Open Source Thursdays event - Contributing to Ruby Faker with Vitor Oliveira

How does the Faker Ruby Gem Work?

How and when a new version of a Ruby gem is published to RubyGems? Do you know how Faker Ruby generates fake emails, fake phones, fake dates, and fake URLs? Did you ever wonder how a new release of a Ruby gem is published on RubyGems? Or are you interested in contributing to Open Source? If you said yes to any of these questions, then you鈥檙e in luck! Watch the recording of Open Source Thursdays and you鈥檒l learn all about it....

2 min 路 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鈥檚 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 路 Thiago Araujo, Stefanni Brasil
Smart Ruby Developers Don't Ask for Advice

Smart Ruby Developers Don鈥檛 Ask for Advice. They Do This And Build A Reputation As a Result

If you could run a career quality tool to analyze your progress, would it say you鈥檙e moving in the right direction? What score would you get? Here鈥檚 the catch: how you think you鈥檙e doing and what your teammates think how you鈥檙e doing are not the same thing. Want to find out for sure whether you鈥檙e moving up the Engineering Ladder anytime soon or not? The only way is by asking for instructive feedback....

5 min 路 Stefanni Brasil, Thiago Araujo
No Idea How to Build a New Feature? 216+ Ruby on Rails Application Examples To Have as a Reference

216+ Ruby on Rails Open Source Applications You Can Use as a Reference

Not sure how to implement a new Ruby on Rails feature? A proper model, controller, migration? Or how to write a test for the code you鈥檙e writing? What if you could easily access a massive library of full-blown Ruby on Rails Applications used in the wild and have them as a reference? real-world-rails gives you a list of (173 apps + 43 engines) = 216 Rails Applications you can learn from 馃挘...

6 min 路 Thiago Araujo
How to find your Ruby Software Career Path with Mina Slater

How to find your Ruby Software Career Path with Mina Slater

Often as developers, we believe we are supposed to know everything. Just figure everything by ourselves. As long as we get faster and better at coding, our careers will progress smoothly. But if you ask around, you鈥檒l notice that most people are feeling technically stuck, despite years of experience. If you ask for career advice, people will throw you an endless list of complex technical skills to master. That鈥檚 not what you鈥檒l find here....

3 min 路 Stefanni Brasil, Thiago Araujo
Ruby Code Quality with Ernesto Tagwerker on the hexdevs podcast

Ruby Code Quality with Ernesto Tagwerker

Are you working on Ruby on Rails Applications that are constantly on fire, overwhelmed by technical debt? Instead of being a firefighter, what if you could be a happy programmer again and 鈥淓scape the tar pit鈥? Learn exactly how to measure tech debt and take the right steps to immediately improve code quality. Listen to our conversation with Ernesto Tagwerker (@etagwerker). Apple Podcasts | Spotify About our guest Ernesto Tagwerker is the founder & CTO at FastRuby....

44 min 路 Stefanni Brasil, Thiago Araujo
Just Enough Hotwire for Rails Developers with Chris Oliver Open Source Thursdays

Just Enough Hotwire with Chris Oliver

Chris Oliver is the founder of GoRails, JumpStart Rails, Hatchbox and RailsBytes. He is also one of the hosts of the Remote Ruby podcast. Chris showed us how to get started with Hotwire, how to inspect turbo streams. He also answered some questions from the audience, including how to migrate from Webpacker to jsbundling-rails, Websockets performance, and security. Do you want to know how Chris Oliver got so good at building products?...

2 min 路 Stefanni Brasil, Thiago Araujo
Open Source Thursdays Expert Guest session with Aaron Patterson (tenderlove)

A Tender Introduction to Ruby Internals with TenderJIT

Aaron Patterson is a Senior Staff Engineer working at Shopify where he is focusing on Ruby core and Rails core development. He joined us on this Open Source Thursdays session to work on a Just-in-time (JIT) compiler for Ruby that鈥檚 written in Ruby. With the additional tenderlove we all love 馃拵 Get the slides for this session here 馃柤锔 In this post summary, you鈥檒l learn how Ruby鈥檚 virtual machine works, CPUs, Execution code, and more....

4 min 路 Stefanni Brasil, Thiago Araujo
Green Leafed Trees Below Rainbow

How to Improve Code Quality on a Ruby on Rails Application

Does it take forever to ship even small features on the codebase you鈥檙e working on? Is the code hard to understand and maintain? Are projects always running over budget? Are you constantly sacrificing code quality and not paying down technical debt? When you change one feature, does another completely unrelated part of your app stop working? New bugs appear, even though tests never break? 馃サ Those are signs that you are suffering from working on a codebase with low code quality....

7 min 路 Stefanni Brasil, Thiago Araujo
Photo by Olha Ruskykh from Pexels

International Pricing for Ruby and Rails Books and Courses

Are you looking for courses, training, and resources to improve your Ruby and Ruby on Rails skills, but you are not being paid in US dollars? Most Ruby and Ruby on Rails books and courses are priced in US dollars. When you can鈥檛 afford them just because the country you live in has an undervalued currency compared to the dollar, it makes it difficult to invest in your education. There are many free options you probably already know about, and you鈥檙e already using them....

5 min 路 Stefanni Brasil, Thiago Araujo
Red lego blocks

How to Learn the Syntax of a Programming Language When You Know How to Code

Are you having a hard time picking up the syntax of a new programming language, even though you know how to code? You鈥檙e new to Ruby, and people say it鈥檚 an easy language, but you find the syntax difficult to understand. You know a bit of Javascript, Python, Java, or any other language. But Ruby seems like alien technology to you. By the end of this post, you鈥檒l have a tool to help you transfer your knowledge of [INSERT PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE HERE] to Ruby....

4 min 路 Thiago Araujo
A bowl of spaghetti.

Learn Ruby on Rails Best Practices With One Exercise

You want to write smooth professional-looking code. You鈥檙e craving some squeaky-clean code. But all you have for lunch every day is a big bowl of legacy spaghetti code. You consider yourself a decent developer, but you鈥檙e never sure how to organize a project. How to name things. Where some piece of business logic should live. How can you become a Ruby on Rails expert if the code you read every day stinks?...

6 min 路 Thiago Araujo
Kids in a classroom looking at you.

New job, new codebase. How do you even get started?

One of my readers asked: How do you get started when you join a new company? How do you add features to a codebase that is massive, scary, and completely new to you? The first day at your new developer job is just like the first day at a new school. 馃毟 A sea of stranger鈥檚 faces watching your every move. Unfamiliar smells in the hallway. Every chair is uncomfortable and makes weird noises when you sit....

12 min 路 Thiago Araujo
Bug in a leaf

Getting Started with Pry Debug in 5 minutes

When you鈥檙e banging your head against the wall trying to fix a bug, the last thing you want is having to stop and learn how to use the debugging tool. You might even have added require 'pry' on a Ruby file but quickly realized you couldn鈥檛 remember all the available commands. If only there was a way for you to quickly learn how to use Pry and focus on solving the problem鈥 Well, there is now!...

4 min 路 Stefanni Brasil, Thiago Araujo