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For this fourth publication I want to focus a bit on background job processing with Ruby and remote work. Those are two topics I have worked on and with quite a lot over the years and I am always happy to read more and share on them.
Ruby has a nice panel of possibilities for background jobs. We covered Que in Episode 2 , but the most known solutions are usually Sidekiq and Delayed Job. So it's quite common to see comparisons between those different solutions. This week AppSignal's blog has a post comparing Sidekiq and DelayedJob. I don't always go with such click bait titles but the content is good to get a quick overview of the differences.
And this leads us to look a bit more into Ruby and arguments. There has been changes in this over the last few years so it can't be bad to have a read to refresh ourselves on the topic. I have listed a few posts I have found on Ruby keyword arguments over the last major versions.
Then I wanted to read and share on Remote Work. There is a lot to read on this out there. This week I have found a few posts on leaddev on this topic : how to run better meetings, how remote change our leadership style. And I encountered a great post from @olivianlacan on communication tools for remote workers.
I also stumbled upon some nice nuggets : on vim-config from @joemasilotti, on AI powered transcripts and their potential issues (following my link to AssemblyAI content in episode 3). The latter one is a good reminder that, among all those SaaS services gobbling tons of our data, there is a real risk of exposure of that data to third parties. This exposure can be known to us or not, known to the provided or not.
Have fun !
- https://thoughtbot.com/blog/ruby-2-keyword-arguments oldy on ruby keyword arguments
- https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2019/12/12/separation-of-positional-and-keyword-arguments-in-ruby-3-0/ keyword arguments changes in Ruby 3.x
- https://leaddev.com/managing-distributed-teams/run-better-meetings-build-community-your-remote-team A great piece on how run meetings
- https://leaddev.com/managing-distributed-teams/huge-opportunity-remote-leadership Good food for thought on how remote work is changing our leadership style
- https://olivierlacan.com/posts/high-fidelity-remote-communication/ A good post on remote communication tools (camera, microphone, ...)
- @joemasilotti shared his vim-config : https://github.com/joemasilotti/vim-config ; always interesting for other vim users to have a look over the shoulders of our neighbors
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