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Augusts Bautra

Senior Rails developer from Latvia. Avid gamer. Longevity enthusiast. #keto-dude

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College, Unfinished

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Software Engineer at UPB AS

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How I stopped RSpec from spiking to 2x runtime

How I stopped RSpec from spiking to 2x runtime

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Disable specific callback in spec

Disable specific callback in spec

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A small refactor story

A small refactor story

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Use stateless services

Use stateless services

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Stop abusing before_action

Stop abusing before_action

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How to split out a specific case from a polymorphic association

How to split out a specific case from a polymorphic association

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Auth, Business rules and HTTP

Auth, Business rules and HTTP

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Simple HTTP status code-symbol map in Rails

Simple HTTP status code-symbol map in Rails

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Private class methods in Ruby (the right way)

Private class methods in Ruby (the right way)

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Idiomatic shorthand loops in Ruby

Idiomatic shorthand loops in Ruby

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How I use Rails' `concerning` macro

How I use Rails' `concerning` macro

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How to split user stories

How to split user stories

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The three types of methods in Ruby

The three types of methods in Ruby

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The three ways to query ranges in Rails

The three ways to query ranges in Rails

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Must-have gems for mature Rails

Must-have gems for mature Rails

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POROs, in-memory Models and AR models, a continuum

POROs, in-memory Models and AR models, a continuum

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DRY up RSpec subject defining

DRY up RSpec subject defining

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The alternative to shared examples

The alternative to shared examples

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Module Builder pattern in Ruby

Module Builder pattern in Ruby

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On testing

On testing

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Improving Rails boot time

Improving Rails boot time

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Tickets are for solutions, not problems

Tickets are for solutions, not problems

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How to test `send_data` in request specs

How to test `send_data` in request specs

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Rails Request specs with arbitrary JSON params

Rails Request specs with arbitrary JSON params

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An alternative to model states - state models

An alternative to model states - state models

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The case against shared examples

The case against shared examples

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Set up keyboard shortcuts that type out stuff on Mac

Set up keyboard shortcuts that type out stuff on Mac

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How do you deal with test record leaks?

How do you deal with test record leaks?

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Using the semi-secret `within` matcher in RSpec

Using the semi-secret `within` matcher in RSpec

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Editing is not a state

Editing is not a state

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Namespaced errors for Ruby

Namespaced errors for Ruby

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Always `prepend: true` for `before_destroy` callbacks

Always `prepend: true` for `before_destroy` callbacks

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Memoization in Ruby

Memoization in Ruby

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The advent of tooling for Big Rails

The advent of tooling for Big Rails

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Define a .root method for your gems

Define a .root method for your gems

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Resolving "rb_check_safe_obj will be removed in Ruby 3.0" warning

Resolving "rb_check_safe_obj will be removed in Ruby 3.0" warning

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The raise of minimum-churn style in Ruby

The raise of minimum-churn style in Ruby

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Simple trick to make FactoryBot work with STI

Simple trick to make FactoryBot work with STI

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Alternatives to classic association fails

Alternatives to classic association fails

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Simple testing of Rails cache with RSpec

Simple testing of Rails cache with RSpec

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Profile arbitrary code in prod console

Profile arbitrary code in prod console

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Identify and clean up .present? calls on collections

Identify and clean up .present? calls on collections

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Cache large drop-downs in Rails

Cache large drop-downs in Rails

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Minimising spec fragility

Minimising spec fragility

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Less awful module names

Less awful module names

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A developer's instincts

A developer's instincts

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Five years with Rails, a re-evaluation

Five years with Rails, a re-evaluation

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A multi-layer approach to test runs

A multi-layer approach to test runs

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