3 Ways to Send Emails with Ruby

For many developers, Ruby on Rails framework not only allows them to build web applications, websites, and efficient database solutions, but it can help them optimize mailing operations. You can easily use Ruby on Rails mailer, an automatic tool to build transactional messages of any kind, and make proper authentication. In this article, we review three main ways to work with email sending in RoR, which include some Ruby gems, the Net::SMTP class, and the facilities of the Socket system.


Announcing Ruby support for Raygun APM

We’ve built Raygun APM to be the best solution on the market today, with more code-level detail, better visualization, and powerful infrastructure that helps developers discover and diagnose performance bottlenecks in a fraction of the time — and for a fraction of the cost. That’s why we are thrilled to launch the next chapter in our ongoing support for Application Performance Monitoring: Ruby support for Raygun APM.


Get on the Right Track with Our Rails Integration!

Thanks to awesome contributions from the community and the hard work of our integrations team, the Honeycomb Rails integration comes with lots of great features out of the box. This post is an end-to-end tutorial to show you exactly the steps involved, from creating a new Honeycomb team to getting your data in and observing your app in production.


Understanding Database Transactions in Rails

Few things are scarier than a database slowly losing integrity over weeks or years. For a while, nobody notices anything. Then users start reporting bugs, yet you can't find any code that's broken. By the time you realize the problem, it may be happening for so long that your backups are unusable. We can avoid problems like these with skillful use of transactions.


AppSignal Ruby Gem 2.11: Active Job and Friends

We just released Ruby Gem 2.11. We are always making things easier to use for you, so more things work out of the box and more instrumentation and dashboarding is built without you doing any heavy lifting. This release has a big overhaul of Active Job support. The cherry on the stroopwafel cake is the automatically generated dashboard with status per queue, queue throughput and queue times. 2.11 also polishes a lot of other integrations. Let’s dive in.


How to Test Ruby Code That Depends on External APIs

Few things are more frustrating than slow, flaky test suites. You're ready to deploy, wait 20 minutes for CI to run, only to find that a test failure in code you've never touched is blocking you. You dig into the source and find the problem: an external API call. It works (slowly) most of the time. But sometimes the network glitches and it fails. What do you do? In this article, José Manuel shows us several techniques for removing external API dependencies from our tests.


Troubleshooting Encoding Errors in Ruby

Text encoding is fundamental to programming. Web sites, user data, and even the code we write are all text. When encoding breaks, it can feel like the floor is falling out from under you. You're cast into a dimension of bitmasks and codepoints. Logs and backtraces are useless. You consider trading your text editor for a hex editor. But there's hope! In this article, Jose Manuél will show us how encoding errors happen, how they're expressed in Ruby, and how to troubleshoot them.


A Tour of 7 Popular Ruby Frameworks in 2020

Ruby may be over 25 years old, but it remains popular in the software community for its focus on programmer happiness. Building software with Ruby often involves leveraging one or more popular frameworks for the purpose of increasing productivity by relying on existing solutions to common problems. Ruby frameworks generally fall into two categories: web-facing frameworks and background job frameworks.