Advanced features provided by the new debug gem in Ruby

debug is Ruby's new default debugger included in Ruby 3.1. This new debugger has replaced byebug in Rails 7. Not only does debug provide us with a wide range of functionality, but it also provides some advanced features. In this article, we will explore and understand a few advanced features of debug. 1. Seamless integration with VSCode Below steps can be followed to integrate debug gem in VSCode. Install extension VSCode rdbg Ruby Debugger - Visual Studio Marketplace in your VSCode.Open the file you want to debug in the VSCode.Register the breakpoint by clicking on the line

Rails 7 - Associations across databases with disable_joins

Rails 7 allows to fetch data from multiple databases for a has_many/has_one:through association using the disabled_joins option.

Rails 7 introduces ComparisonValidator to compare data with validation

Rails 7 adds ComparisonValidator to compare and validate numeric, date and string values. It provides comparisons options that accept value, procs, or symbol.

Postgres GIN Index in Rails

This article introduces to GIN index in the Postgres database and how to use it in the Rails application.

Deep dive into ActiveRecord .scoping method in Rails

In Rails, multiple scopes can be created and chained together. What if we wish to apply a specific scope to a group of queries? Consider the following scenario: we have Post and Comment models and we want to perform few operations on public posts. # app/models/post.rb class Post < ActiveRecord::Base scope :public, -> { where(private: false) } endLoading development environment (Rails 7.0.0.alpha2) 3.0.0 :001 > Post.public.update_all(body: 'public post') Post Update All (4.1ms) UPDATE "posts" SET "body" = ? WHERE "posts"."private" = ? [["body", "public post"], ["private", 0]] 3.0.0

Rails 7 introduces partial_inserts config for ActiveRecord

Rails 7 adds the partial_inserts config to config.active_record that is used to control partial writes when creating a new record. config.active_record.partial_inserts is a boolean value and controls whether or not partial writes are used when creating new records (i.e. whether inserts only set attributes that are different from the default). Configuring config.active_record.partial_inserts In a newly created Rails 7.0 application, config.load_defaults 7.0 is set by default in application.rb. The default value of partial_inserts for config.load_defaults 7.0 is false and for

Rails 7 supports tracking of belongs_to association

One of the most convenient features of Rails is the ability to track attribute changes. Rails 7 is releasing soon and bringing in a lot of new features as a treat for developers. One of the many features that Rails 7 is introducing, is that we can also track the associated object. This Rails ActiveRecord specific PR has added two methods for tracking the changes for the belongs_to association. In this article, we will discuss these two new methods with the help of examples. 1. association_changed?The association_changed? method tells if a different associated object has been

Everything You Need to know about Serialization in Ruby on Rails - Part III

We had previously talked about the Serialization formats and How Serialization is implemented for storing objects in the relational database in the first two parts of the blog series. This article focuses on the various Serializers that prepare and construct API transferable data in Ruby on Rails.

Switch email provider at runtime in a Ruby on Rails application

Recently we had a requirement where emails were to be delivered to a specific group of users by switching the provider at run time. In short, we are required to deliver the emails by dynamically selecting a provider and not just through a pre-configured provider. Rails provide these Dynamic Delivery Options to override the SMTP settings per mail. But, if you have an existing application with various mailers, applying delivery_method_options will require updating individual mailer action. In this blog, we'll go through the approaches that will work without modifying any existing mailer actions. Setup Assuming that your default

Rate limiting using Redis in a Rails app

The web is a weird place. You go to sleep thinking that you have a perfectly functional web application and the next day when you wake up, you might find yourself staring at a sudden huge spike in the number of requests. Either your app got popular overnight or you were just a victim of a DOS attack trying to bring your app server down. Usually, it's the latter. There are some popular gems like rack-attack and rack-throttle which work quite well and provides a lot of flexibility. But if you're looking to write your custom logic with minimum dependencies,