August 2014

has_and_belongs_to_many Isn't Dead!

By Daniel Morrison

People are under the impression that HABTM relationships are deprecated because of the newer Has Many Through relationship. Both are good, and both have their place, but HABTM is still valid, vibrant, and useful!

Time to Bring Back Fixtures

By Jason Roelofs

Fixtures are great tools that have been sadly overlooked for a long time in the Rails world. Lets start using them again.

Why Isn't Ruby Rescuing My Exception?

By Brian Hempel

By default, Ruby only rescues subclasses of StandardError to allow the really bad stuff to halt your program.