Arizona’s first Ruby conference is happening soon. There’s a great group of speakers as well as lightning talks and hacking. If you’re interested in Ruby, this is a conference you won’t want to miss!
Archive for the ‘Ruby on Rails’ Category
Honeypot captchas are a simple, unobtrusive way to try to combat automated form spam. I packaged some work I did a few years ago using this technique in Ruby on Rails forms and created a gem.
Sometimes, Rails queries can get long and complicated. Using named bind variables is an easy way to give some context to the query and, when you need to supply the same value to multiple query conditions, can shorten the query parameters.
Cucumber has a relatively new feature that allows you to tag individual scenarios as “should pass” versus “work-in-progress”. Rake tasks are provided that run the two groups of tagged scenarios separately.
The Ruby on Rails built-in inflections don’t handle singularizing words like “business” or “address” correctly. Here’s a quick way to make sure it’s handled in your Rails project.
Describes a fatal error in Rack v1.0.0 that may need to be patched until a new version is released. If you’re seeing a “invalid byte sequence in US-ASCII” error, then read on!
I encountered a problem after extracting some common functionality into a Rails plugin that contained two named scopes. It was not returning the correct results and it took me a while to figure it out. With the help of Chris Chandler we determined the cause and a solution so that the named scopes work correctly from within a Rails plugin.
I explore a quick and simple way to change the default URLs generated for a Ruby on Rails resource. With this tip, there’s no need to modify the usage of URL helpers or anything else in your code. After making the change URLs for that resource will be generated as you’ve specified them.
We’ve been using God to monitor our Thin processes on Freebootr and set it up to notify us through our Google Apps account. Thought our God config file might be useful to anyone trying to use God with Thin and Google Apps.
# == God config file
# Authors: Gump and firstname.lastname@example.org
# Config file for [...]
My last quick tip involved setting your time zone in Ubuntu Hardy, so now, how do you set your time zone in a Ruby on Rails application? Rails 2.1 makes it much easier to manage time zone settings than it was previously.
Add the following to your environment configuration file:
config.time_zone = ‘Arizona’
Replace Arizona with your own [...]