Welcome back after a longer break! I feel like much less things were happening in Ruby in recent weeks and there was not enough material to share here. And since I don’t want to force frequent issues over the quality, I decided to wait until the content queue fills up.
Let’s start with two posts from Janko Marohnić:
- First one is quite old and it is a introductory post about ImageProcessing – his library to, well, process images. It reached 1.0 in April and Janko shares why he created it and how it’s different/better than existing solutions.
- More recent post is a roundup of existing HTTP client libraries with some comparisons and a compelling analysis why http.rb is (maybe) the best of them.
- You probably have heard about guilds coming in Ruby 3. Today first code was revealed in one of the forks, owned by Koichi Sasada. Here is a comparison against master. Be warned though that it’s C code and understanding it is not necessarily easy.
- Luca Guidi wrote a pretty cool post about implementing async map/reduce queue in pure Ruby. I’m especially fond of it because I lately started to think that we rely too much on external tools (such as Sidekiq for any kind of asynchronous things) when chances are we could easily write something better-suited ourselves.
My small contibution:
- I reviewed Pagy – “the ultimate pagination ruby gem” – which made all the news some time ago. More precisely, I tried to integrate it with Hanami and find answer to a question: it it really as ORM-agnostic and as working-with-any-framework as advertised?
Thanks for reading!