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The Cost of Ignoring the Rails Way


One of my consulting clients recently asked me to investigate a bug causing an unhandled exception in their production Rails app. The Bugsnag issue looked like countless others any Rubyist has no doubt reviewed before: undefined method `invitation_accepted_at' for nil:NilClass. This type of error indicates the code was expecting an object to have been returned when it wasn’t. A method was being...

Dependency Drift: A Metric for Software Aging

A boat drifting at sea, representing Dependency Drift - a metric that will track software aging.

Is your software up to date? Have you been applying those gem security patches? Are you keeping up to date with python version upgrades? Have you ever been surprised at just how far behind one of your packages is?   We need a metric to measure and track the age of source code dependencies. The software industry has settled on great practices like static code analysis, as well as automated...

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