The allure of such a simple interface to a network service is undeniable, but the downsides not nearly as obvious. Many have built Rails apps relying on ActiveResource only to feel significant unforeseen pain down the line.
This talk provides a case study of an early adopter of ActiveResource during the Rails 1.2 era, the pain that it led to, and the eventual replacement of ActiveResource with a bespoke private gem that provides a similar, but more robust interface.
Web is a passion of Gabe's, has been been building sites since 1995 and is the co-founder and tech lead at MUBI. He writes about back and front end programming, user interface and graphic design, server administration, developer tools, and technical politics.
In 1936, Dale Carnegie wrote the book “How to win friends and influence people." You may have heard of it. But what can this book, and others, teach us about working as part of a software team today? Quite a lot, actually.
Adam Rogers is a program writer for Mint Digital, who loves ruby!