Posts tagged "ruby"

Accented chars in IRB with RVM and ruby 1.8.7

Since moving to Mac, I always find it surprising that the default Mac OS X Ruby and IRB doesn’t allow inputs with accented characters. So, you cannot do name = “George Guimarães” This is annoying for brazilians and anyone who uses non-ASCII characters. The problem is that the default Ruby in Mac OS X isn’t … »

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 … »

Discovering Rails 3 generators

This weekend during Rails Bugmash I stumbled across some nice posts about Rails 3 generators which motivated me to share them and add some comments! First, David Trasbo wrote a nice guide about how to make your first Rails 3 generator, it covers up all the basic steps including setting it up in a gem. … »

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Pratik lately is doing a great work refactoring ActiveRecord to make a full use of relations. Speaking in code language, this means that in Rails 3 you will be able to do: User.where(:name => “Jose”).order(“birthday”) And it will return a relation. The relation can be further manipulated and the query is only triggered when you … »

Creating your own generators with Thor

This summer I was selected with Josh Peek, Emilio Tagua and Nelson Crespo to work with Rails on Google Summer of Code (GSoC), which Nelson named as the Rails Summer Quartet. Here, at Plataforma, we use a set of tools on our projects, which includes Inherited Resources, Remarkable and Formtastic. At some point, we were … »