Blog posts with development tag

Bailiff 2.0: How my recruitment app helps manage team expenses

The recruitment process may look very different and may have a different number of steps, depending on the size of the company or a position you are applying for. Let me share with you the path I had to pass in order to become a junior Ruby on Rails developer at Prograils. This, however, was not some useless task you are usually asked to complete in order to get hired. I am happy that the outcome of my work, the app called Bailiff2.0 is now in frequent use among the team members of our software house to manage daily expenses.

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First steps with Clean Architecture and VIPER

VIPER is a relatively new Clean Architecture design pattern for iOS apps, which has gained much attention and applause lately. Let us take a walk and examine its main features, as well as the basics of Clean Architecture itself.

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RubyKaigi 2018: A conference as perfect as a good code

Everyone who works with Ruby probably knows that this language originates from Japan. No surprise that the idea of a human-friendly programming language appeared in the country of Zen. Also, that RubyKaigi, the biggest Ruby conference is being held in one of the Japanese cities each year. This May and June it was Sendai, and I was lucky to be nearby! Without hesitation, I decided to go there and attend this most prestigious Ruby event.

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Pair programming in a software house: yes or no?

Over the years, pair programming has become a widely discussed concept in the software development community. The feelings towards it range from love to hate, depending on who you ask. Let us examine various scenarios, the pros and cons of this method and confront it with the everyday reality of a small software house.

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Adding Webpacker to a legacy Rails app

Some say there was not a day without a new JavaScript framework these past years - that means JS is evolving every day. The problem is, Rails does not provide any proper support for those new toys. Unless you get the hang of a gem called Webpacker, which comes bundled with Rails 5.1+.

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10 hints to make your landing page great

Ever wondered why some products do better on the Internet than others? Landing pages may be one of the keys to success. While a well-designed one raises the chances of achieving a greater conversion, a bad one may bury your sales. Here we have listed some essential stuff that will make your page meet its purpose.

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Three ways of iterating over tree-like ActiveRecord structures

You are building an e-commerce app and at some point you introduce a Category model as a part of Product data. A Category can have various subcategories, which are represented by the same model. At this point, it's obvious we are dealing with a tree-like data structure. Step by step, I'll introduce three ways of iteration over such a structure and compare their performance.

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Starting with Rails - how to set up a development environment

Take your very first steps with Ruby! This tutorial will show you how to set up an environment for future development in Ruby on Rails.

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Rails 5.2 and Active Storage - the new approach to file uploads

Rails 5.2 and Active Storage - attach files, the modern way.

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Capistrano deploy to ubuntu with systemd, nginx/puma and rbenv

This tutorial will show you how to deploy a Rails app via Capistrano, run it with Puma, restart it without sudo access and be able to host multiple environments and apps on same server

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8 reasons why people leave your website

Wonder why visitors leave your website in several seconds without engaging or responding to your CTA? There are several aspects that decide if people are willing to continue the journey on your www or click ‘back’ shortly after entering it.

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Ruby on Rails Books for experienced developers

This time we'll jump to the next level by focusing on advanced RoR resources, perfect for those who have vast experience under their belt and feel comfortable in Ruby on Rails environment.

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Ceasta: how to create custom text area using contenteditable element

Find out how to create adjustable text area using the contenteditable element and add text highlighting.

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Best Books to Learn Ruby on Rails - intermediate level

Part two: RoR tutorials for those with some coding experience.

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Rails Optimization: Introduction To Cache

As long as your application is small and has a limited amount of visitors everything goes smooth and fast. At this stage you don’t have to worry (well, you should, but let’s assume that time to market was the key factor) about making it more performant by focusing on website optimization. But as your website grows, gains popularity and visitors, loading time starts to increase...

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