How to implement dependent dropdowns in Rails 4 with an unobtrusive jQuery script

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I recently had to implement a view with the classic search form with two select dependent on each other. My aim was to leave the page as clean as possible and make the code that loads the options for the daughter dropdown reusable.Suppose, therefore, to have two models, SpecializationType and Specialization, defined as follows:1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132class Specializati...

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The 15 best gems for ruby on rails web applications

The 15 best gems for ruby on rails web applications

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In this post I will share the technology stack that we use in DevInterface in order to create Ruby on Rails web applications.From my point of view, the gems that I’ll show later in this article represent the best options to develop in an Agile and DRY way and to achieve complex solutions in the shortest time possible.These gems are the “core” of each our Gemfile because they allow to solve the ...

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Two step signup with Devise

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[** UPDATE: 21/01/2013 **]: Thanks to Kevin Triplett now there's a Devise wiki page referencing this post and combining the comments. Please check this wiki page, especially if you’re using Rails 3 and Devise 2: https://github.com/plataformatec/devise/wiki/How-To:-Email-only-sign-up On my Ruby on Rails projects I usually use the Devise gem for user authentication. In the last application I need to customize Devise so that users can register providing email address only...

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Prevent registration of reserved login

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Every time you create a web application where users can register, it is good to exclude some login or username so that they can not be used. A classic example is the login "admin". I believe that no one wishes that in its application will be a registered user with the username "admin" then can contact other users by pretending to be the true administrator. The same will be valid for others logins like "root". It is therefore necessar...

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How to send email asynchronously using Devise and Rails3

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Hello everyone.I’d show a workaround to send email asynchronously using Devise and Rails3.Suppose we have already up and running our application with Devise and delayed_job correctly installed.A first attempt was to add in config/initializers the following file (devise_async.rb):12345678910111213141516#devise_async.rb module Devise ...

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Ruby Enumerables: Operation on hashes

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In my last post I talked about Ruby's hash. Today I will resume and complete the argument by describing some of the things you can do to manipulate the hash values. 1. How to iterate over Hash elements The Ruby Hash class provides three different iterators: each, each_key, each_value. There is actually a fourth iterator, each_pair but it is only an alias of each. As you can expect the each iterator works as follows: {"company" => "DevInterface", "activit...

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Ruby Enumerables: Hashes

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The most famous framework based on Ruby language, Ruby on Rails, makes extensive use of hash. And cause in our blog we talk mainly about development with Ruby on Rails it seem fair to me to explore some language constructs that are widely used by ...

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How-to send email with a Google account form Ruby On Rails

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I have seen many articles in the web that explain how to send an email with a Google account from a Ruby On Rails application. However, I believe there are several faulty or incomplete examples around. That’s why I decided to share a working solution that I used in various projects.The main problem with Gmail (or with an address linked to Google Apps) is that prompts for an SSL connection. As often happens with Ruby On Rails, the solution is quite s...

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