RichOnRails News - July 6th, 2017

RichOnRails News - July 6th, 2017


 Published July 6, 2017

RichOnRails.com News for July 6th, 2017

This year has been quite the journey. What started out as a 5 year celebration for RichOnRails.com ended with me spending almost a month in the hospital. At one point my organs had shut down and I was put on full life support. However, I survived. After needing several months to fully recover, I am back!

Site Updates

If you've been browsing around lately you probably noticed the color scheme has changed. That's not the only change that has happened to the site. Several internal changes have happened as well. The biggest change is a move to markdown for the article publishing backend. This should speed up the time it takes to write articles and publish them. There have also been other updates:

  • Site Emails: The email system uses a job backend. This job backend has been down for a while. Rather than spam users with a bunch of old emails, I cleared the job queue and I will be looking through a backup to see if any were relevant.

  • Comments: A minor issue with posting code in the comments section was fixed. Code should now render properly.

  • New Content: Several new articles are going to be coming out soon. I have a plan for articles covering a number of topics in the coming weeks. They will roll out as fast as I can write them.

  • Existing Content: I have plans to overhaul a bunch of articles to bring them into line with Rails 5.1. I also plan to fix bugs and expand coverage of many topics. Sometimes this will be in the existing article, other times it may take the form of a new article. To help keep users informed, I will be posting on twitter as well as facebook. the links are below:

  • Newsletter: The newsletter will be launching this month. I've had an explosion of signups since the redesign and I now feel confident that there are enough users to justify the cost. If you receive the newsletter and did not want it, simply hit the unsubscribe button at the bottom of the email.

Thanks for reading!


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