Must-have gems for mature Rails

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on dev.to

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  • rubocop

    A Ruby static code analyzer and formatter, based on the community Ruby style guide.

  • gem "rubocop" - https://github.com/rubocop/rubocop | Set up code guidelines for your dev team, I recommend using whatever Standard recommends.

  • standard

    Ruby's bikeshed-proof linter and formatter 🚲 (by standardrb)

  • gem "rubocop" - https://github.com/rubocop/rubocop | Set up code guidelines for your dev team, I recommend using whatever Standard recommends.

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  • Annotate

    Annotate Rails classes with schema and routes info

  • gem "annotate" - https://github.com/ctran/annotate_models | Adds DB-schema comments to models. May be unnecessary on RubyMine, YMMW.

  • Lol DBA

    lol_dba is a small package of rake tasks that scan your application models and displays a list of columns that probably should be indexed. Also, it can generate .sql migration scripts.

  • gem "lol_dba" - https://github.com/plentz/lol_dba | Inspect the state of table indexes.

  • SimpleCov

    Code coverage for Ruby with a powerful configuration library and automatic merging of coverage across test suites

  • gem "simplecov" - https://github.com/simplecov-ruby/simplecov | Gather spec coverage stats locally and on CI, aim for those 90+%.

  • strong_migrations

    Catch unsafe migrations in development

  • gem "strong_migrations" - https://github.com/ankane/strong_migrations | Helps devs write non-blocking migrations, a must-have.

  • packwerk

    Good things come in small packages.

  • gem "packwerk" - https://github.com/Shopify/packwerk | Allows modularising Ruby code, a must-have for growing projects.

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  • Ruby Tests Profiling Toolbox

    Ruby Tests Profiling Toolbox

  • gem "test-prof" - https://github.com/test-prof/test-prof | Toolkit for inspecting and optimising your test-suite, a must-have.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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