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How can I rank teams based off of head to head wins/losses

I'm trying to write an algorithm (specifically in Ruby) that will rank teams based on their record against each other. If a team A and team B have won the same amount of games against each other, then ...
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Splitting up a Rails/Ruby app onto multiple servers

We recently moved a large application to two machines, both running the same codebase. I. Machine A Web server for public facing application Receives web hook call backs from our ESP Handles a ...
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What is the “correct” way to store functions in a database?

Note: Yes, I know that storing functions in databases should be punishable by law. We are developing a financial web application using PostgreSQL, Sinatra and AngularJS. As you may have guessed, a ...
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What's the best practice for adding a lot of attributes to a Rails model?

So, I'm building an API wrapper gem that works with Spree's Product model. The API provides extensive customization of the data you send to it. I would like a user of the gem to be able to take ...
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Writing a gem supporting compiled languages with Rake. How to test?

I want to create a gem that extends the functionality of Rake, creating commands for compiling .NET code.* Basically, I want to be able to write a Rakefile like this: desc "Build main executable" ...
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How do I test my non-Ruby website using Ruby?

I would like to build some Ruby tests to test my non-Ruby website. I love the Ruby testing tools (webrat, capybara, etc.) but they seem to be targeted to testing local sites. How can I use these ...
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How best to define classes declaratively in Ruby

Coming from a Perl background I greatly appreciate the Moose/Moo based approach to defining class constructors declaratively. What I mean by that is that with Moose we declare the characteristics of ...
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Run RSpec from within a ruby script while refreshing all ruby configs etc

I'm working with a very large project with tons of established tests that include some reasonably complicated environment setups and what not. I've recently run into a situation testing some ...
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Ruby on Rails - branding

I am working on a website, which is to have multiple brands. The core functionality for all brands will be the same, however there will be a number of differences between them. Those differences may ...
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Ruby module namespacing advice

in my current project have: module Stats class Site ... end class Product def initialize(product_id) @product_id = product_id end end class Profile ... end end ...