Rails Best Practices
The ActiveSupport method Time.zone.now should be used in place of the Ruby method Time.now to pickup the local time zone.
The params hash contains all the data that was submitted from a request. If you modify it, later code won't have access to it. Instead, copy the params hash and modify the copy.
activerecord provides default_scope to set a default scope for all operations on the model, it looks convenient at first, but will lead to some unexpected behaviors, we should avoid using it.
After many years of rails developing I have finally found satisfying solution to implement enums in rails.
We always have multiple processes for rails websites, if any of them crashed, your website failed, so it would be better to monitor all of the processes and automatically restart crashed processes.
Recently we saw rails exposed some security issues, github was attacked, rubygems.org was crashed, they all remind us we must pay more attentions on our rails projects.
Rails is integrated with sprockets from 3.1, which gives you the power to pre-process, compress and minify your assets. It's awesome, but it slows down deployment a lot.implemented
The "save" method on ActiveRecord returns "false" and does nothing if the record is invalid. You should always check the return value, otherwise you may inadvertently not save the record. If you think the record can never be invalid, or don't want to check the return value, use "save!"implemented
In C# or Java, you can `catch (Exception)` to rescue all exception types. However, in Ruby you should almost never catch `Exception`, but only catch `StandardError`.implemented