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Open Source Status Update – August 2020

Hey y’all! It’s time for another OSS update. I was quite busy with my “normal work” in August so unfortunately I didn’t manage to work on rom-rb like I planned. I focused mostly on dry-rb maintenance work and growing my YouTube channel. OK let’s see what happened! Saying “good bye”...

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Open Source Status Update – July 2020

In July I went on holidays and had quite a busy month at my day job but nevertheless I’ve managed to push things forward. Here’s a summary of what happened! New dry-validation releases We’ve had two bug-fix releases of dry-validation. Just like in case of a couple of previous releases,...

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Be cautious with Ruby coercion methods

Coercion is a tricky problem to solve and it’s something we need pretty much everywhere. Whether you’re building a web application or a CLI tool, you will have to coerce values in some way. I say it’s a tricky problem because Ruby comes with many builtin coercion methods but it’s...

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Open Source Status Update – April – June 2020

It’s finally time for another Open Source Status Update! This one’s different as it covers last three months. Due to pandemic situation and having my kids at home, including online schooling, it was really difficult to do any OSS hacking. We’ve got some things done regardless in March and April...

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Open Source Status Update – March 2020

It’s time for my second Open Source Update πŸ™‚ This one covers March 2020. As you can probably imagine, last few weeks were very challenging due to pandemic. I tried to push things forward regardless but I didn’t manage to accomplish everything I planned. dry-schema & dry-validation 1.5.0 You can...

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Open Source Status Update

Inspired by Samuel Williams` “Open Source Progress Report” I decided to start doing the same thing and so this is the first Open Source Status Update from me. I hope to make this a habit and who knows maybe I’ll even start blogging on a regular basis again 🀞🏻 I’ll...

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GitHub Sponsorship

GitHub has recently started their Sponsors program and I was lucky to get an invite pretty early on when it’s still in a closed beta phase. I received the invite on August 30th and it took me exactly one month to finally fill out my profile and get it published....

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Introducing dry-schema

Two years ago (!!!) I published a post on discourse.dry-rb.org explaining my plans for dry-validation 1.0.0 and in this post I mentioned that there will be a new gem called dry-schema that dry-validation will use for its schemas. It’s crazy how time flies because I swear I thought it was...

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Duck typing vs type safety in Ruby

Duck typing is one of the virtues of the Ruby language, it adds a lot of flexibility to the code, and allows us to use objects of different type in places where only specific methods are needed. Even though the idea behind duck typing may seem to be straight-forward, it...

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