As CTO/CIO in front of the shambles

Josua SchmidBy Josua Schmid / 27.01.20
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There was a spat at the company. The tech lead no longer got along with the CEO and left the field to you. Whether freshly purchased or moved up from engineering is not that important. You see your new role as an opportunity to grow personally on fresh tasks. Unfortunately you don't understand much about Ruby on Rails and your first attempt to launch the fallow version 2.0 of your platform ends in error messages like these ones:

Building native extensions. This could take a while...
ERROR: Error installing nokogiri:
ERROR: Failed to build gem native extensions.
/usr/local/var/rbenv/versions/2.1.1/bin/ruby extconf.rb
Extracting libxml2-2.8.0.tar.gz into tmp/i686-apple-darwin11/ports/libxml2/2.8.0... OK
Running 'configure' for libxml2 2.8.0... ERROR, review 'tmp/i686-apple-darwin11/ports/libxml2/2.8.0/configure.log' to see what happened.
*** extconf.rb failed ***




rails aborted!
PG::ConnectionBad: could not connect to server: No such file or directory
Is the server running locally and accepting
connections on Unix domain socket "/tmp/.s.PGSQL.5432"?
bin/rails:4:in `
'
Tasks: TOP => db:migrate:reset => db:drop => db:check_protected_environments
[See full trace by running task with --trace]

Presumably there are other error messages lurking there (e.g. generic ActiveRecord::StatementInvalid), documentation is missing and your employees are only familiar with frontend technologies.

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