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Working with / Importing (Football) CSV Packages into SQL DB with the sportdb gem(s)

Hello, I’ve written up / published a new from zero / scratch getting started guide for importing football.csv packages into an SQL database. The example uses all English football leagues, clubs and matches (from 1888-89 to today). The steps include: Step 0: Setup - Install the Sport.db Libraries ++ Step 1: Download (or Clone) the CSV Package / Datasets ++ Step 2: Add the Import / Build Script ++ Step 3: Kick off and Run. That’s it. Enjoy the beautiful game. Cheers. Prost.

wikiscript gem - scripts for wikipedia (get wikitext for page, parse tables, etc.)

Hello, I’ve updated the wikiscript library / gem that collects scripts for working with wikipedia articles (e.g. get / fetch the wikitext for a page, parse tables & links, etc. ). Note: I use wikiscript mostly for parsing section headings and tables (for football clubs from around the world), thus, that’s bascially all there is there for now. Happy data wrangling and text processing with ruby. Cheers. Prost.

Fullstaq Ruby epic 2 released: APT/YUM repo, Ruby 2.6.4

Fullstaq Ruby epic 2 has been released! It introduces an APT/YUM repo (finally), and Ruby 2.6.4. Learn what’s new, 3rd party review results, how to install, and what’s next on the roadmap. Fullstaq Ruby is a Ruby distribution that’s optimized for server use cases. Compared to normal MRI Ruby, Fullstaq Ruby uses 50% less memory, is faster, and is easier to install and security-patch because of RPM and DEB packages.

Making friends with Rubocop

Have you faced issues integrating Rubocop in an existing project ? We did. Here is the story of how we adopted Rubocop in an existing project. [more inside]

On our team we also integrated a hack into Rubocop which can restrict changes t…

Restoring A Flaky Spec Suite

The community has been discussing flaky tests recently. I wanted to share the process and learnings from taking a large legacy Spec suite from a success rate of 55% up to over 95% and climbing. The post shares process, specific flaky test tips, and scripts to help you get there. Learn more in Restoration of a Ruby Test Suite.

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