Robby on Rails

Rails development from the trenches

8 things I look for in a Ruby on Rails app


5 months ago by Robby Russell on Robby on Rails.
As a consultant, I’ve looked over a shitload (how many? probably ~150-200) over the last 12 1/2 years in the Ruby on Rails community. I haven&#8217...

Lessons in Open Source


over 1 year ago by Robby Russell on Robby on Rails.
A few months ago, I wrote an article on Medium about my experience of starting Oh My Zsh. Thought I’d share it for the few lingering readers over...

PostgreSQL is the preferred database of Ruby on Rails developers


over 1 year ago by Robby Russell on Robby on Rails.
The 2016 Rails Hosting community survey results are in. One of the numbers that I’m tickled with joy about? 84% of Rails developers said they&#8217...

2016 Rails hosting survey is open


over 1 year ago by Robby Russell on Robby on Rails.
If you’ve not taken the 2016 Rails hosting survey, please do so at http://rails-hosting.com/ ...

Tom on Automatic Differentiation


almost 2 years ago by Robby Russell on Robby on Rails.
Tom Stuart posted up an excellent article on Automatic Differentiation in Ruby with links to his talk slides and video. ...

Action Cable demo by DHH in Rails 5


almost 2 years ago by Robby Russell on Robby on Rails.
David was kind enough to put together a demonstration of how to take advantage of Action Cable in Rails 5. In the video he puts together a small chat...

Ezra Zygmuntowicz -- Farewell, Friend.


~3 years ago by Robby Russell on Robby on Rails.
Yesterday, I found out that Ezra Zygmuntowicz had passed away. Ezra and I first met in the #Caboose family. The first time we got to spend time together...

Six days to complete the Rails hosting survey


over 3 years ago by Robby Russell on Robby on Rails.
Attention all Ruby on Rails Developers… you have six days to complete the 2014 Rails Hosting Survey. All of the results will be shared with the...

Ruby on Rails is like IKEA...whaa?


over 3 years ago by Robby Russell on Robby on Rails.
Recently, I found reading an article by Paul Venezia titled, Fatal abstraction: A bottom-up view of high-level languages, where—if you read between the...

2014 Rails Hosting Survey is now open


over 3 years ago by Robby Russell on Robby on Rails.
Hello! It’s been two years since Planet Argon last asked the Ruby on Rails community how they were deploying and hosting their applications and we...