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Tag Archives: Ruby on Rails
Projects using Ruby on Rails often lack strong distinctions in two main areas: The model/record conflation: Seeing “models” as strictly DB-backed resources. The view/template conflation: failing to draw a line between view objects and HTML templates. The conflations are encouraged … Continue reading
Is #try really so bad? In response to my recent post about #try being a code smell, a lot of people made the reasonable objection that the example I used—of using #try on a a Hash—was a pathological case. A … Continue reading
If you’re reading this blog there’s a good chance you already know about Hoptoad. For those who don’t know, Hoptoad is a hosted service that does application error logging. You configure your Ruby on Rails, iOS (or other kinds of … Continue reading