Here at Honeybadger we're big fans of eating our own dog food. We were all contractors when we started Honeybadger, and still use our own software regularly to monitor our personal projects. One of the main benefits of this is that it's not difficult to see the product from our customer's perspectives; we are the customer!
One of the most important things to know about Rails 4.1 is that even the beta version is stable enough for some companies to use it in production. For example,Basecamp began Rails 4.1 beta1. Other important features from the release notes include the Spring application preloader, changes to config/secrets.yml, Action Pack variants, and Action Mailer previews. You can find the full list of changes by reviewing the list of commits in the GitHub repository for Rails.
If you're like most Rails developers I know (including myself), you're probably used to writing "unit" tests in RSpec that load up the whole Rails framework before each test, which takes a few seconds to do, even if you're only testing one tiny thing.
Getting started with AngularJS isn't hard. The documentation is some of the best out there and it's tutorials are simple enough.
One of the hairiest challenges of working with some legacy applications is that the code wasn't written to be testable. So writing meaningful tests is difficult or impossible.
If you've been using the Unix/Linux command line for any length of time, you're certainly familiar with time-saving techniques like tab completion and reverse-i-search. Chances are you use these darling keystroke-savers daily.
Today is a big day for us. It’s the first day of our OFFICIAL partnership with the fine folks over at PagerDuty.
Uptime and performance monitoring for ruby and rails applications
A screed + a screencast showing you how to host your own gems
Data makes things hard
Don't forget where you come from
Github flavored markdown lets you add structure, images, links and code to your comments. By the way, did you know that you can comment on an error just by replying to it's email notice? Pretty cool, huh?
Programming is awesome
There's never been a better time to upgrade
So your client just called...
The results are in: Honeybadger was able to grab a 50% market share of winning apps at Rails Rumble! Amid strong competition (in an apparently crowded market), the 'badger has landed as the clear favorite:
We were very excited when we found out we would get to sponsor this year's Rails Rumble competition, and are proud of all the great contestants and new apps that they've built using our favorite web framework!