Posts by Lucas Mazza

Nobody told me Minitest was this fun

Ever since I started working with Ruby I have been using RSpec to test my apps and gems without giving minitest much thought. Recently I started a new non-Rails project and decided to give Minitest a try just for the fun of it. Migrating from one tool to another was refreshingly fun due to the … »

The brand new Plataformatec blog

Today we are shipping a whole new design to improve your navigation and reading experience on our blog! Back in 2012 we rolled out our new visual identity and website, but we didn’t change our blog much at the time. So we decided that it was time to give some love to our blog and … »

CSS at Plataformatec

Last month some amazing developers gave a sneak peek on how they write CSS in their companies – Mark Otto has written about CSS at GitHub, followed by Ian Feather’s post about Lonely Planet’s CSS and Chris Coyier write up about CodePen’s code – so I thought about sharing a bit of how we have … »

3 features from Rails 4.1 that I’m excited about

Rails 4.1 was just released this week and I already had a great experience trying out the release candidates on my latest project, so I decided to write a bit about my favorites features on this release and some things I have learned by using them so far. 1) secrets.yml Placing your configuration in a … »

We are remodelling a 100 years old house

July and August of 2013 will be a mark in the Plataformatec history as the time when we moved out from our green house in the Vila Madalena neighbourhood to a brand new office in the region of the Paulista Avenue. Our company has grown a lot in this year (we are about to pass … »

Extending and customizing 3rd party code

We have a gem available for every kind of feature or scenario we might face in our applications and that may help us focus our development time on things that are more important to our applications. But, every now and then, these packaged solutions aren’t exactly what we need, and some sort of customization needs … »