How to Upgrade Any Rails Application Using Docker

Every time we start a new Rails upgrade project, we need to setup a whole new environment in our local machines. Sometimes that leads us down the rabbit hole which ends up breaking our environment for other client projects.

After years upgrading Rails applications, we learned that the best way to isolate our client projects' environments is using Docker.

That's why we decided to use Docker and docker-compose for all of our client projects. This year I had the opportunity to share our process in a series of workshops: Upgrade Rails 101: The Roadmap to Smooth Upgrades

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Getting Ready for Rails 6.0: How to Dual Boot

RailsConf 2019 is right around the corner. That means Rails 6.0 is right around the corner! Rails 6.0's beta has been available since January 18, 2019. Rails 6.0.0.rc1 was released today! 🎉

In this article I will explain how you can dual boot your application in your local environment and your CI server. I hope that this will help you get ready for the next stable release of Rails.

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Legacy Rails: Silently Judging You

I had to come up with a clever title because this article is about legacy Rails applications and I know that you might fall asleep by the third paragraph. Boooooring... You probably want to read about that new JavaScript framework that came out (I love that this sentence will always be true, it doesn't matter when you read this)

If you have been working with Rails for a few years, you have seen your fair share of shiny new applications, well-maintained and poorly-maintained legacy applications. This post is about Legacy Rails applications

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