#419 — October 4, 2018

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Ruby Weekly

Introducing Action Text for Rails 6Action Text is a new framework coming to Rails 6 to make it easier to create, edit, and display rich text content within an app. It leans upon Basecamp’s Trix editor which recently reached version 1.0. DHH has recorded a screencast showing how it works.

David Heinemeier Hansson

How GitHub Upgraded from Rails 3.2 to 5.2 — How Github, over a year and a half, upgraded from Rails 3.2 to Rails 5.2 using a dual boot process and a ton of patience. Definitely not an enviable task.

Eileen M. Uchitelle

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Sorbet: A Type Checker for Ruby? — From StrangeLoop 2018, this slide-deck walks through Sorbet, a framework for gradually adding type-checking to a Ruby code base. Is this the future? Want to play? There’s an online demo here.


Simplifying Internal Validations using Dry-Validationdry-validation makes it possibble to separate validation from your logic without changing the API of your library.

Maciej Mensfeld

Ruby 2.6's RubyVM::AST ModuleRubyVM::AST provides access to Ruby’s internal parsing features. We’ve been linking these “what’s new in Ruby 2.6” posts so long you might wonder if it’s already out (no, it’s not, preview 2 is out, final is due in December).

Amit Choudhary

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📘 Tutorials

The Magic of Class-Level Instance Variables — Combining class instance variables and modules can lead to some interesting use cases, provided you know what you’re doing.

Benedikt Deicke

5 Quick Ruby Tips About Arrays and Hashes You Probably Don’t Know

Mehdi Farsi

Quick Tip: If You Updated to macOS Mojave and Can't Bundle... — …there are some steps that might help you get you back in business.

Dave Kimura

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Some Notes On What’s Going On in Active StorageActive Storage is a new(ish) part of Rails that helps manage the process of uploading files to cloud-based file hosting services.

Jonathan Rochkind

How To Delegate Methods in Ruby

Jesus Castello beginner

🔧 Code & Tools

OurPC: An Experimental Implementation of a gRPC Client and Server

Aaron 'tenderlove' Patterson

Bootsnap: Boot Large Ruby/Rails Apps Faster with Added Caching — Shopify uses this on its large monolithic app to boot 75% faster.


Zipsell: An Open Source Platform for Selling Digital Downloads — It’s a Rails app.

Jon Yongfook

Action Text: A New Rich Text Content Editing Library for Rails — See the top-most link in this issue for more details.

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Simplicity Developers Love, Predictable Pricing Businesses Need

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SimpleAMS: Modern Ruby Serializers — Inspired by Active Model Serializers and the phrase “Simple things should be simple and complex things should be possible.”

Filippos Vasilakis

Passenger 5.3.5: Fixes a Ubuntu 18.04 Regression — 5.3.4 had a dependency that got broken by a recent Ubuntu update.

Hongli Lai (Phusion)

pure-ruby-nats: A Native Ruby Client Library for NATSNATS is a high performance open source messaging system.