Turn Pull Requests into Changelog Entries

tf/pr_log (MIT license) is a small command line tool which fetches recent pull requests from a GitHub repository and inserts changelog items. It encourages handcrafted changelogs and plays nicely with existing changelog content. It uses GitHub milestones and labels to filter items and insert custom prefixes like “Bug fix”. In most cases it can parse its configuration automatically from the project’s gemspec. [more inside]

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