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Testing Rails applications on real mobile devices (both design and features such as camera access).

By Glen Crawford,

2020 development mobile Ruby on Rails ux

As more and more people start using their mobiles as their primary devices, both for personal and work purposes, we have gotten an increasing number of clients requesting features that make use of the capabilities that their mobile devices offer over regular computers. While these are certainly more fun to develop than a (let's be honest) vanilla Rails app, they can offer challenges, such as how to test them effectively.

There are plenty of ways to do so; many browsers nowadays offer a way to simulate different screen sizes, device orientations, and pixel ratios, such as Responsive Design Mode in Firefox. You can also use emulators, VMs, and services like BrowserStack. You have lots of options to simulate, but I want to briefly outline how to use real devices to test your apps running on your local Rails server. The benefits of this approach are:

What is Technical Debt?

By Gavin Terpstra,

2020 development management rails Ruby on Rails technical debt

First, what is technical debt and why is addressing it important?

Technical debt is a concept in software development that reflects the implied cost of additional rework caused by choosing a limited, often 'easy' solution over a more durable and complex approach that would take longer or have higher development costs.

Passing the Heroku Architecture Designer Certificate

By Tim Hemi,

2020 Heroku operations

Working in the Operations Division of reinteractive, we host client's applications on both AWS and Heroku as part of our OpsCare service. It is important that we are constantly learning and staying ahead of technology advancements.

As part of that, I recently achieved my Heroku Architect Designer Certificate and would like to share with you my journey and more importantly, a consolidated list of study materials that I found useful.

The benefits of an expert review of your application

By Glen Crawford,

2020 App Review Code Review development Ruby on Rails

Having just finished three App Reviews of Ruby on Rails apps for clients, I thought I would share the benefits of getting your code reviewed by a developer as part of a standard risk management plan. Reviewing your applications for potential risks carries the same level of importance as assessing for other business risks such as fire, flood and theft. You have likely invested heavily in a custom application, and when it is vitally important to your business operations, it is essential that you identify and are actively mitigating any risks. That way your software investment stays in great shape, bringing in returns for years to come.

We treat every app we review as the most important app we have ever dealt with:

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