6 tools to keep your Rails code clean
Handling a large application with many lines of code can be tedious for you as well as for your team. Even after much care, the accumulation of some lines of codes that are non-functional is difficult to avoid. Such a situation also arises when there is a requirement of optimizing someone else’s application.
If you will resort to perform this task manually then it can adversely affect your productiveness. If you are Ruby on Rails developer then you need not to worry much about keeping your code clean and organized. There are certain third-party tools that can help you a lot in order to keep your code more maintainable, secured and optimized.
Let’s have a look at some of them.
Bullet, which is developed by Richard Hung is a powerful gem that elevates the performance of the application and allows you to proceed with a smooth Ruby mobile app development. It helps you to kill all the N+1 queries as well as unnecessarily loaded relations. N+1 queries create problems which affect the performance of application and Bullet rescues you by showing N+1 queries' alert. The reduced queries enhance the overall performance of the Ruby on Rails development services.
A Ruby on Rails developer can benefit a lot as far as the security is concerned about using the Rails security scanner- Brakeman. It is relatively faster than other scanners. All it requires is your source code and then it scans your application code and reports you if there are any security issues in the application.
If you wish to find and clean the unused CSS selectors from your Rails application then Deadweight is meant for you. You need to only provide your application’s style sheet and application pages, and it will let you know which CSS selectors are safe to remove.
This gem is used to find dead routes and action during Ruby on Rails application development. It finds the unused routes and unreachable controlled actions and informs you about the same.
Another gem with which a Ruby on Rails Development Company can benefit is Rubycritic. Basically, it is a code quality reporter. It wraps around three static analysis gems- Reek, Flay and Flog. Out of the all static code analysis tools, because of its nice output, it’s the most convenient one to overview.
Robocop is a static code analyzer for Ruby. It is really beneficial as it allows you to check whether your code follows the Ruby guidelines which are set by the community or not. Along with notifying about the violations it also sometimes fixes the problem.
Many Ruby on Rails development companies in USA and others are benefitting a lot with these gems. These third-party tools can enhance the productivity as well as save time and energy of the Ruby on Rails developers to concentrate on the important tasks. If you are into Ruby on Rails application development then the above tools should be a surefire!