Best Ruby Open Source Test Suites Awards

One of the beauties in the Open Source world is the possibility of reading other people source code and learn new things. However, lately I found out that not only the library code, but the test suite of several open source projects are full lessons for us. In this post, I want to tell you … »

Rails 3 with RVM FTW!

I’ve been playing a lot with Rails 3 lately, it’s completely awesome! However, we don’t have any Rails 3 app in production at the moment, all projects that Plataforma has been doing for its clients so far are using Rails 2.3.5. Since I was already having fun with Rails 3, I thought I should also … »

Recurring events

We have been working in a project which deals with date events and we needed a recurrence feature in the application. An initial implementation could simply work with Rails ActiveSupport and use its Date helper methods, in order to shift by day, week, month and others. >> Date.today => Thu, 15 Apr 2010 >> Date.today.next_month … »

Authentication is with Devise!

Two months ago we were celebrating Devise’s birthday. We were not talking about its age, Devise had just 4 months of life, but we were happy to reach the 1.0 release. Today we are celebrating again! We are very proud and glad to have Devise in its first Railscast! Ryan Bates has done a great … »

Quick tip: search forms

Rails is very friendly whenever you need to create forms to input data to your web app’s database. Things get a little different when you must have forms and you don’t want to save anything in the database. For that, you have to resort to other ways, maybe creating tableless models. However, there are some … »