Ruby/RoR News Digest 11 – 17.01

Greetings! I hope your week went great! Here’s new Ruby news digest.

Learn the 3 ways webpack surprises coders, about the the pros and cons of using structure.sql in your Rails app, developers feedback on contributing to Ruby MRI and many other interesting things.


  • A Migration Path to Bundler 2+

The migration path the Bundler team could use for moving to Bundler 2+

  • 3 ways Webpack surprises web developers

Check what skilled learned helping with Webpack questions on StackOverflow for a month and why it may be really surprising even for the experienced programmer

  • The Ruby Bibliography

Great and recently updated list of must-read Ruby books

  • The Pros and Cons of Using structure.sql in Your Rails App 

Learn about the great differences and benefits of using structure.sql against the default schema.rb schema formats in your RoR apps

  • Contributing to Ruby MRI

Developer’s feedback on contributing to the big Ruby “thing”


  • Effectively Using Materialized Views in Ruby on Rails

Learn what gives the materialized views in Postgres and how to use them in Rails

  • Testing Signed and Encrypted Cookies in Rails

Somethings, even such tasks come across the devs, so it’s time to learn how to do that by checking author’s experience


An opinionated ruby formatter, intended to be used via the command line as a text-editor plugin

Free and open-sourced ecommerce platform, built on the Rails


  • 165: Rubyfmt with Penelope Phippen

The talk of 4 hosts (Coraline Ada Ehmke (speaker, writer, teacher, open source advocate and technologist with 20 years of experience), Jamey Hampton (an artist who turned into a programmer), Rein Henrichs(software developer) and Mandy Moore (show manager and producer of Greater Than Code)) with a Ruby developer and director of Ruby Central, ex-maintainer of RSpec about the popular code formating tool