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Testing an Event Sourced application

Some time ago I’ve published a sample application showing how to build a simple event sourced application using Rails & Rails Event Store. But there was a big part missing there - the tests. [more inside]

How To Build an App Development Team: What Can You Insource?

While we would love if every single company outsourced their application development to SmartLogic, there are some situations where outsourcing some or all application development is not the best decision. While we genuinely believe that outsourcing some development to the right firm can be an invaluable source of knowledge for any in-house team, sometimes that neither possible nor advisable. [more inside]

Sending Transactional Emails From Rails

It seems transactional emails are an afterthought for developers, but it’s an important part of doing business online. The most successful software business, especially ecommerce, optimize their transactional emails to increase engagement and revenue. If you want to leverage (or help your client leverage) transacational emails as a communication tool that drive business results, I’ve compiled the best content on the topic into an email course for you. In the email course, we’ll cover… ++ What exactly are transactional emails? And why are they important? [more inside]

Taskmanaging Your App, Part 2: Service Objects

Everything provides a service these days, including the software that we write! But sometimes, our own code needs a service to show up and handle a task. Enter service objects, a simple way to use Plain Old Ruby Objects to service your application. This blog post explains how and when to abstract and encapsulate your ideas into a service object and help you separate your concerns.

New RubyTapas freebie, and a birthday sale

Hi all! I’ve put up a new RubyTapas freebie video today. It’s about un-indenting strings. This is a solved problem, of course; but this video walks through the process of applying assorted handy Ruby features to take it from several lines of code to one very succinct line. You might learn something new along the way. See the episode, along with some celebratory birthday discounts, here.

Mina v0.3.6 release

Just released a new mina release. It includes some bugfixes, some cool new tasks and many more. Check out the changelog.

A Look at the Future by Looking at the Past

The UNIX has survived for almost 5 decades and will survive for another 5 decades or more. What if we could build Gems that could evolve and still provide useful unit of functionality for decades to come? The ‘What’ is found in the tests, the ‘How’ is found in the production code and the ‘Why’ is not found in any form of code. The ‘Why’ is the design decisions that developers make and it evolves over time. Some of the ‘why’s can be found in the form of comments, blog posts and as discussion threads between the developers on forums. How can we minimize the time spent on ‘Why?’. Can developers become more productive by developing Micro Gems that follow the UNIX philosophy? Read more about this topic : Micro Gem : A Look at the Future by Looking at the Past

Using presenters and decorators to clean up your templates in Ruby on Rails (VIDEO)

When developing a web application, templates usually need to implement some logic, especially conditionals. I’m going to show you two patterns which are commonly used in web development with Ruby on Rails: presenters and decorators. They are meant to move template logic to dedicated classes, so templates look cleaner and more object oriented. http://davidmles.com/blog/presenters-decorators-rails/

Microlibrary for rescue exceptions declaratively

I’ve written a microlibrary for rescue exceptions declaratively in your Ruby classes. Rescata dry up your code from begin... rescue... ensure.... end It provides you a method for rescue methods using other methods, lambdas or blocks. Also, this gives you freedom to build any custom solution to rescue for specific error classes.. Hope you enjoy it!

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