What does “bundle exec” mean?

Getting started with Ruby and Rails is quite different to many other programming environments. Instead of starting with an IDE and something visual to build on, you’re left at a command line with a plain text editor. If you’re not familiar with this style of development it can seem pretty confusing, some of the commands… Continue reading

How can I store application secrets without keeping them in my source code?

I’m using AWS and I need to store my credentials securely. I’ve heard that I should store them in the environment which is something to do with the program that’s running. I’ve also tried putting it in an initialiser but couldn’t figure out how to access it from my controllers. When you have important secrets… Continue reading

What’s the best way to automate actions in my ruby project?

I want to set up an email alert based on a user-given date (I have a “valid-to” variable and I want to send an email alert a few days before the expiry); is there a gem that can do that? Assuming you’re using a Unix-like system (which for most Ruby programmers is the case, there’s… Continue reading