29 Apr 2023
tobox is a framework-as-a-gem I’ve been developing over the last year, to solve a particular requirement: guarantee that callback/post-action tasks and emission of events resulting from a business transaction stored in the database happen 100% of the time.
19 Dec 2022
At my dayjob, I’ve been working, for the most of this year of our lord 2022, in a team taking this new flagship product from “alpha” to “general availability”. With products in such an early stage, you don’t know a lot of things: what your users want, how they will use (or you want them to use) the platform, whether the thing you’re building is as valuable as you think it is. In such a stage, the most important skill you should have, as a team building and maintaining a product, is to be able to ship features quickly; the sooner you know what “sticks” with your userbase, the sooner you’ll know how worthwhile will it be to improve it, whether to “pivot” to something else, or whether you’re better off throwing it all away.
03 Oct 2022
04 May 2022
Recently, a blog post about how to use activerecord as a library was shared on r/ruby, which started an interesting discussion thread (where I was involved) from the premise “instead of using activerecord out of the rails, why not sequel”? While several arguments were made both for and against the premise, it felt that, at times, discussion deviated towards the merits of
activerecord, rather than using or building a gem on top of them, as a dependency; and as usual in the social network sphere, comments may have been misunderstood, everybody went their separate ways, and the Earth completed another orbit around the sun.
26 Jan 2022
httpx v0.19.0, the first major (minor version) update of 2022 of the ruby HTTP “swiss-army-knife” client, has just been released. It brings a lot of improvements and bugfixes, as well as a feature that has been a long time coming.