How to Contribute to Ruby on Rails: a Step by Step Guide

[Guide] How to Contribute to Ruby on Rails

Step 1: Decide to find one open-source project to contribute 😎 Step 2: Keep looking 👀 Step 3: They are all intimidating, is that normal? 😑 Step 4: What if I contributed to a project I have lots of experience with, like Ruby on Rails? I’d love to understand more about this tool I use every day 🤔 Step 5: OMG, the code is huge and scary, Will this even run on my machine?...

3 min · Stefanni Brasil, Thiago Araujo
Quickly Debug Ruby Gems with Pry, git bisect, and bundler

Guide: Quickly Debug a Ruby Gem with Pry and Git Bisect

Are you trying to debug a Ruby gem but not sure how? Here’s a quick way to debug any Ruby Project using Pry and Git Bisect. When triaging some open issues on Faker, an open-source Ruby gem, I came across Issue #2482. I was able to reproduce the problem. Turns out the bug was already fixed by this PR, but version v2.20.0 was released before that. I thought this would be a great opportunity to show you how I debugged this issue so you can learn some new tricks....

7 min · Thiago Araujo, Stefanni Brasil
How to contribute to Ruby on Rails

How to Contribute to Ruby on Rails

Are you looking for an opportunity to get more experience as a Ruby on Rails developer? Make meaningful connections with the community? Learn the best practices on how to maintain a large codebase? What if you could get that experience by contributing to an open source project like Ruby on Rails? If that sounds scary, don’t worry! We can help you! By the end of this post, you’ll learn 5 ways to become a new Rails contributor, even if you are a beginner in Ruby....

6 min · Stefanni Brasil, Thiago Araujo