Testing performance, Madmin is getting revied, and Railties vs Engines

Sept. 28, 2020, noon (2 years, 2 months ago)

[00:02:34] Andrew tells us what happened when he gave Linter Action another try. He also talks about code scanning alerts and RuboCop.

[00:05:14] Andrew tweeted a picture of the UI and it doesn’t look like what you think it would, but he found it to be pretty cool (link below). He also talks about Checks API and Pronto gem.

[00:11:33] New this week, Andrew has gotten really big into testing and has seen the bottom of the weeds. He’s been scouring Evil Martians blog and following them on GitHub seeing what they are putting out and mentions checking out TestProf and Terraforming.

[00:20:57] Andrew tells us about an app he’s a fan of called Shotgun. 

[00:24:57] Speaking of new gems, Chris talks about him and Andrew Fomera have been starting to revive the old Madmen gem they were planning on building two years ago. Also, on a side note, (cough) Chris just swallowed a bug. Yikes! He then goes into the difference between a Railtie and an Engine. 

[00:39:46] Chris launched the Advanced Ruby course of behind the scenes of how Rails features and other things like Rake use Ruby to do complicated stuff.

[00:42:00] Andrew wants to talk about the actual launching Chris’s course and the logistics of it.  Find out what kind of software Andrew thinks is sexy. ☺ 

[00:47:38] Andrew is curious and asks Chris how easy was it for him to set up that subdomain to Podia off the GoRails. The web server Caddy is talked about too. 

[00:50:10] Andrew tells us why we have to add rel “noreferrer” and “noopener” on links that target blank and why you’re supposed to. 

[00:56:05] Andrew mentions there’s a lot of cool stuff going into Rails 6.1 and in the community now with a lot of gems that are coming out.  Could this be a Ruby Renaissance? 


Andrew Mason

Chris Oliver

Advanced Ruby: Behind the Magic-Early Access course by Chris Oliver

Andrew’s Tweet

Andrew’s Rubocop Linter Action-GitHub

Check Runs-GitHub Developer 


Evil Martians TestProf

Evil Martians Terraforming Rails-GitHub

RailsConf 2019-Terraforming legacy Rails applications by Vladimir Dementyev

Evil Martians TestProf II: Factory therapy for your Ruby tests

Evil Martians TestProf: a good doctor for slow Ruby tests

Testing best practices=GitLab Docs

GitLab HQ-GitHub


Excid3 Jumpstart-GitHub

Jumpstart 1.1

Creating and Customizing Rails Generators & Templates


RailsConf 2019-Closing Keynote by Aaron Patterson

Chris Oliver Twitter announcement GoRails course on Advanced Ruby

GitHub Rails module paths



The Art of Product podcast

BigBinary blog: “Ruby 2.8 adds endless method definition.” 

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