Welcome to our series of Rails upgrade miniguides. Here you'll find links to all of the relevant posts to help with an upgrade.Read more
Articles on Upgrade
Sometimes you will be caught between a rock and a hard place. For example: You really need to upgrade your Rails application because Heroku is discontinuing your stack in two weeks so you don't have the time to write an entire test suite.
Sometimes the situation will be that your boss really needs you to upgrade Ruby or Rails to use a version that gets security updates and they won't allow you to write tests beforehand.
This article will explain how to ship a Rails upgrade project without a test suite. If your application has no tests, you will learn how to upgrade without having to write tests first.Read more
This article is part of our Upgrade Rails series. To see more of them, click here.
This article will cover the most important aspects that you need to know to prepare your Ruby on Rails application for working on an upgrade.Read more
If you’re a developer you know the reasons why you should be using the latest Rails framework. You understand the implications of performance gains, dependency issues and unsupported versions.
But these big picture benefits get lost in translation when talking to non-technical executives. What they need to know is the business case for an upgrade, how the work will translate into increased revenue.
So, here is an article to use or forward to communicate why an upgrade should be a priority. We also wrote an article on the more technical reasons if you are interested.Read more