This article illustrates a great Tiny Best Practice: use your commit
messages to communicate well to the rest of your team.
Great show and tell about making your database system do the heavy
lifting on data manipulation, making it so your application only gets
the information it needs.
Tiny Best Practices will be a category of posts here which are small
things one can do to achieve better code, better results, and a
stronger sense of craftsmanship.
Sometimes, the default settings in a framework and associated tools
can lead to trouble. The boolean type in Rails is one such.