Posts tagged "rails 3.2"

Active Record scopes vs class methods

One of the recent topics in our discussions at Plataformatec was about whether we should use scopes or class methods throughout the project to be consistent. It’s also not hard to find discussions about it all over the internet. This is an attempt to show the differences between scopes and class methods, to help you understanding what scopes can give you for free and deciding what makes you feel more comfortable when writing your code.

My five favorite “hidden” features in Rails 3.2

Rails 3.2 is out with great features on spotlight: faster development reloading, faster router and explain queries. However, every Rails release ships with minor features that do not get that much attention but still would be a great fit to your application. This blog post is about my five favorites “hidden” features of Rails 3.2.