Shrine meets Transloadit

When I’m building web applications, a requirement that almost always comes up is that the app needs to accept file uploads. It can be an app with users that have profile images, posts that have cover photos and some additional documents attached, or whole galleries where people can upload many photos or videos.

Improving open-uri

When working on the Shrine library for handling file uploads, in multiple places I needed to be able to download a file from URL. If you know the Ruby standard library well, the solution might be obvious to you: open-uri.

Evaluating (Ruby) Libraries

Whenever we need to solve a problem in our application, if this problem is common enough, chances are there are already libraries out there which can help us with that. Great, now we just pick the library with most GitHub stars, and start integrating it into our project. So, the next thing—