People who are new to Ruby on Rails must know that, one of the most daunting aspects is about knowing what the preferred way of accomplishing a given task is. In the due course of time many techniques and libraries have come but none of them had any substantial impact on the development process. However, there are some best practices that have been there for checking ROR code quality.
Listed below are some of the best rails best practices:
Fat Model, Skinny Controller:
One of the most appropriate and effective way of writing concise codes in Ruby on Rails is by following the well-known ‘Fat Model, Skinny Controller’ model. The model actually refers to the two major components M and C of MVC. The Skinny controller actually acts as a complementary interface between the view and the model.
Package Code into Gems and Plugins:
People who have used Ruby on Rails a decent amount must have notice or realized the worth of Ruby gems in the development process. Rub gem helps in writing good quality codes that will have optimistic impact on the developed website or application. Another very important aspect is that every time you write a code, it pays you off the next time when you try to develop application with similar functionality. Further, it also stops you and save your time in evaluating your approach to the problem.
If you get this feeling that you are actually manipulating data before inducing it to a model, then this means that it is a high time you should start with the structuring of your codes, so that you can take advantage of virtual attributes.
Cryptex Technologies makes significant use of Rails best practices for ensure their code quality is of premium level.