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  • Gem of the Week – Faker
    Use the Faker Gem to Make High Quality, High Volume Fake Data for Testing and Development

    Faker Gem

    In almost every system we build, the first version of a feature involves getting the functional specs right, and the second version usually involves some kind of optimization.  You might build a dashboard and create 3 or 4 records by hand to make sure everything works.  But when it comes time to test and optimize, you […]

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  • Gem of the Week: Bullet
    Optimizing Database Queries in Rails With Eager Loading and Bullet


    A problem I’ve run into before when creating reporting or searching/filtering functionality (or potentially any feature in any project) is making sure I have my eager loading on point. Despite best efforts, something always slips through at some point, which can impact the performance of your app. Enter Bullet. A neat little gem that very quickly […]