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lmao if you don't make it easy for users of your library to log, measure and graph everything. October 10, 2012. Posted by John. Booleans are Baaaaaaaaaad.

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  • Flipping ActiveRecord

    railstips.org 23 Dec '15, 2am

    Originally, I did not like the idea of an ActiveRecord adapter for Flipper . I work on GitHub.com day to day, so everything I do has to be extremely performant. Using ActiveRecord for something like this felt like way too much overhead. In fact, at GitHub, we use a custom adapter for ...

  • Four Guidelines That I Feel Have Improved My Code

    railstips.org 05 Jul '12, 7pm

    I have been thinking a lot about isolation, dependencies and clean code of late. I know there is a lot of disagreement with people vehemently standing in both camps. I certainly will not say either side is right or wrong, but what follows is what I feel has improved my code. I post it...

    1. How I Learned To Code rubyflow.com 06 Jul '12, 12am
  • Home

    railstips.org 05 Mar '15, 10pm

    February 24, 2014 Posted by John Of Late In which I link to a new place where I’ll be writing. April 18, 2013 Posted by John Let Nunes Do It In which I release Nunes to a soon-to-be-more-instrumented world. January 23, 2013 Posted by John An Instrumented Library in ~30 Lines lmao if y...

  • Of Late

    railstips.org 24 Feb '14, 7pm

    A lot has changed over the years. I now do a lot more than just rails and having railstips as my domain seems to mentally put me in a corner. As such, I have revived johnnunemaker.com . While I may still post a rails topic here once in a while, I’ll be posting a lot more varied topics...

  • Let Nunes Do It

    railstips.org 18 Apr '13, 8pm

    In a moment of either genius or delirium I decided to name my newest project after myself. Why? Well, here is the story whether you want to know or not. Why Nunes? Naming is always the hardest part of a project. Originally, it was named Railsd. The idea of the gem is automatically sub...

  • The long post about Kestrel and queueing tracks in @gaugesapp: /cc @robey

    Misleading Title About Queueing // RailsTips by John Nunemaker

    railstips.org 05 Mar '12, 6pm

    March 05, 2012 Posted by John Tagged gauges and kestrel Older: More Tiny Classes Misleading Title About Queueing I don’t know about you, but I find it super frustrating when people blog about cool stuff at the beginning of a project, but then as it grows, they either don’t take the ti...

  • lmao if you don’t make it easy for users of your library to log, measure, and graph everything.

    An Instrumented Library in ~30 Lines

    railstips.org 23 Jan '13, 8pm

    For the first time ever, I am going to lead with the end of the story. Here is the full ~30 lines that I will break down in detail during the rest of this post. require 'forwardable' module Foo module Instrumenters class Noop def self.instrument(name, payload = {}) yield payload if bl...

  • More Tiny Classes // RailsTips by John Nunemaker

    railstips.org 06 Feb '12, 12pm

    My last post, Keep ’Em Separated , made me realize I should start sharing more about what we are doing to make Gauges maintainable. This post is another in the same vein. Gauges allows you to share a gauge with someone else by email. That email does not have to exist prior to your add...


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