#48 Gradually Migrate from Paperclip to Active Storage; How to reduce memory bloat; and Rails 7 news πŸŽ‰

Happy Wednesday!

Here is issue #048 of our newsletter, where we collect news and tools that we find interesting for your Rails project.

1. Gradually Migrate from Paperclip to Active Storage: An overview of our strategy to migrate the attachments to Active Storage for one of our recent clients πŸš€

2. Rails 7 replaced byebug with ruby/debug: A look at how we can use the new Ruby debugger tool. 😎

3. How to Reduce Memory Bloat in Ruby: A look on how we can prevent our Ruby application from blowing up the memory πŸ™πŸ»

4. Ruby 3.1 allows value omission in hash literals: The new Ruby version will come with a shorthand syntax for Hash literals.

5. What to do about bloated Rails Active Record models: Tactics for addressing the problem of bloated Active Record models.

We hope you find these links useful. Feel free to forward it to your friends! ;)

Have a nice week!

The FastRuby.io team.

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Fiona Lapham, Software Engineer


OmbuLabs: Why did you decide to become a developer?

Fiona: I decided to become a developer because it was time for a career change. I used to be a chef, and once I had kids I knew that lifestyle was not going to work anymore. I started thinking about what else I like to do, and I had always been interested in websites and how they work. I took a few online classes in Ruby and was hooked! After that I took a lot more classes, and then got a job at OmbuLabs. It’s the best job I’ve ever had.

OmbuLabs: What do you like most about OmbuLabs?

Fiona: The team. I enjoy working with and being around everyone at OmbuLabs. It’s such a fun environment to learn and grow.

OmbuLabs: What is a personal thing you would like to share about you?

Fiona: I have a random talent for spotting four-leaf-clovers, in fact I found one yesterday!

OmbuLabs: What is the most interesting thing you've learned while working for us?

Fiona: I have learned so many things, it’s impossible to say.

OmbuLabs: What do you like to do when you're not working?

Fiona: I love to hike, garden, read fiction, cook elaborate meals, listen to audiobooks while I go jogging, and play with my kids. I love anything to do with nature and being outside. Before the pandemic I loved to travel and go scuba-diving. I also like to play some computer games, growing up Myst was my favorite.

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