Articles tagged 'ruby'

Basics of stderr and stdout on Ruby scripts Oct 23 2018

In our scripts, we present information to our users via the two standard output streams: standard output and standard error. In this post, I’ll explain why it is useful to distinguish between standard output and standard error, and share tips on how...

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Exit codes for Ruby scripts Oct 15 2018

One of the most common mistakes I see in ruby scripts is the lack of good exit status, this prevents the script from being trusted in composition with other commands. The purpose of this post is to explain why exit codes are important and how to use...

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Shell friendy Ruby scripts Sep 24 2018

When we build Ruby scripts, generally, we build them to be run independently but being able to compose them with other scripts makes them even better. How can we make our Ruby scripts be easy to compose? This is what this post is about, I will show...

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Ruby one-liner scripts Sep 17 2018

Ruby excels in its simplicity. It allows programmers to go from idea to implementation in a short time without much overhead. While many programmers have only heard of Ruby in relation to the web framework Rails, the scripting side of Ruby is very...

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Using Thor and Ruby to build a CLI Sep 10 2018

Thor is a toolkit that can help us build command line interfaces(CLIs). You can find many tutorials on how to build a basic CLI using Thor. I want to explain the default behaviour of Thor and also when to use env to define the binary that will run...

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How to add RSpec to an existing Rails engine Aug 13 2018

Update 2018-08-27

I ran into a problem with Rails, it couldn't find a database.yml, this was not because of a Rails missconfiguration but because of the binstub for rails had:

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APP_PATH = File.expand_path('../../test/dummy/config/application', __FILE__
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Rails update only one gem with bundler Jun 6 2018

When we use:

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bundle update specific_gem

We expect to only update one gem the one we are telling bundler to update but that is not the case it updates the gem and all its dependencies, and if the dependencies have updates but the gem doesn't the dependencies...

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Using rbenv for multiple projects Feb 15 2018

I prefer to keep all my gems separated by project so I use rbenv-gemset you might want to do that too.

If you want to use a specific ruby version on a project do the following:

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cd project
rbenv install 2.4.1 # you can pick any version `rbenv install...
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