Don’t commit sensitive data

Although this might seem a common practice, you would be surprised how many times I come across projects that contain passwords and tokens. When connecting your application tot 3rd party services or even simpler than that, do you commit your production database settings in your repository ass well? Do all team member need access to … Continue reading Don’t commit sensitive data

Turn off asset logging in your Rails application

If you’re like me, tailing your development log might provide you with some useful information. The thing I like the most is viewing the details of the queries that happen in the background while you are using your application. But one thing that makes it harder to keep a proper view on the data that … Continue reading Turn off asset logging in your Rails application

Faster Capistrano deployments

“Release early, release often”, a philosophy that emphasizes the importance of early and frequent releases in creating a tight feedback loop. I’ve been trying to push my code to production as often as possible. But I’ve been having a problem with the asset pipeline. From the moment Capistrano hits the deploy:assets:precompile task, it might take … Continue reading Faster Capistrano deployments

Deployments automation with Capistrano

Deployments are a critical phase in any software project. I can still remember the time where I needed to deploy code changes to production using nothing more than FTP to upload all the changed files. Oh boy, the elevated heart rate, logged in on the production server to intervene when something went wrong. From time … Continue reading Deployments automation with Capistrano

Testing your ruby command-line tools

Creating a command-line app in ruby might be fun, being able to test them is just as important as testing any other web application. But you can do this with Aruba. Aruba is a Cucumber extension for testing command-line applications written in any language. Passing arguments, interacting with the file system, capturing exist codes en mimicking … Continue reading Testing your ruby command-line tools