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Preventing Conflicts with Optimistic Locking

August 15, 2019

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Hi, I'm Chris. I'm the creator of GoRails, Hatchbox.io and Jumpstart. I spend my time creating tutorials and tools to help Ruby on Rails developers build apps better and faster.

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When things (users, jobs, etc) attempt to update the same record at the same time, we can often lose changes. Optimistic locking uses a lock version number to warn you about updating stale objects so you can handle that safely.

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