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How to take over a Ruby gem and what to do with it

Using Ruby gems is safe, right? We’re a nice community of friendly beings that act towards the same goal: making Ruby better. But is that true? Can we just blindly use libraries, without making sure, that they are what they are supposed to be? During this talk, I’ve wanted to present how you can take over a gem, what you can do with it once you have it and what you can do to protect yourself against several types of attacks you’re exposed to on a daily basis. Let’s exploit the Ruby gems world, and its data together.

My experience upgrading Ruby on Rails from 3.2 to 4.2

I collected the experience and the lessons I learned during the process of upgrading Rails from 3.2 to 4.2 along with some undocumented changes and solutions for them. [more inside]

Nice post. Personally, I also use http://railsdiff.org/about to hand pick chang…
I’m happy to hear you like it. I also like to use Rails diff especially to see …

How to Store Secure Encrypted Data in Rails without using Gems

Storing sensitive data in plaintext can seriously harm your internet business if an attacker gets hold of the database. Encrypting data is also a GDPR friendly best practice. In this tutorial I will describe a simple way to securely encrypt, store, and decrypt data using built in Ruby on Rails helpers instead of external dependencies. [more inside]

GIS on Rails

This article explains the basics of GIS for a web developer and how we can import GIS data and query using PostGIS [more inside]

Deploy AnyCable with Capistrano and systemd

First of all, if you still don’t know what is AnyCable than probably you never tried websockets in Rails. “WTF???” you probably will say, and you are right. Yes, we have ActionCable since Rails 5.x, but you really believe Ruby is suitable for real time web? I have bad news for you. [more inside]

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