Drifting Ruby Screencasts

Drifting Ruby Screencasts
By Dave Kimura
About this podcast
Every week you will be treated to a new Drifting Ruby episode featuring tips and tricks with Ruby on Rails, the popular web development framework. These screencasts are short and focus on one technique so you can quickly move on to applying it to your own project. The topics are geared toward the intermediate Rails developer, but beginners and experts will get something out of it as well.
Latest episodes
Nov. 5, 2017
Slow tests can slow down your development process. Using parallel_tests, you can speed up your test suite by multiple threads and running the tests in groups.
Oct. 29, 2017
Factory Bot is a fixtures replacement which can generate the needed records directly in the tests. Faker can be used to create fake data for these records.
Oct. 22, 2017
Create Acceptance Tests or Feature Tests to extend your automated tests with browser testing. It can help tests some areas that cannot be reached with other types of tests.
Oct. 15, 2017
Using RSpec, learn how to create tests for your application and view your coverage.
Oct. 8, 2017
Using the Rails 5.1.X defaults, we have a look at what is configured and explore the different types of tests; using the provided MiniTest and Capybara.
Sept. 24, 2017
Gems are a packaged library of functions that can extend your application or provide other features to your system. Learn to create and publish a ruby gem.
Sept. 17, 2017
Advancing from Single Table Inheritance, learn how Polymorphic Associations differ and tricks to simplify their usage.
Sept. 10, 2017
Learn to use single table inheritance to allow multiple classes to be stored in the same database table.
Sept. 4, 2017
Using the paper_trail gem, track changes to model records for auditing purposes and rollback changes when required.
Aug. 27, 2017
This episode covers different tips and tricks around database migration files.
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