Ruby Weekly Issue 599: April 14, 2022

Ruby Weekly Issue 599: April 14, 2022

Performance at GitHub: Deferring Stats with rack.after_reply — GitHub was originally founded in the Ruby world and based entirely around a Rails app. Their platform has expanded somewhat now, but Ruby code is still at the heart of many of their apps and Rack’s little known rack.after_reply has been helping keep their latency numbers down.

Blake Williams (GitHub)

Free eBook: Efficient Search in Rails with Postgres — In this eBook, Leigh Halliday explains how to speed up a search query from seconds to milliseconds — walking through using exact matches, similarity matches with trigrams, partial matches with ILIKE, and natural language matches.


Recently in Ruby Core — A summary of some of the issues proposed to Ruby core which touch areas from garbage collection to pretty-printing enhancements. If you want to get involved (or just get more knowledgeable), dig in.

Gernot Gradwohl

Quick Bits:

  • JRuby fan? Charles Oliver Nutter will be at RailsConf presenting JRuby 9.4 which will be Ruby 3.1 compatible and be able to run Rails 7. Fantastic!

  • JetBrains has unveiled the latest release of their commerical Ruby IDE: RubyMine 2021.1.

  • After going ‘end of life’ two weeks ago, Ruby 2.6.10 (already mentioned above) is the final release of the Ruby 2.6 series.

  • Last year, Rubyist Josef Strzibny released Deployment from Scratch, a paid ebook on deploying Ruby and Python apps. Now, he reflects on a year of sales and the process of creating an infoproduct. Would he self-publish again? Yes.

  • I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about Sin City Ruby, a Ruby event that took place in Las Vegas in March, and the ▶️ latest episode of Remote Ruby has been devoted to it.

  • Airbrake, an error monitoring service popular in the Ruby space, has presented a 2022 ‘error data’ report sharing a few findings relating to, mostly, Ruby-based projects.

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📕 Articles & Tutorials

Introducing erb2builder: An HTML+ERB Parser — Built as part of a no/low-code Ruby platform using Nokogumbo, treetop, and the parser gem, it’s not perfect, but an interesting starting point. Included here, rather than in the ‘code’ section, as the author focuses mostly on how it works.

Lucas Luitjes

RbSyn: Program Synthesis for Ruby — This is a curious idea but steeped in a long history of program synthesis in computer science over the years. Essentially, you provide RbSyn with a specification in the form of tests, type and ‘effect annotations’ and a Ruby function that will pass the tests is returned.

Sankha Narayan Guria

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