Make your Rails console (and irb) output better readable
On modern Rubies, the IRB's inspection supports syntax highlighting (1.2+) and multi-line output for larger objects (1.3.1+).
gem install irb to update your IRB on any Ruby 2.5+.
Pour color on your Rails console with awesome_print. Turn confusing long strings into formatted output. Have objects and classes laid out clearly whenever you need it.
gem 'awesome_print', :group => :development into your Gemfile. Now on the Rails console you have the command
ap that will give you a colored, formatted output of whatever you pass it. See the example output of the
User class below.
For customization visit the repository on Github.
Note that there are other ways to print data in a structured way. Ruby's pretty-print library
pp handles formatted printing (you might need to
require 'pp'). Pry will give you a readable output, too. If it's already used in your project, you probably won't need to use