re: How I replaced a Rails app with a few dozen lines of Ruby VIEW POST

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Well, I agree with the final lesson. However, sometimes there's no solution than to do more job than the expected.

Not sure about the dates but could it be GitHub actions weren't available by the time you coded DiffAlert?

Anyway, both things are nice and I can be sure you learnt something real good while doing DiffAlert, didn't you?

There's this book called "Building Software Products in a Weekend" and the guy basically says that you should first look for something built(do an intensive search), if it exists buy it(if costs money), then if doesn't exist, build it. But again, surely GH Actions were not a thing by then.

 

Thanks, Francisco!

Not sure about the dates but could it be GitHub actions weren't available by the time you coded DiffAlert?

That's true: GitHub Actions weren't around when I worked on DiffAlert. I bet there was another solution out there at the time that would have been less code and infrastructure than a Rails app though. I wonder if I could have pointed GitHub webhooks at Zapier or another similar service.

Anyway, both things are nice and I can be sure you learnt something real good while doing DiffAlert, didn't you?

Agreed! Yes, I had a blast building DiffAlert, and I learned a whole bunch in the process.

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