Using private GitHub repositories with yarn and npm in package.json

Whether you are working on a JavaScript project or a Rails one with Webpack you might come to the point where you need to reference a private GitHub repository as your dependency in package.json. Here are two options on how to do that. Continue reading “Using private GitHub repositories with yarn and npm in package.json”

Firefox needs some more RAM to run your Rails system tests

A quick fix for an annoying (and not very descriptive) error Browsing context has been discarded when setting up Ruby on Rails system tests with Firefox headless.
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Implementing a basic debug mode for your Ruby CLI

We should all strive to handle all possible errors in our programs and display nice error messages to the users, but one can hardly be sure that nothing will ever go wrong. That’s why I believe we should try to embed a debug mode that users can take advantage of when submitting the issue or solving the problem. Luckily this is very simple thing to do. Continue reading “Implementing a basic debug mode for your Ruby CLI”

InvoicePrinter 1.1 “Cape Town” released

Tomorrow starts the famous African Ruby conference Rubyfuza in Cape Town and since I am attending I decided I will do a final 1.1 release of InvoicePrinter from South Africa just before everything begins. So here we are, this is a 1.1 “Cape Town” release. Continue reading “InvoicePrinter 1.1 “Cape Town” released”

Do not run Rails with pending migrations

Database migrations are the tricky part of any deployment. They make zero-time deploys problematic. They requires special attention since they can break stuff. Some might choose to run migrations automatically, some of us run them manually. But one thing is almost always true; the production code without migrations should not ever run. So how not to run your code without doing migrations first?
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