This week in Rails
Boo! Hey ghouls and goblins, Andy here. This is going to be loaded with groan-inducing Halloween-themed puns. If you weren't turned off already by the Skrillex reference, please keep reading!Let's take a look at 👻 Frankenstein fixes, 💀 dead code, and 👿 devilishly-detailed documentation changes...carved out this week! 🎃Ruby on Rails Pumpkin, carved by Jack, Graham, Zachary and Matt at Shopify.
We had 22 Ruby on Rails contributors this week, including a first-time contributor. Thanks!
Permit loads while queries are running
A query may wait on a database-level lock, which could lead to a deadlock between threads. No one likes deadlocks. They are the stuff of developers' nightmares! 💀
Remove unnecessary `respond_to?(:indexes)` checks
All database adapters have implemented the `indexes` method and support was removed. Some concerns were raised (from the dead? 💀), but the contributor demonstrated the requirement for database adapters to support `indexes` in early versions.
Clear the correct query cache
The correct query cache was not being cleared. The author mentioned that this bug was happening in Sidekiq as well. Check out the details!
Fix HABTM associations
Use constants, strings, and symbols to express your HABTM associations. Check out the commit for more details.
That's it for this week. Check out all the changes here. May your bucket (or the buckets of your children) be filled with sweet Halloween treats! 🍬