You finished working on a ticket, all specs are passing locally, and you submit a PR. But today isn’t that day, the PR fails to build and it seems not only your PR but all builds are failing on that repository. You pause the music, mutter to yourself a curse and dig in the logs to discover that a set of specs contain a hard-coded date value, which is yesterday. How to prevent this? That’s what we will discover in this post.
I was working recently on a Rails project and I faced an interesting behavior of delete_all from ActiveRecord.
In this post, I’ll go through the steps that I have done to understand what happened and how I did manage to get around it.