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How to Make Action Text Work with Rails 5.2

See Action Text in action for your Rails 5.2 applications

Matt

Blog Refresher: Improving Consistency With Design

A lack of design consistency leads us to a fun, more effective solution.

Ricardo

Building Rails Params with Vue.js Computed Properties

Computed Properties are a way to compose reactive data and update all the linked data in your UI automatically.

Jeff

Crystal or Elixir? A Good Problem To Have

When looking for blazing fast applications, let's take a closer look at Crystal, a ruby-inspired language that's as fast as C.

Matt

Steps for a Successful Development Transition

There’s always a lot of talk about process, and rightfully so. One thing we believe is that your process should always be in a state of evolving.

Ricardo

How To Replace alias_method_chain

alias_method_chain was deprecated in Rails 5.0 and removed in 5.1, in favor of Module#prepend. When upgrading a Rails application or gem that uses this method, a bit of restructuring is required.

Wendy

Advanced Git - Cherry-pick and Rebase

Git is fantastic. It also is very easy to get started with. The basic commands (push, pull, merge) are very simple and you can pick them up in an afternoon. But I find often people never move past the basics into the more powerful commands (or worse, use the github GUI client! GASP!). That’s what we’re gonna do today. Let’s take a tour of some features.

Jeff

Strategy: Launching an App? Keep a Narrow Focus

You can get in way more trouble with a good idea than a bad idea, because you forget that the good idea has limits. -Ben Graham

Nate

Using Phoenix with Legacy Rails Applications

Leverage the power of Elixir and Phoenix in your existing legacy Rails applications today.

David

How to Send Email From Your Phoenix App in Under 5 Minutes

In this simple demonstration, we'll show you how to integrate Mailgun into your Phoenix application and have it up and running in no time.

David

Seamlessly Navigate Rails Projects With Tmux

I've been using Tmux daily for a few years to help me work more effectively across rails projects. In our office, it's all the buzz.

Matt

Littlelines Roadtrip (Summer Edition)

The Littlelines crew will be taking the show on the road this week. This time around, we're loading up the car and sticking to the Midwest. Next stop, Pittsburgh!

Matt

A Survival Guide for Legacy Rails Apps

Over the nine years of writing Rails apps, we've picked up a few tips and tricks, and now, we get to pass them on to you.

Matt

Elixir vs Ruby Showdown - Phoenix vs Rails

In the second post of the Elixir vs Ruby Showdown, we're exploring the performance of the Phoenix and Rails web frameworks when put up against the same task.

Chris

Elixir vs Ruby Showdown - Part One

We've taken a huge interest in Elixir here at Littlelines. In this two part series, we'll be showing you why.

Chris

5 Reasons Why Rubyist Will Love Swift

We're always curious about new languages. Swift was just released by Apple, and has us very excited.

Matt

Swift Extensions

Later, Objective-C. Apple has a few cards up their sleeves that are making things interesting, and we're not holding back our excitement!

David

Getting Started With A/B Testing

A little testing can go a long way. A/B testing can tell you a lot about what is, and isn't working on your website.

Matt

Rake Reset

It may be simple, but performing a reset allows you to completely tear down your development environment and rebuild it from scratch.

Matt

Fun with Variants and Enums in Rails 4.1

Rails 4.1 is out, and we've got some super cool features to share with you! Check out this latest post from David.

David

How To Use AngularJS and Keep Loving Rails

Looking for a framework that will add value to your Rails App? So was I, and here's what I found.

David

A Guide for Writing Maintainable Rails Tests

We've put together some helpful tips we've picked up over the years that can keep your test suite running smoothly for the long-run.

Matt

How To Guard Against Ruby Nil Errors

Avoiding nil helps keep your Ruby stack traces relevant, gives better context to your callers, and lets you add behavior to real objects that would otherwise be handled by a series of ifs and nil type checks throughout your codebase.

Chris

Simple Touch Events in CoffeeScript

When I was faced with the problem of handling touch events on handheld and tablet devices for our new site, I started with a blank page in my favorite editor.

David

How We Built Floatt in Two Days

The 2012 Rails Rumble was a blast for our office. In this post, we'll tell you about the program we developed and what we learned in the process.

Matt

Labrador - A loyal data retriever

Here at Littlelines, we work with a wide range of database systems. Here's a quick snapshot of Labrador.

Chris

Littlelines Responds

Responsive design is here to stay. We've jumped in head first and aren't looking back!

David