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It is highly likely that you will have to work on a project that has some type of search forms implemented. Fortunately, as with many other type of functionalities that you can easily get out of the box without writing too much code in Rails projects, there is also a gem that is specific for this purpose. Ransack is a Ruby gem that enables the creation of both simple and advanced search forms for Ruby on Rails projects.
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It is no doubt that one of the activities that takes most of the time of software developers is debugging. We as programmers can make many mistakes, which may lead to many bugs that need to be fixed. One of the best ways to fix these bugs, understand the flow of an application, or implement new features is through debugging. ByeBug is a great Ruby gem that helps us fix bugs and debug projects by going through each line. It is similar to pry, with additional functionalities.
Rails controllers have callbacks that can be useful when we want to execute a particular piece of code before or after other methods have been invoked. However, there is no Rails built-in after_response_sent callback that could be used to invoke a method after we have rendered the response to the user, either via an HTML or JSON response. Continue reading
Retryable is another handy gem that lets you repeat a code block after an exception has happened. It has a really easy syntax, and comes with many customizations, that make it a great tool to use, especially when you have to work with web services.
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Developers may feel they do not have that much creativity when it comes to use random words as arguments, or values for many fields. For example, if we have some test cases when we are creating a new instance of a Book object, chances are that we will assign ‘book’ to this object’s title, which does not seem that much interesting. We code because it is something that gives us pleasure, and getting help with these types of difficulties can be helpful. Fortunately, there is a Ruby gem called Faker that generates random fake value that you can use in your tests.
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Redmine is a flexible project management web application that is open source, written in Ruby on Rails. If you need to start using it for your own projects, then chances are you need to deploy it to a server. In this article, you can see how to deploy the current latest stable version of Redmine to Heroku, as it sometimes can be a bit problematic. Continue reading
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You may have cases when you may need to do some authorizations for certain pages, so that they cannot be accessed by unauthorized clients. There are many authorization ways that you can use in a Ruby on Rails application. In this article, I will mention one very simple, yet not that much famous method that comes implemented and ready to be used each time you create a new Rails application. Continue reading
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I recently had the pleasure to publish my first article at Scotch.io, which is a very popular platform. It is one of the longest articles that I have written so far. It is a written tutorial on how to build a cryptocurrency site in which you can see the changes of values of BitCoin, Ethereum and NasDaq overtime. The project accompanying this article is developed with Ruby on Rails using Test-Driven Development (TDD). Continue reading
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Comma Separated Values (CSV) files represent some commonly used files. You may have a CSV file generated from a report generated, and then you may need to write a Ruby method or task to insert it into the database. Continue reading