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Using GitLab Runner for CI/CD

Episode #135 5-27-2018 pro

GitLab is a great version control software which has options to either self host or or use their hosted solution. In this episode, we look at using the GitLab Runner to run our Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment.

Ruby Go Lang Extensions

Episode #134 5-20-2018 pro

Let's face it, Ruby is slow , but don't abandon Ruby just yet. Using extensions, we can write performant code in another language for the specific slow functions while the rest of the application remains untouched.

State Machines with AASM

Episode #147 8-19-2018 pro

State Machines are useful for tracking the state of an object. With AASM, we take a dive into how states can transition as well as modifying states and interacting with them.

Ruby Objects and Memoization

Episode #120 2-18-2018 pro

In this episode, we look at creating ruby objects. Then we look at different ways of implementing memoization and how it can be used to speed up our classes.

Templating Ruby on Rails Applications

Episode #163 12-9-2018 pro CC

There is a lot of work that is done on new applications and a lot of the common code between new applications. In this episode, we look at using templates to speed up the initial process.

Web Interactions with Mechanize

Episode #131 4-29-2018 pro

The Mechanize library is used for automating interaction with websites. Mechanize automatically stores and sends cookies, follows redirects, and can follow links and submit forms. Form fields can be populated and submitted.

Bundler and Binstubs

Episode #153 9-30-2018 pro

In this episode, we look at some lesser known bundler commands including binstubs.

Observer Patterns

Episode #141 7-8-2018 pro

The Observer pattern (also known as publish/subscribe) provides a simple mechanism for one object to inform a set of interested third-party objects when its state changes.

Development Decisions and Architecture

Episode #160 11-18-2018 pro CC

Decisions made during the development process can significantly affect how the production environment is architected. In this episode, we look at a few different scenarios and how the early decisions made in development affected the production infrastructure.

Safely Running Shell Commands

Episode #151 9-16-2018 pro

We may come across a need to run shell commands and Ruby has some built in methods which appear safe, but can introduce major security risks.