Rescue's Elegant Trick for Knowing Which Exceptions to Catch

You probably know how to ask Ruby to rescue specific exceptions. But how does Ruby know if a particular exception meets your criteria? In this article, we'll walk through Ruby's simple exception matching mechanism and see how we can use it to our advantage.



A Beginner's Guide to Exceptions in Ruby

The other day I was searching for an introduction to Ruby exceptions written for beginners - people who know basic Ruby syntax but aren't really sure what an exception is or why it's useful. I couldn't find one, so I decided to have a go at it myself. I hope you find it useful.


What Ruby Conferences Can Teach Us About Leadership

Our recent sponsorship of Rocky Mountain Ruby 2016 showcases the growing diversity of the community - and the emphasis on non-technical content. Here's why it matters for developers looking into leadership positions.


A Rubyist's Guide to Big-O Notation

Big-O notation gives you crucial insight into why your apps aren't as fast as you'd like them to be. In this post we'll uncover the meaning of things like `O(N^2)` and show how to use these concepts to speed up your apps and your database queries.


How to Track Errors in Your Chrome Extension

Building a Chrome extension? Here’s a way to track and report errors using Honeybadger. In this post, Sam Smith of Sigstr shares how he set up Honeybadger to track errors, using CommonJS examples in our document library.




How to Manage Application Secrets in EC2

Are you deploying your apps to EC2 and wondering how to store your application secrets? Learn how to use KMS and IAM roles to store your secrets on S3 securely.








What You Need to Know About Bootstrapping

Honeybadger is proud to be a bootstrapped business. We like that we've maintained control of our product vision. But it's not an easy road. Here are a few things you should know.



Make Email Notifications Work For You

Email is out of control. Newsletters, lists, financial transactions, errors and warnings all show up daily; and dealing with them individually takes a considerable amount of time. Here, Adam Dill of DailyDrip shares his workflow for managing his email notifications.



Why is URI.join so counterintuitive?

I recently found myself using `URI.join` to construct certain some redirect URLs. But I quickly ran into a problem. `URI.join` wasn't behaving like I expected. In this post we trace the unexpected behavior through the source of `URI.join` and back to the original RFC.