Testing with RSpec

Last week we looked at using Mini Test for testing our Ruby code. Mini Test is a very popular Ruby testing framework that is used extensively in the Ruby community. Mini Test is also the default testing framework of the extremely popular Ruby on Rails. However there is another testing framework that you should be […]

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Design Inspiration #204

Design Inspiration from Creative Park, Oxen, Simple Focus, Relay, and Sprig! Design Inspiration is a weekly post that showcases examples of some of the best new web design from around the internet. Creative Park http://www.creativepark.fr Oxen http://oxenmade.com Simple Focus http://simplefocus.com Relay https://relay.io Sprig https://www.sprig.com

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Testing with Mini Test

Test Driven Development is a big part of the philosophy of the Ruby community. Testing is an essential tool in the modern developer’s toolkit. A good test suite will save your arse and it will give you confidence to be constantly shipping new code code to production. There are basically two schools of thought when […]

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Design Inspiration #203

Design Inspiration from Flightfox, Lookback, Envoy, Gigster, and Project List! Design Inspiration is a weekly post that showcases examples of some of the best new web design from around the internet. Flightfox https://flightfox.com Lookback https://lookback.io Envoy https://envoy.co Gigster https://www.trygigster.com Project List https://www.projectlist.com

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Creating a Ruby Gem

One of the beautiful things about working in the software industry is the world of Open Source. I don’t think there is another industry that shares quite as much knowledge and work as we do. This is wonderful because if you face a problem, there’s a good chance that somebody out there has faced that […]

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Adding Oauth to a Laravel API

When building an API, an important consideration is what type of authentication you should implement. A popular choice is HTTP Basic authentication because it is very easy to set up an use. However, HTTP Basic authentication is quite limited in a number of different ways. Its often a better choice to just bite the bullet […]

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Design Inspiration #202

Design Inspiration from Keep Ruby Weird, Sleek, HotelTonight, Marcello Manso, and Eye Heart World! Design Inspiration is a weekly post that showcases examples of some of the best new web design from around the internet. Keep Ruby Weird http://keeprubyweird.com Sleek http://sleekapp.io HotelTonight https://www.hoteltonight.com Marcello Manso http://www.marcellomanso.com Eye Heart World http://eyeheartworld.org

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Confident Ruby [Review]

A really good analogy when describing code of high quality is “confident”. When code is confident it is clear, easy to understand and does not exhibit the signs of uncertainty that can easily infect well intentioned code. Confident Ruby is a book of design patterns that focuses solely on writing methods that are more confident. […]

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