Finds of the Week – January 27, 2015

 3 ways to monkey patch without making a mess

Good write up on using a module to encapsulate your monkey patch so that it makes it easier to maintain.

How We Test Rails Applications

Overview of how thoughtbot tests rails applications. I am working on getting better at testing and found this to be helpful.

How Patrick McKenzie builds Twilio Apps

Really nice article going from simple sinatra sample code to how to monitor and ensure uptime.

Encryption on Rails – A Primer

How to use AES and attr_encrypted as well as key rotation. Make sure to read to the bottom for the link to StackOverflow about also performing message authentication.

Why you suck at estimating – a lesson in psychology

Walkthrough of some of the various psychological effects that can be influencing your estimates.

Command-line tools can be 235x faster than your Hadoop cluster

How to use xargs, awk (gawk/mawk), and find to process files on the command line for aggregated statistics. Nice to see what you can do without building a large scale infrastructure using tools at hand. 

Github Cheat Sheet

List of hidden and not as well known github features that could be helpful.

Thoughbot’s Today I Learned

Thoughtbot is updating a github repo with different things that members of their team have learned. The items are sorted into different categories such as ruby, rails, javascript, OSX, etc…

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