Debugging Ruby
Debugging Ruby
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Debugging Ruby

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Last updated on 2014-10-16

About the Book

"The ability to debug code is arguably more important than the ability to write code."

I've been helping people debug Ruby code for years now in the #rubyonrails IRC channel on Freenode, Stack Overflow and as a full-time job.

Debugging Ruby is a book containing examples of common debugging pitfalls with Ruby code and Rails applications, using cases that I've seen in my day-to-day work. Starting off with some simple Ruby examples and moving into more and more complex territory, this book will educate you in the ways of debugging Ruby code efficiently and what to do in the case of when things go wrong.

About the Author

Ryan Bigg
Ryan Bigg

Ryan has been writing books and documentation for Rails for over a decade. These books have sold over 15,000 copies worldwide. On top of this, Ryan is prolific on Stack Overflow and maintains a few open source projects too.

Ryan lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Table of Contents

  • General Debugging Tips
    • Debugging frame of mind
  • Debugging Ruby
    • Basic Example #1
    • Basic Example #2
    • Basic Example #2
  • Debugging Rails
    • Workflow
    • Rails Example #1 - form_for
    • Rails Example #2 - Routing HTTP verbs/methods
    • Debugging slow code
    • TODO
  • Handling Exceptions
  • Advanced Rails Debugging
    • Advanced Rails Example #1 - Broken Devise Application

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