RubyGems were developed to simplify and accelerate the stages of the application creation deployment and library connection. Utilizing this package manager for Ruby saves you time as you get ready-made solutions to almost any task instead of writing the functions from scratch. Each gem contains a particular element of functionality including all related files. Unfortunately they aren structured in any way so in order to find ruby gems it better to use a regular search engine and the required key words (check GitHub s ). Our dedicated development team also actively employs Ruby Gems in the process of software development. Here is the top of the most popular and useful ruby gems according to our experience GeoCoder s . Being able to connect through itself over 4 APIs this Ruby gem implements both the direct and reverse geocoding by IP address geographical coordinates and even real physical addresses (e.g. the address of the street). Bullet s . The most downloaded Ruby gems out there. It was initially created with an intention to boost software performance. It does so by decreasing the total amount of client-server requests. Basically Bullet tracks the N+1 cases of requests and notifies the developer when other tools can be used instead (e.g. cache counter). Pry s . We rmend to simplify the bug fixing procedures for your RoR-based application with the Pry gem which is a more advanced alternative to the standard IRB wrapper. ActiveModelSerializers s (which starts lagging while processingpound documents) and uses caching. Fast JSON API s . Fast JSON API wille in handy when you need fast serialization of software code. It works much faster than Wicked PDF s . This gem is working alongside with wkhtmltopdf s and helps realizing an interaction with the DSL generator. Devise Masquerade s . This Ruby gem helps developing multi user apps. In particular youll be able to test your app from the perspective of users with different levels of access. Devise s . Based on the MVC model the Devise gem can provide secure user authentication and session management. Letter opener s . If you need to create a newsletter mechanism to send notifications to all users that launched your app this gem will help you do that much easier you won need to integrate and configure your own SMTP server. Money Rails s . If you are planning to integrate your app with Ruby Money this gem wille in quite handy. Pundit s . A tool that allows defining different levels of access to the app functionality according to the rights of an authorized user.
What are five reasons why Mac is better than Windows?
Everyday I use MacOS Windows and Linux at work. Before I get into the benefits for MacOS I would like to express that when you arefortable with howputers work you can use any operating system to get work done. This is similar to how you can drive any car to work each day some cars just may be more fun or practical then others. That said you wouldn't want to tow a yhact with a Lamborghini. ) Hardware matched to software ordered-list On a typical MacOS installation both the hardware and the software were designed by Apple. This means that not only can Apple develop their software to optimise their hardware choices they do not have to support hardware that they do not use. Windows and Linux both need to work on the majority of hardware which makes them more bloated and less optimised. MacOS is able to optimize the limited hardware support in a way that allows for better performance over all. 2. Automator MacOSes with two tools that cannot be easily matched on any other Operating System. These tools are Automator and Apple Script. Automator allows users to create simple or extremely advanced workflows which can be used to speed up tasks. For example I have an Automations that Merge multiple PDF files together create audio files from files switch my host file based on the network that I am currently on purge my trash bin periodically etc. The idea is to replicate any repeated tasks into a work flow and let MacOS work for you. Apple Script is the more powerful but more boring looking version of Automator. Apple Script allows you to build mini programs that interface with other applications on your Mac. The most used Apple Script I have these days is one that clears all my send files in Outlook Forwards all emails in my Outlook Evernote folder to Evernote clears the Evernote folder and finally deletes the trash in Outlook. This process would take around ten minutes manually each day with Apple Script it takes less then 2 seconds toplete and I do not need to do any manual work. 3. Homebrew If you do not use terminal this one may not seem as important. Home brew is a terminal application that allows for easy search and installation of both terminal applications and gui applications. Home brew allows me to easily get information from the web whether it is bulk downloads of data for a website I am currently working on splitting my terminal LAMP setups etc. 4. Software Updates Operating System Software updates give me trust issues. I work in software and usually use beta releases of most tools. Software updates are very important to make sure that you have a secure and fully functional devices. On Windows it ismonplace for a software update to break something unrelated in the process. That's not to say that Microsoft does not QA properly however there are so many different devices that run Windows currently and it is extremely unlikely that they would be able to test every confirgurafion before publishing an update. Because MacOS runs on a specific hardware set you are extremely less likely to experience an issue running an update. 5. Backups Backups much like insurance are things that you only think of when you actually need to use their benefits. All three big platforms have a back up process but in my opinion none are even close to how effortless MacOS backups are. When you get a Mac and you setup a backup drive MacOS will automatically backup your wholeputer to the drive whenever the drive is accessible. It will also remind of you go without backing up for a few days. if anything happens to your Mac or if you get a new Mac you can restore from that backup before you even log into the newputer. Once the back up restores your new Mac will be EXACTLY the same as your old one! This gives you a feeling of confidence knowing that someone could steal or damage yourputer and you would not lose any of your data. Once you have another Mac you are back up and running exactly we're you left off. Bonus Security I mentions a stolen Mac before. If you have Filevault turned on on your Mac the whole drive is Encrypted automatically. This means that as long as you have a secure password it is very unlikely that anyone would be able to get your data if they took your Mac from you.
What is your favorite Macbook feature?
Extremely lightweight and easy to carry around. Barely gets hot even after long usage. Its PCIe SSD is way faster than the SATA III SSD found on most Windows laptop. It boots instantly and by boot I mean full boot not the half arsed boot that Windows 1 does. Its APFS file system is resistant to fragmentation due to this reason Mac doesn't slow down with time while on other hand Windows is still stuck with NTFS which is prone to fragmentation and often slows down your system with time and in worst case corrupts your files for no apparent reason. The primitive NTFS file system is the very reason why Windows PCs need to be formatted so often. Every app in Mac is rigidly sandboxed so a virus or any kind of malware can't impact it unless you yourself permit it to do so by using the super-user password. About Windows meh it's pathetic and literally a sitting duck for viruses. Mac is basically based on UNIX unlike Linux it's a UNIX based operating system. It has a powerful terminal you can configure your own repositories with Homebrew. Compile apps from scratch. It's more customisable than Windows but at the same time way more stable than Windows and Linux based distros. Mac works perfectly with all USB and Thunderbolt audio interface. Apple Core Audio is the standard audio driver of music industry and almost all digital audio interfaces use it as their default driver. This ensures that you won't face driver issues even after an digital audio interface is discontinued. Windows on other hand requires 3rd party driver for all USB audio interfaces in worst case if the manufacturer discontinues the audio interface and stops updating the driver for it then you're pretty much screwed that's exactly what happened in case of Mackie audio interfaces which used to work on Windows 7 but stopped working on Windows 1 due to driver issues. Maces preinstalled with an extremely nifty tool called Preview which functions as s and PDF on it. You don't need to install 3rd party PDF readers on Mac. It has perfect synchronization with iOS. My playlists my podcast subscriptions my clipboard my Logic X Pro and Garageband projects myics my notes my documents my reminders everything is perfectly synchronized between my Mac and my iOS device. Windows has no such option Microsoft could have done it with Windows 1 Mobile but they killed off that OS and synchronization between Windows and Android is pretty much non-existent. Mac is the most ideal platform for DAWs. Once again almost all DAWs are made to work perfectly with the core audio driver on Mac. On Mac you get minimal latency with DAWs and amp sims. Windows on other hand is often hit and miss due to the requirement of third party drivers. No Windows machine till date has a trackpad as smooth and responsive as that of a MacBook. The updates on a Mac actually carry on without any problem. On other hand on Windows there's always an issue with upfates getting stuck and all. You don't need to install separate Telnet and SSH clients on Mac. Just install GNU Inetutils Netcat and Moshmandline tools and voila your default terminal bes so powerful that it blows clients like PuTTy into weeds. The most fastest download manger called Maxel is only available for Mac. It splits downloads into 1 segments. IDM on other hand is able to split download only in 32 segments. You can even installmandline download managers like Aria2c and Axel on Mac they are extremely lightweight and their segmentation can be increased upto as many segments that you want. If you like to arrange you movie and series collection with tags and album art and you like to merge subtitles into movies then you have the mpst fastest tool for it on Mac called Subler. Unlike other softwares it doesn't re-encode the whole video it remuxes it wherein it just puts the subtitle tag and album art into the existing file container of the movie. That's why it's not only extremely fast but also doesn't cause any quality loss. Both Mac and Windows provide rudimentary photo editing capabilities for free but Mac provides more facilities by providing you option to change colour curves and other properties of photos. Windows built-in photo editing options are just way too barebones. Of course I know all serious photo editors opt for good quality photo editing software but still it's good to have a lightweight built-in tool to do minor adjustments to a photo in a hurry. You don't need a video editor to cut a video in Mac just open the video in QuickTime player and go to edit and you'll see an option to cut the video. You don't even need to use screen recorder on Mac QuickTime takes care of that too. With a recent update you don't even need to open a document to make a PDF of it just secondary click on it and click on make PDF. VLC for Mac provides you additional option to save not only your equalizer but also spatializer andpressor settings as presets. This option is exclusive only to Mac and isn't found on Windows and Linux versions of VLC. Most open-source softwares have better support for Mac than Windows. Due to this reason you enjoy the best of both worlds. You have great quality open-source software as well as great quality proprietary software. The good support for open-source software primarilyes from the UNIX lineage of Mac. You can run Windows apps on Mac using Wine or Crossover. But you can't run Mac apps on Windows. Mac has a systemwide dictionary and search feature called lookup. Just select a word and three finger tap (or force touch on it) and lookup shows you the word meaning WikiPedia entry etc. It works offline and from any application wherein you can select a word like iBooks Safari Chrome Preview and other PDF readers Microsoft Word etc. Siri is not at all obstrusive she will be there when you launch or need her. Unlike Cortana she won't jump at you while you try to search something and won't bug you without any reason. Spotlight is just addictive it functions as a search tool currency converter eMail search calculator etc. There are other things I like about my MacBook too but this answer is already too long I don't feel like typing anymore.
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