Flashback 2002: "The Ilities"

This is a document I wrote in 2002 while leading a RAID array development team. The ideas captured here are as relevant today as they were then. In the Ruby community today, there is a very strong focus on maintainability.

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Zeus and db:test:prepare

On some Rails projects that use PostgreSQL as their database, you may find running Zeus will stop you doing rake db:test:prepare. Here's now to make them play nice together.

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How Rails Class Reloading Works

In development mode, Rails will reload all classes you use for each request, allowing you to rapidly modify and test code without restarting the server. Recently, while debugging a gem I was developing, I had cause to figure out how this all works.

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