Advanced Rails Recipes by Mike Clark

By Mike Clark

From the writer of the essential Rails Recipes , and with the aid of a brand new grasp Rails chef within the kitchen, listed here are seventy two new how you can kick your Ruby on Rails apps up a notch. extra Rails Recipes is a set of useful recipes for dressing up your internet program with little fuss. you will find out how the professionals have solved the cruel difficulties utilizing the main state of the art Rails suggestions so that you can carry your attractive net app swifter and more uncomplicated.

builders by means of the millions are coming to Rails-the advantages are transparent, either to participants and their enterprises.

yet how can a developer be anticipated to put in writing idiomatic, powerful Rails code whilst the know-how is so new? the answer's to paintings along masters, humans who have been there from the beginning (and who've the scars to end up it). And, what greater option to research from their event than to examine their code and browse their causes of why it truly is written that method? or even greater think if that code should be lifted and put correct into your individual software.

this can be higher than simply cut-and-paste: the recipe layout skill you are going to comprehend the code, and have the ability to adjust it to fit your wishes. And the record of recipes is so huge that you are sure to locate advice and methods the place you are going to say "Oh! that is how they do that," or, "I did not comprehend you may do this in Rails."

With extra Rails Recipes , a following as much as the preferred unique Rails Recipes , you could cook dinner up a storm.

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That’s not always convenient. erb All we need to do now is add the corresponding template to render the playlist in the proper PLS format (and it’s picky). 2. org/wiki/PLS_(file_format) 41 6. length %> <% end -%> Version=2 The naming here is important. The format we’re sending back is PLS, and we’re using the ERb templating system to render the format. erb. It’s rendered only if the PLS format is requested. Now a user can queue up both files we’ve added to our application in a playlist. pls Adding custom formats like this lets you easily reuse controller actions (and in turn business logic) to render results in a variety of ways.

Incrementing the count gives us some indication of the 404 URL’s popularity. rb file, we’ll end up with a permanent record. List all the FourOhFour records somewhere on the admin side of your app, and you have yourself a convenient 404 report. 44 7. C ATCH A LL 404 S Discussion You could also use the catchall route to actually handle requests that don’t map to a specific action. Say, for example, you have a database table that stores “pages”: a URL path and the content to display when that URL is accessed.

2. com) Having worked for several start-ups and consulting firms, Marty has happily settled into independent software consulting focusing on agile development with Ruby and Ruby on Rails. He lives a contented life with his lovely wife and two children in Longmont, Colorado. Between being an active father, husband, and outdoorsman, he finds time to run the Boulder Ruby group in Boulder, Colorado. After working for a series of start-up companies to deliver video-related applications, Andrew escaped neither burnt out nor dot-com rich.

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