Schemaless Models With Hash Fields or JSONB

For quite a bit I’ve been playing with the idea of “schemaless” models, intrigued by the idea of dumping entire hashes into database fields instead of having to add every little setting as a real database column. Where the latter involves the tiresome process of migrations, hash fields in databases can simply be extended ad-hoc.… Continue reading Schemaless Models With Hash Fields or JSONB

Cells-Hamlit: The Fastest View Engine Around.

The Hamlit gem is a reimplementation of the popular Haml markup language, which unfortunately is based on a quite old, convoluted codebase. Hamlit borrows the syntax, but rewrites the entire engine code leveraging the excellent Temple gem, which is a parser, compiler and optimizer for template languages and is also used in Slim. Wow, that’s… Continue reading Cells-Hamlit: The Fastest View Engine Around.

Reform 2.1 With Dry-Validation and Grouping

Just in time for Christmas, Reform 2.1 is ready for you. It has two great new additions: we now support the awesome Piotr Solnica’s dry-validation gem, and I introduced validation groups. Reform is a form object gem that decouples validation of data from models. Its full documentation can be found on the Trailblazer website. Validation… Continue reading Reform 2.1 With Dry-Validation and Grouping

Representable 2.4: How Functional Programming Speeds Up Rendering And Parsing.

The great thing about being unemployed is you finally get to work on Open-Source features you always wanted to do but never had the time to. Representable 2.4 internally is completely restructured, it has lost tons of code in favor for a simpler, faster, functional approach, we got rid of internal state, and it now… Continue reading Representable 2.4: How Functional Programming Speeds Up Rendering And Parsing.