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Rails Router - 5 uncommon features you will fall in love with

There is no doubts that the router is a foundation of every Rails application. Usually, it is full of single routes and resources. However, as your application grows and becomes more complex it is very tough to maintain your routes.rb file clean and readable. Thus I would like to present you a few features of Rails Router that will help you to grasp the nettle. ... Read more
There is no doubts that the router is a foundation of every Rails application. Usually, it is full of single routes and resources. However, as your application grows and becomes more complex it is very tough to maintain your routes.rb file clean... Read more

Geocoder - a way Rails support geocoding

A few weeks ago I run a spontaneous trip to Toruń. Once I reached my destination I realized how easy it was to find a proper place to park or to plan a short coffee break while driving. All thanks to a small mobile device stuck to the front glass of my car. I realized that geolocalization is a crucial part of many services in a nowadays world. Let’s see how Rails allows you to make use of this technology.... Read more
A few weeks ago I run a spontaneous trip to Toruń. Once I reached my destination I realized how easy it was to find a proper place to park or to plan a short coffee break while driving. All thanks to a small mobile device stuck to the front glass... Read more

Simple Authentication with Bcrypt and Warden

Whenever you think about solving authentication problems in Rails applications, the default solution is Devise. It’s flexible, provides you with various strategies and helpers out of the box, and it should Just Work™. ... Read more
Whenever you think about solving authentication problems in Rails applications, the default solution is Devise. It’s flexible, provides you with various strategies and helpers out of the box, and it should Just Work™.  Read more

Images in base64 with carrierwave

During the last few years of development practice in our company we have started developing common scopes of technologies helpful when dealing with some particular app functionalities. This way we found out that we tend to use Carrierwave for handling file uploads in our applications.... Read more
During the last few years of development practice in our company we have started developing common scopes of technologies helpful when dealing with some particular app functionalities. This way we found out that we tend to use Carrierwave for... Read more

ActiveModel Serializers guide

Building APIs using Ruby on Rails is a very common practice. As backend developers we need to properly send responses from the server, sometimes containing long and complex data structures. I can’t imagine creating a response without the ActiveModel::Serializer gem ... Read more
Building APIs using Ruby on Rails is a very common practice. As backend developers we need to properly send responses from the server, sometimes containing long and complex data structures. I can’t imagine creating a response without... Read more

From Rails to Roda framework – a quick guide

“Rails is dead” – every year we hear the same words. Rails is fine, in my opinion, and as a framework it’s getting more mature and stable. However, people around the world are creating alternatives for Ruby on Rails. One of those is Roda framework. Today I’ll show you a quick guide – from Rails to Roda. ... Read more
“Rails is dead” – every year we hear the same words. Rails is fine, in my opinion, and as a framework it’s getting more mature and stable. However, people around the world are creating alternatives for Ruby on Rails. One of those is Roda... Read more

Rails Girls Łódź 2016 review

Rails Girls is a global, self-organized movement to help get women into IT technologies and teach them programming. It’s goal is to show that anyone - not only men - can have fun while coding. Four specialists from Binar::Apps were mentors at this year’s edition. ... Read more
Rails Girls is a global, self-organized movement to help get women into IT technologies and teach them programming. It’s goal is to show that anyone - not only men - can have fun while coding. Four specialists from Binar::Apps were mentors at this... Read more

Accent insensitive queries in Rails with PostgreSQL

Hello there! Today’s post will be short, but important nonetheless. There are many languages that contain special characters resembling those of basic latin charset. You know, like Spanish or French accentuated letters, or those fancy Polish ones (which was exactly the reason I had to implement this feature). ... Read more
Hello there! Today’s post will be short, but important nonetheless. There are many languages that contain special characters resembling those of basic latin charset. You know, like Spanish or French accentuated letters, or those fancy Polish ones... Read more

Rails and Pundit

At some point in my work, I needed to restrict certain areas of the app for selected users. My first choice for this was to use well-known gem CanCan, but unfortunately, as of November 3rd 2014, it was inactive for over a year. That’s why I chose Pundit. ... Read more
At some point in my work, I needed to restrict certain areas of the app for selected users. My first choice for this was to use well-known gem CanCan, but unfortunately, as of November 3rd 2014, it was inactive for over a year. That’s why I... Read more

Angular on Rails [Part 2: Simple Mobile Application]

This tutorial is a second part of article by Mateusz Sagan. It is not a straight follow-up, more like an independent AngularJS project based on his post. This is a mobile application for currency conversion. I integrated European Central Bank API with Rails application and AngularJS front-end. This tutorial will show you the basics of AngularJS, so you will get the idea on how a Rails application can interact with AngularJS front-end. As a Ruby on Rails developer, I will explain many AngularJS features by comparing them to their Rails counterparts. ... Read more
This tutorial is a second part of article by Mateusz Sagan. It is not a straight follow-up, more like an independent AngularJS project based on his post. This is a mobile application for currency conversion. I integrated European Central Bank... Read more
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