May 18, 2017
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Description: An insight into some basic things which can enhance your stance as a ruby developer. It is more about your mind set, rather than the know-how.

Simply ‘Rails’ or ‘Ruby  on Rails’ is an elegant, cost effective yet simple platform for  web-development. This certainly explains the popularity of this dynamic platform among firms that are hoping of getting rid from the conventional languages or platforms they had been using. Anyway, firms are always after getting the right potential Ruby developer. So this article basically offers you an insight into some fundamental things and qualities, which can enhance your performance as a Ruby on rails (ROR) developer.

While you must be into learning new tools and techniques and getting a different perspective regarding Rails always, some basic things are there, which is can as foundation to an enhanced performance as a developer. They have more to do with your mind set and do not have much to do with the know how thing.

1. Get your hands and brain on the ROR

Of course, you do not need to cram up the entire code of rails. Definitely, that isn’t to any degree going to make any sort of sense. However, it does have some parts which may gain your interest. I have recently been considering Rack middleware, which is shipped with ROR. The way Rails.env.production works has also been getting some of my attention quite recently. Why I suggest this is because there are many ‘Eurekas ‘ you can get hold in it, which you may not really find in the guides. Simply, reading the source code would offer you a better understanding of how it works behind the curtain (as well as why some things may not work!). Moreover, you might be able to figure out some tricks.

2. ROR guide- something you must never skip out

Another basic thing which you must never skip out is the ROR guide.  The ROR guide had always been one of the primary places for me to go for learning or understanding any feature throughout my initial period with Rails. While there is numerous books and blogs on ROR where you can more about it, the ROR guide still continues to be one of the best learning source. Moreover, you would get all the updated tricks and functionalities there.

3. Git track: get it cleared

I am personally a believer of cleaning the git history. Getting a better view of the way things are developed, while working on code-base that is something I have left untouched for a while or haven’t worked on before, is pretty much beneficial. This is because it aids in better understanding of the issue one may confront while working on such projects. Going through the commits again and checking for the sense and describing a different part of added function or logic change prior to submission of the PR is always helpful. Try cleaning up each of the commit, splitting an squashing them as well as refining them.

4. Get a play project going

Quite recently, I started on a blog once again and as the initial step, I got a brand new ROR project  going. This, I did as it would enable me to give a try to some of the new ideas I had on my head in relation to the potent matters.

The project bloomed out as a basic I’m am here thing whenever I was  up for a new snippet, trying or testing out a new pattern or design which I am not really confident of regarding the use. I get the changes committed when I find the new snippet or gem appealing. Further, as it would come handy when I need them somewhere else, I keep note of the issues i confronted and other keys.

5. RuboCop can come handy, anytime, anywhere

I personally believe that for a codebase that is uniform, a style guide and tools to enforce would be best. Given that uniformity, while browsing, keeps a check on the cognitive load, it is quite desirable.

Get the RuboCop active in your CI as well as editor would enable a CI to remain consistent.

Here is something you need to keep note of –With RuboCop, you might not actually need or support or like all the rules that come default with the Ruby Style guide. So you can opt for the set of rules that you may like and want to follow. The essence of the whole thing is that this would make it simpler to browse through a source code which’s got a common base of rules to stick and a common style.

Here are some basic qualities that firms look for in their developers

1. Code quality

Any average firm would always look to hire a developer who can develop high quality codes. The goal of high quality code can be achieved by balancing the testing emphasis as well as the design skills throughout the Ruby on Rails development stage.

2. Immense passion in development

Rather than someone who would perform just his job, firm are looking for expert Rail with passion for the area. Being active in sharing your knowledge over the ROR community through social platforms and blogs etc. would be a plus for you as a Rail developer.

3. Active in learning

A professional ruby developer would be independent and eager to learn. It would enable him to create and deliver the maximum value to his client/user.

4. Knowledge

Companies, of course give a greater preference to the developers with sufficient, in depth and relevant knowledge in programming and Database technologies rather than those with just the basic view in the area. This would lay a foundation to the supreme development practices for the developer.