- Montreal 2016
Rather than manually maintaining model fields and attributes for Rails, I prefer to describe them in a single YAML file, and let Rake tasks take care of building migrations and such. This may not be for everyone, but I'm a *big* fan of letting the computers do all that they can (instead of me) -- having everything defined in a data format supports greater automation for testing, _etc._ Edit one file and let the computers do the rest. Here's how.
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Ken Coar, an open sourcerer and opinionist, has written code for 40+ years. He was one of the founders of The Apache Software Foundation and served on its board of directors for years, and was responsible for the ApacheCon conferences for several years as well. He also served on the board of the Open Source Initiative. Currently he prefers to write code in Ruby, but has contributed to rubygems, CPAN, PHP, and Apache httpd.