Code Reviews

Whether your application is running slow or needs upgraded to the latest Rails version, we got you covered. We’ll do a comprehensive audit of your application’s code make sure it’s in tip-top shape for the long haul.


How healthy is your Rails application?

We’ve got a dozen years of working on Ruby on Rails applications with numerous upgrades and long-term maintenance projects under our belts, which puts us in a unique position to know exactly what a stable and secure application means.

You’ll get a Detailed Comprensive Report

We’ll run a few static anaylyis tools on your app and manually comb over your code line by line looking for anything that raises red flags. In the end, you’ll be armed with a full report of the overall health of your application as well as an action plan of next steps.

Here’s what you can expect:

1. Security

  • SQL Injection is when a user is able to manipulate a value which is used unsafely inside a SQL query. This can lead to data leaks, data loss, elevation of privilege, and other unpleasant outcomes.
  • Command injections are when shell commands unsafely include user-manipulatable values in the code.
  • Cross-Site Scripting or XSS for short. This malicious attack injects client-side executable code. Rails provides helper methods to fend these attacks off.
  • Denial of Service happens when instances of user input that are converted to a Symbol. When this is not restricted, an attacker could create an unlimited number of Symbol. Also, checks for unregulated expensive operations.

2. Best Practices

  • Checks for fat model/skinny controllers, scopes, scopes with lambda, default scopes, model creation scopes, skipping a filter.
  • Models checks for basic & compound indices, protecting your attributes, using default database values, using callbacks properly, improving validation, database seeding.
  • Checks for complex views, use of helpers, rendering content with partials, handling empty strings, using contentfor, meta yield.

3. Architectural Checks

  • Domain Modeling checks for optimized model relationships.
  • Spaghetti SQL - checks for complex SQL query where a full-text search tools such as Solr or ElasticSearch maybe more appropriate.
  • Transaction Blocks - checks for multiple record updates, needless nested transactions, proper rollbacks, transactions in controllers.
  • Test Code Coverage - checks the overall test code coverage to ensure the application is thoroughly tested.

4. Performance Checks

  • Optimizing N+1 Queries - checks a serious performance problem.
  • Caching - checks for the use of caching to speed up your application response time
  • Database Indexes - checks for indexes on foreign keys, columns that need to be sorted, lookup fields and columns that are used in a GROUP BY. This can improve the performance for the SQL query.

Know your app inside and out

With Littlelines' extensive expertise in building apps for the long-run, in-depth analysis of your code, and performance testings, we’ll lay the pathway that will ensure your app works flawlessly and scales with future growth.

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