Checkout the Timeline for the release of Rails 6.0

We all know there’s enough progress have been made towards the vision for Rails 6.0 that it makes sense to share our aspirational timeline for release. “Aspirational” being the key word, more so than “release” 😄. Software rarely ships on time, and we’ve had plenty of aspirational release dates that came and went in the past. But if optimism isn’t part of the fun of open source, then where would we be?
So. This is the timeline as we currently hope to see it for ror development :

  • January 15: Beta 1. We’ll merge the two new frameworks, Action Mailbox and Action Text, for this release.
  • February 1: Beta 2. We’ll make sure any other major improvements are included by then.
  • March 1: Release Candidate 1. We go feature complete by here.
  • April 1: Release Candidate 2. This should really be ready to ship, only new blockers will hold us back.
  • April 30: Final release. Ship and celebrate the release of Rails 6.0 at RailsConf 2019!

It always looks so nice and neat when laid out like that, right? Like some serious engineers did some serious engineering to figure this out. And not just a bunch of software writers plotting down their hopes and dreams. But yeah, it’s really the engineering part we went for (no it wasn’t).

Worth noting: Rails 6.0 will require Ruby 2.5+! So you can get ready by making sure you’re already running this version of Ruby. Also note that following the release of Rails 6.0, only Rails 6.x.y and Rails 5.2.x are guaranteed to receive both major and minor security fixes by Rails core. (As always, we may still choose to provide fixes further back, but there’s no guarantee).

As always, please help us make this a reality by running rails/master for new apps and existing ones, if you sport that High Adventure gene (aka no risk of getting fired if you hit a bug). Basecamp 3 is already running rails/master in production, so you know the main branch is at least in pretty good working order!

Our release manager for Rails 6.0 will be Rafael França with backup from Kasper Timm Hansen 🙏

To Rails Six Oh And Beyond! 🚀🚂

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​Though we’ve witnessed several methodologies gaining widespread acceptance in the IT Industry in past few decades, it is crucial for businesses to decide on adopting the right methodology with the acceptable framework that helps to achieve their business vision.
With a strong team of domain experts working across wide-ranged technologies, on the project management front, it becomes easier for us to suggest the most efficient methodology suitable for your business needs. Once the choice of methodology is made, it helps our technical team to deliver projects of varying complexity levels in the most cost-effective ways. Evolving Customer Expectations: The way customer experiences pertaining to technology evolve now, are based on the last experiences they had. With this as a challenge for the IT industry, in the past few decades, Customer Success was supposed to mean ‘doing whatever would keep the customer happy’. However, the fact is that customer success is may just not be just about helping the customers get adapted to all the technologies since the technologies keep evolving, but it is meant to help the customers adopt the right technologies that are suitable to their business needs in the long-term and achieve the business goals such as build more capabilities, add more features, involve more users and increase the ROI. Accomplishing this would not only benefit us with a short time-to-market for the product but also help it sustain in a competitive marketplace, continuously helping the customers refine the product further and help it stand out as the best-in-market. We Make Difference: We work as a partner with our customers not only to help them reach their business objective but also help them add more value to their offerings: Technology & Engineering insights Roadmap & suggestions to expand their business Better delivery for their customers Help them be more competitive in the marketplace Help their business sustain in the market Railscarma – Agile Transformation from Traditional Waterfall Technique:
Agile has introduced the new ways of looking at the things. The world of agile started with rapid ruby on rails application development, the transformation from traditional waterfall to agile or scrum.
We not only transformed our project management into Agile but helped our customers moving towards agile as well. We did not only transform our project management into Agile but helped our customers make a move towards agile as well. The simple difference is that the traditional waterfall will always have the scope defined first and the time and the budget gets estimated alongside. Usually, it gets crunched making it really hard to adopt the change during execution, as it would require one to completely re-plan the things all over. On the other hand, agile is slightly a reversal of this logic. The time, resources, the budget & the cost is projected first, and therefore, there is an opportunity to define the items that can be delivered within the duration set for the requirements & the scope will thus defined in the due course of time. One of the greatest advantages of delivering the projects in this manner, is that there are no disappointments on anyone’s part. This is mainly because, the customer & the business knows exactly what they would be getting at the end. So, the entire team can focus on the objective in a relaxed manner and meet the expectations without compromising on the quality.
We are extensively experienced in working with the agile rails methodology , in a collaborated model where our teams can be either located in one place or in a global delivery model while working in collaboration with a global team on our side and/or the client side. Using some of the strong key principles of Agile has helped us deliver the most complex of the projects:

​1. Team Interaction over process & Procedures Good face-to-face interactions with the individuals & communications make it much faster & easier to meet the end goals.

2. Customer Collaboration over contract negotiation Instead of locking the customer in a cage by defining the exact details of the project before the start, collaborating with the customer and the team makes it more effective to ascertain the best solutions and meet the outcome as we progress. The team collaborates directly with the customer with the focus on finding the best solution rather than spending time on finding the exact project details. The team collaborates directly with the customer with the focus on finding the best solution rather than spending time on finding the exact project details.

3. Reacting to Change over plan Nothing ever goes according to the plan as the technology and the market keeps on changing and our decisions take that into account. Agile gives the flexibility to absorb the market dynamics and make adjustments according to the changing situations.

4. Potentially releasable software over comprehensive Documentation Traditional software development often produces extensive documentation much before the program is released for initial testing. However, agile recommends that it would be better to have the software than investing more time in documentation. This helps the software to be taken to the market as quickly as possible. The advantaged we add Customer-focused Flexibility-centric Retrospect Improvement Transparency RAID Logs Frequent Checkpoints Adequate Reporting Ruby on Rails Development Company  helps top startups and companies build remarkable web and mobile products we work according to agile methodologies to deliver the best results reducing the budget for development and its timeline.
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Is IOT going to be the next superhero for this generation??


You’ve likely heard the term Internet of Thingsat some point from a colleague, an article, or an advertisement. But the term is very broad & its changing the way we used to live. Now we are moving in an era where technology is dominating the world, but this time it’s for good. Many of the people is not used to a word called IOT, but believes me or not somehow you are the part of this transformation.  IoT companies is growing day by day a range of lighting manufacturers, connected technology companies and industry groups have come together to form a new industry alliance.

In short, the Internet of Things refers to the rapidly growing network of connected objects that are able to collect and exchange data using embedded sensors. To help and clarify how IoT works we have some of the application for you that i am going to tell you.

Applications of the Internet of Things…….

Smart Home

At that moment smart home is one of the most popular IOT application that we have, because it is one that is very affordable and readily available for the consumers. Smart home basically contains a product that is connected by your device, suppose that you are driving home on a hot summer day so you can simply use your smartphone when you are on your way to tell your smart thermostat to lower the temperature, that is IOT for you.

Smart cities

You never judge what is the potential that IOT have, for judging IOT we need to advance our thinking process. It has the potential to solve problems that a common man face in a daily routine, so i can say it’s the new Spiderman for this world that can save you from troubles. But it wasn’t a joke it really can, with proper connection & infrastructure it has the power to saves you from traffic congestion issues, crime and pollution.


Now we are in 21st century, and watches are no longer just for telling time. The Apple Watch and other smart-watches on the market have turned our wrists into smart-phone holsters by enabling text messaging, phone calls, and more. And device like Fitbit have helped revolutionize the fitness world by giving people more data about their workouts.

We @ carmatec caters IoT solutions to its wide customer base to collect & secure data into the best available Cloud Technology by upgrading the systems.

5 upcoming Web Design Trends for 2017

5 upcoming Website Design Trends for 2017

Having said that, we have compiled a list of 5 of the latest website design trends that are going to reign over the digital market-space in the year 2017 and beyond. This list is meant to provide you with a general guideline on what design elements are more likely to work this year, as compared to their counterparts. However, it goes without saying that the website design basics will still continue to remain as important as ever.

1. Responsive layouts

2. Overly Simplified Menus

3 Minimalism accompanied by Micro-interactions

5 Breaking out of the grid

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Step-By-Step Guide to Building Your First Ruby Gem


Nowadays all the functionalities in Rails are built as Ruby gems. For example we can use devise gem for the authentication part of the application. It’s like a package or library that is written in Ruby programming language. Moreover it can be imported and used by others in their programs.

Step 1
Bundler is like a dependency management tool for Ruby, which is also used by Rails. We will use Bundler for the basic gem structure. It helps us to install the correct versions of the gem and forces us to use the same in the application. So the command for that is, gem bundler install
After bundling, we should specify the gem “name” that we are going to create i.e. Bundle gem “testgem” will create a repository shown below

ruby-gem - Step-By-Step Guide to Building Your First Ruby Gem
So in this we can see the basic gem structure. Under the lib folder, version file will be used to mention the version of the Gem. We can edit the version as per our convenience and release it that will be the version in Rubygems.

rubygem - Step-By-Step Guide to Building Your First Ruby Gem

Step 2
We will consider testgem.gemspec, with testgem as the name of the gem that we will create for sample. It will be used to set up the gem on rubgems, for e.g., name of the gem, summary, description, files that are required in this project, test files that are used to testing the files in the project etc.

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Rake file: – This makes releasing the new versions of the gem, and also helps other developers to check the test cases if they are going to modify the particular gem.
After the rake, we should create a test folder and test cases for each segments will be included here in the app directory.

Step 3
Planning to make a rubygem, then we need to analyse the requirements what to build up and what all functionalities should be included in that.
While generating, we should create a sample.rb file inside lib folder and create own class with namespace because the other plugin has also the same classes then it will get conflict in the names. And require the sample.rb file in the testgem.rb file like reqiure “testgem/sample”.

Step 4
We have require “bundler/gem_tasks” in rake file so when we run rake release, it will release the gem to ruby gems and make it available. Push to git repository

RubyGems are commonly used in Applications
1) Rails – Rails is a ruby gem
2) Better Errors / Rails Footnotes – Debugging tools for Rails/Rack apps.
3) Resque / Delayed Job / Sidekiq – Used for creating background jobs, placing them on multiple queues, and processing them later.
4) Cancan / Devise – Authorization / Authentication Gems for Ruby on Rails.
5) Letter Opener – Test your emails within the browser itself.
6) Discourse – Discussion Forum.
7) Carrierwave / Paperclip – Classy solutions for file uploads for Rails.
8) Whenever – Cron jobs (scheduled tasks) in Ruby.
9) Thin / Unicorn / Puma – Web servers.

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Application API with Ruby on Rails


What is an API? Why API in ROR?
An API is an application programing interface. It’s an interface between inside and outside where outside interact with inside using codes. So the inside could be a server or devise like mobile, IPad, software libraries like Ruby on Rails, JQuery etc., interacting with HTTP through the web.
API’s are built as a component of the application. Basically we need to have a web API if we want to store and process our data in server and let any other application (web application, mobile application, iOS devices etc.) request and get data from that server if needed. These other applications can be part of your system or you can open your data for others to use.

Advantages of Building an API
We can separate the front end into Angular JS, Ember JS, or other popular client frameworks for building customized UI.

Advantages :

  • Lots of flexibility
  • Lower maintenance cost
  • Higher scalability
  • Simplicity
  • API development also allows you to easily integrate other user interfaces, which saves a lot of time.

Disadvantages of building an API

  • Since the coder is sending message repeatedly with redundant information, it adds up to the bandwidth.
  • Negligible latency
  • Use of headers is clumsy and ties the API to HTTTP Response.

REST API in Rails
Representational state Transfer convention for Hadoop developed in the software architectural style for the web. The architecture is used for giving flexibility to retrieve data through some endpoints. It runs over HTTP protocol.

How does one makes an API REQUEST?
E.g. URL: -

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Protocol       SERVER              URI

Each resource has two URI’s, one represents the collections of the list i.e., and other represents the item, i.e. it represents the single item in that collection
For building an API, We can use the Gem called “gem rails-api” , Generally, API needs to respond to uniform resource identifier (URI) and HTTTP. So,

In Routes,

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Rails generator create a Userscontroller and related routes specs. In the above routes, by defining a namespace under the routes.rb file, Rails will automatically map that namespace to an index coordinating the name under the controllers folder, the api/ directory. And the response we are acheiving via JSON format, so we just need to specify this format as the default one. Setting the API under a subdomain due to escalate the application to a DNS level.
And path option is to set the starting path for any request to be root in relation to the subdomain.


Versioning the  application provides the basic structure to the API, and also when changes needs to be  done then we  can give developers the opportunity to adapt for the new features while old ones are being deprecated. In order to set the version for the API, we first need to add another directory under the API we created i.e. “v1”.we can add scope our API into different versions according to our convenience.

Scope module: :v1,
Constraints: 1, default: true) do

Generating the Controller
Command use to generate the User controller, rails generate controller API:: v1::users

In controller we need to do the requests respond with JSON data, Technically JSON is a lightweight data-interchange format, a collection of name/value pairs. In various languages, this is realized as an object, record, struct, dictionary, hash table, keyed list, or associative array.
In rails, there is a gem called Active model serializer for implementing the JSON response. By using this gem we will get the proper format of the JSON.
Active Model Serializer is a great way to build JSON responses using an object oriented approach. The objects have a very similar feel on how your ActiveModel object is set up in terms of attributes and relationships. It likewise permits you to pick your connector to decide what type of JSON structure is produced-or to build your own.

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HTTP Status code, is just way to uniformly tell the person what the respond is, whether the response shows error or not.
And some of the status code are,
200 – OK , Successful Get
204 – No content, Successful Delete or Post
201 – Created – Successful Post
422 – Unprocessable Entity
401- Unauthorized, Authentication Failure

For the security reason in our API application, we can use HTTPS,
Rails.application.configure do
config.force_ssl = true

Finally,Testing the API,S
comand line: – curl or htttpie
Browser: – Postman, JSON-Formatter
Rspec :- Request Specs
Rails Minitest :- Integration tests

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Essential & Useful Ruby Gems for Rails 4

Essential & Useful Ruby Gems for Rails 4

Ruby on Rails framework is a powerful tool for building web applications. It is easy to learn and it comes with plenty of built-in functions which help to speed up the development of your web application such as an object-relation mapper and routing. Ruby on Rails uses the MVC pattern to organize application programming. Ruby gems makes development much easier. They are packaging systems designed to facilitate the creation and distribution of Ruby programs and libraries.

Check out some of the best Ruby on Rails gems for Rails 4.


Using this gem you can upload files in your applications. It store them on different back ends. It supports a variety of ORMs, frameworks and image processors such as ImageMagick and GraphicsMagick. CarrierWave keeps your code clean, reusable and it is easy to test.

To install :

$ gem install carrierwave

To add to your Gemfile:

gem “carrierwave”

To generate an uploder :

class AvatarUploader < CarrierWave::Uploader::Base
storage :file

The about command will give you a file in app/uploaders/image_uploader.rb


There are many gems for background processing, Sidekiq is the one of the most popular one and it uses threads to perform jobs at the same time in the same process and it is compatible with Resque. Sidekiq supports sending emails asynchronously with Action Mailer out of the box. The reason behind its popularity is the simplicity of its API.

Gem Installation : gem install sidekiq


Bullet gem is designed to help you increase your application’s performance by reducing the number of queries it makes. It will watch your queries while you develop your application and notify you when you should add eager loading, when you are using eager loading that is not necessary and when you should use counter cache.Best practice is to use Bullet in development mode or staging mode.


Draper gem provides decorators which bundles view logic in an object oriented fashion. It helps make your views much cleaner and lets you avoid writing helpers
To install Draper gem below line to your Gemfile:

gem “draper”, “~> 1.3”


paper_trial gem is used to track your model changes for auditing, and it stores the pre change version of model. Also, it does not waste space storing a version of the object as it currently stands, PaperTrail stores the values in the Model Before column. Other auditing plugins store the after column. PaperTrail makes reverting to a previous version easy, PaperTrail can restore three types of associations: has_many_through, has_many, and has_one.

To install Paper Trial gem below line to your Gemfile:

gem “paper_trail”

Active Admin

Active admin is Ruby On Rails plugin. Using this framework you can create an admin interface to manage you data and this gem is highly simple for developers to implement beautiful and elegant interfaces with very little effort. To install this gem add line to you gem file and run buldle install, after installing the gem, you need to run the generator. By default this gem is using Devise, and the generator creates an AdminUser model.

gem “activeadmin” # to install gem
rails g active_admin:install   # creates the AdminUser class

Strong parameters

Rails 4 requires you to whitelist input values for your app. This feature is known as Strong Parameters. It adds an extra layer of security that prevents attackers from posting harmful or garbage information to your application.

To install Strong Parameters gem below line to your Gemfile:

gem “strong_parameters”


axlsx_rails provides a renderer and a template handler. It adds the: xlsx format and parses .xlsx.axlsx templates. This lets you take all the Axlsx code out of your controller or model and place it inside the template, where view code belongs, axlsx provides three options for initializing a spreadsheet:

1. xlsx_author (String) – The author of the document
2. xlsx_created_at (Time) – Timestamp in the document properties (defaults to current time)
3. xlsx_use_shared_strings (Boolean) – This is passed to the workbook to specify that shared strings should be used when serializing the package.

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