PDF should be this nice universal format that many government institution now work with. But what if they require you to fill in XFA forms inside their template PDFs? The ones I need to fill for my insurance company are certainly not supported in the standard Document Viewer shipped with Fedora. This weekend I tried […]
Are you a freelancer? You don’t need to leave your command line to create invoices for your clients. InvoicePrinter is a Ruby library for producing PDF invoices without too much hassle. If you haven’t seen it before, you can read more about it in the announcement or its GitHub page. With the upcoming 1.1.0 release […]
Refinements is a Ruby 2.0 answer to monkey patches that can take control of your program without you realizing it. Next time you will be tempted to monkey patch something, think twice and consider using refinements.
At work we use ActiveModel::Serializer to serialize ActiveRecord objects into JSON:API-like responses for our APIs. The problem is that ActiveModel::Serializer is clever enough to dasherize our hash keys (so they can be accessed as properties instead of  brackets syntax) and our hash keys are actually real keys that we have to serve untouched.
Not so long ago I announced first stable release of InvoicePrinter. I wanted to say that the API is stable and people to experiment with it. I am happy to see that the project got already over 3 hundred stars and 20 forks. Wow, thanks! This kind of support motivates me to work on the […]
After some time with 1.0.0.rc1 I am releasing a final 1.0.0 of InvoicePrinter. So what it is it, what does it mean and what’s next?
If you are using Ruby on Rails together with Devise gem you might be wondering how to handle unauthorized error responces in your JSON API.
Deploying with Dokku and in need to run some basic setup tasks such as copying config/database.yml.example to config/database.yml in Rails? It’s possible with Dokku 0.5.0 and app.json file.
This a very short note on setting up Capybara to correctly follow redirects with Rails classic redirect_to @object pattern.
letsencrypt.org is the new awesomeness that happened to SSL on the web. Forget over-priced trusted certificates or self-signed certs for your side & pro bono projects. Try trusted SSL in seconds for free instead :). If you choose to use Let’s Encrypt I want to show you what needs to be done on a pretty […]