Posts tagged "rails"

How everyone is inserting technical debt in their applications

A couple days ago DHH twitted that they were getting Basecamp running on Ruby on Rails 3.0. This means Basecamp migrated from the first Rails release up to the edge one. So how come people say so frequently how hard is to update their applications from Rails 2.1 to Rails 2.2? And the answer is … »

Run, I18n, run!

A new I18n gem just got released and it comes with two new backends extensions: Fast and InterpolationCompiler. First, what is a backend? I18n.t, I18n.translate, I18n.l and I18n.localize methods are actually just wrappers to I18n.backend, which is actually who does all the heavy lifting. This means that you can change your backend to other stuff, … »

One in Three: Inherited Resources, Has Scope and Responders

Inherited Resources always had a hate/love history with Rails Edge. Just after DHH posted about respond_with, it was already there in Inherited Resources. This initial implementation provided a nice test suite and several use cases for a improved Rails’ implementation, based in Responders, which encapsulates all the behavior in one class, and can be added, … »

Subdomains and sessions to the rescue!

We have been working on an application that allows administrators to create accounts for their users. Each account will be accessible under a subdomain, so we needed to setup a subdomain environment inside our application, and also in our development machine. In addition, we must be able to let the users signed in among several … »

Understanding Devise roles

After Devise was released, there were some misunderstandings about Devise roles and how to use it. And the best way to understand it is explaining which problem we wanted to solve when we designing Devise. In most applications developed at Plataforma, we usually have two actors: one which represents the client who hired us and … »

Devise: authentication for lazy programmers

It has been a couple weeks since we first bloged about Devise. At that time, we released version 0.1 and now, after some great feedback, some enhancements and a few bugs fixes, we reached Devise 0.4. So, what changed since then? I’m lazy, you’re lazy Devise now comes with generators, so adding up authentication to … »