Posts tagged "rails"

Bare-bone, stripped-down Devise

Last week I spoke at Silicon Valley Ruby Group about PlataformaTec’s open source tools, mainly Devise, Simple Form and Responders. When talking about Devise, I’ve mentioned that, before creating Devise, we were alternating between using Authlogic or Clearance in our projects. However, we soon realized that we needed a solution that was as customizable as … »

Multipart templates with Markerb

When writing Crafting Rails Applications, I knew exactly which parts from Rails I wanted to talk about. However, I didn’t want the book to simply describe how everything works, I actually wanted everyone to build something useful from each part of Rails. One of the hardest areas to come up with an useful tool as … »

Configuring User Agents with Capybara + Selenium Webdriver

A while ago we were working on an application that had an entire version specially created for mobiles, such as the iPhone. This specific application was entirely tested with Capybara, Steak and Selenium Webdriver. Although the test suite wasn’t the fastest one in the world, the web application was very well tested, and to guarantee … »

Understanding the latest Rails benchmarks

Erik DeBill has put two interesting benchmarks on his blog. The first one compares the performance of different Ruby implementations in Rails development mode while the second compares their performance in Rails boot time. If you haven’t read them yet, please do it now. Benchmarking code is an important practice, but it can be misleading … »

2010 – A year in review

This year is coming to an end and it was amazing for us at Plataforma Tecnologia. We are proud to share with you, faithful reader, our accomplishments in 2010, which weren’t few. Open Source The year has begun on fire. In February, José Valim made his way into the Rails Core team and has been … »

Sanitize to the rescue!

Most of the applications we create these days usually have an admin interface where an user with necessary privileges is able to manage the application content, respecting some business rules. Thus it is required that part of this content is easily manageable, which means the user needs to be able to add some formatting to … »