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Debugging a slow Rails controller with Honeybadger Insights

Join Honeybadger cofounder Ben Curtis as he uses Honeybadger Insights to debug a slow controller action in Rails. Honeybadger Insights is a new full-stack logging, observability, and performance monitoring tool from Gain insights into your errors, application logs, and other event streams with a powerful query language and ready-made dashboards.

API versioning in Ruby on Rails

Versioning APIs is a critical part of building web applications, as it allows you to make changes that may otherwise break existing API users. Changing the contract between the API and the clients that depend on it is dangerous, and versioning endpoints adds flexibility and safety. Versioning is implemented in many ways - You can version with subdomains, query parameters, URL schemas, headers, and more!

How to Use Tailwind CSS for Your Ruby On Rails Project

It's hard to overstate the importance of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for all websites. Since the first CSS standards were published in late 1996, we have come quite far regarding features and ecosystems. Several frameworks have appeared and proved popular, one of the most recent being Tailwind CSS. In this post, we'll first examine Tailwind's utility-first approach before diving into how to use it in a Ruby on Rails application.

How to build a Rails API with rate limiting

APIs are the bread and butter of the internet. The ability to interact with our applications programmatically enables interoperability and makes our lives as developers easier. Unfortunately, web applications are vulnerable to malicious actors that seek to misuse them or degrade their performance, which is why rate limiting is an important part of any API.

Adding views to an API-only Rails app

Ruby on Rails has long been celebrated for its ‘convention over configuration’ philosophy, simplifying web development for countless programmers. However, what if you’ve started with a lean Rails API-only application and now find yourself needing a front-end? This isn’t uncommon, especially with the rise of JavaScript frameworks and SPAs.

Creating Forms in Ruby on Rails with Simple Form

Ruby on Rails has changed how we build web applications. Early on, the framework came with some great features to help you get started and build robust applications. However, it can still be tricky to build and handle forms. Simple Form is a great option. Let's examine what Simple Form is, why we might need it, and some real use cases.

Running Solid Queue in production Rails apps

Background jobs are essential to many Ruby on Rails apps. Since the introduction of ActiveJob, Rails developers have been able to manage their background jobs as natively as they do their database records. Still, ActiveJob requires you to select (and support) a backend adapter that will implement ActiveJob's backend. Many use Redis, a memory cache, to queue and process background jobs. Redis comes with incredible speed but is yet another dependency to maintain.

AnyCable for Ruby on Rails: How Does it Improve over Action Cable?

In modern web applications, real-time communication has become more than a feature: it's gradually evolved into a necessity. Users expect instant updates, live interactions, and dynamic content. In Rails applications, Action Cable has long been the go-to solution, harnessing WebSockets to fulfill these demands. In this article, we introduce: Let's get started!

Should You Use Ruby on Rails or Hanami?

Ruby on Rails is the most popular web framework in the Ruby ecosystem and has a large user base, ranging from freelancers to large established companies. With an active user community and wide-ranging documentation, it can be used to build everything from simple applications to complex web platforms. That said, a new contestant is taking on Rails’ dominance for the full-stack Ruby framework title: Hanami.

Shipping Rails logs with Kamal and Vector

The ability to record and see everything happening across your web applications is essential when building resilient and highly available systems. All of your events—from application logs to errors to user behavior—contain data that could be useful to you and your team. When you have a central place to access all this information, finding issues and their root causes becomes easier because you have the data at your fingertips.