October 8, 2019

Using Docker for RubyGems projects

Sometimes I want to create a new gem or modify existing gems to extend/fix them. However, I do not want to install tons of additional development tools on my host machine for that. Recently, I created a shell script which creates an instant development environment on Docker for that. #!/bin/sh -e exec docker run --rm -it \ --workdir=/work \ -v $(pwd):/work \ -v=$HOME/.gitconfig:/root/.gitconfig \ -v=$HOME/.ssh:/root/.ssh \ -v=$HOME/. Read more

October 3, 2019

Creating an Active Job Adapter

Active Job adapter interface I've created an Active Job adapter to run my background jobs on Google Cloud Run via Google Cloud Tasks. Although it is the first time for me to create an adapter for Active Job, this is working very well so far. https://github.com/esminc/activejob-google_cloud_tasks-http Creating an Active Job adapter itself is not so hard. You can see that by exploring the repository above. In fact, Active Job adapters are required to implement only two methods: enqueue and enqueue_at. Read more

September 27, 2019

Sending FCM Push Notifications with Andpush Gem

Recently, I had migrated from GCM (Google Cloud Messaging) to FCM (Firebase Cloud Messaging) because GCM was ending its life. At first, I found fcm gem which supports FCM. I changed my application code to use the gem and I deployed the new version since it was working nicely on the staging. However, as time goes, I realized that FCM notification sometimes stops working when the application runs on multiple threads. Read more

March 11, 2018

Testing Rails Application via Browsers with System Tests

I'm developing a small application which is built on Ruby on Rails, React and Relay. Since the project is based on my personal hobby and just a prototype, I preferred to write application codes rather than to write tests at first. However, as the application grows larger, I had to test the application manually every time when I make changes to make sure it doesn't break other features. The lack of tests made development speed slower. Read more

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