I’ve been working on a project that requires a MySQL database. Everytime I pull changes from the repository, I have to run the migrations and seed the database. The seeders contain thousands of rows of data and it takes almost an hour to finish. A colleague of mine noticed this and taught me a nice trick to speed up the database operations and that is to use the RAM disk which I’ll be sharing in this post.
This past week I’ve been using Laravel at work and has been trying to apply Test Driven Development. My first step was to learn how to test the models which I’ll be demonstrating in this tutorial using Laravel 5.6. We’ll create a new project which has an Article model with attributes title, content and views.
When I was just starting to learn Ruby on Rails, I had trouble setting up multiple associations with the same model due to my lack of understanding and reliance on Rail’s “magical” generators. Here I’ll show you how to implement it and analyze how it happens. On this example there are two models, User and TransferRequest. TransferRequest has attributes sender and receiver which are instances of User.
Rails by default uses a numeric id as a parameter for its URL. Sometimes when building a website such as this blog, instead of emmanuelcorrales.com/blog/4 we want the url to be more SEO and user friendly like emmanuelcorrales.com/blog/seo-and-user-friendly-urls-for-rails-with-friendlyid. We can achieve this by using the FriendlyID gem. In this tutorial I'll show you how to use FriendlyID.