Roobykon Ruby Digest

The sheer amount going on in the world of Ruby can mean that it’s a full-time job just to keep up with the latest developments. The good news is that we’re keeping our eyes peeled, so you don’t have to: in this bulletin we’ll learn how to add extra sparkle to your apps’ performance, make sure they’re safe from prying eyes (and thieving fingers), and much more besides…

Tips to improve speed of your test suite

As you develop your skills and refine you workflow, it becomes ever more noticeable when certain elements of that workflow take longer than they should. Tests are a common culprit for causing such bottlenecks – but luckily, there are some ways you can speed them up.

When distributed locks might be helpful in Ruby on Rails application

Have you been experiencing concurrency problems with your Ruby on Rails applications? Over at Knapsack Pro, Artur Trzop says that this year, he’s already come across two similar ones. Here he talks about how he detected and solved them.

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None of us here at Roobykon became involved in software engineering because we wanted a simple, predictable life. And that’s lucky – because in the field of Ruby and Rails development, you really have to keep your eye on the ball if you want to be sure of creating the very best solutions possible. With that in mind, here’s a round-up of what’s new in our world…

  1. Speeding Up Rendering Rails Pages with render_async

The potential problems of adding new code to Rails controllers are well known: the actions of those controllers can become too large, or even block the rendering of some actions if it fails. Here, Nikola Duza of Semaphore outlines a neat solution.

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