Using bang method

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In most of our applications we create sample data for development environment:

1User.create(name: "John Smity", role: "admin")

The problem with this approach is that if for any reason User.create fails then it will fail silently. This code will not raise any exception. It means rest of the processing will continue, and we will see something else failing at an unexpected place.

In this case we are populating sample data, so we expect all the validations to pass. If for any reason validation is not correct then it is best to fail loudly. In other words, fail with an exception. That can be done using "bang" version:

1User.create!(name: "John Smith", role: "admin")

Sometimes we need to process jobs in the background. In those cases also we should use bang version because if an update or create fails then we want to raise an exception and not just ignore the failure.

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