Rails Best Practices 6: Filters and helpers file

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With the today’s post I shall conclude my series on Ruby On Rails Best Practices . This is not because the required topics are completed, but rather because after the release of Rails 3.0, some constructs have been changed and should be reviewed. Probably in future we will return to talk about best practices, but starting from the new features introduced in the current Rails version. But now I will describe two techniques that are valid and which are mainly related to code organization...

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Rails Best Practices 2: Move logic to model

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Today we continue our analysis of the Rails Best Practices. In the previous post we saw Named Scope, Model Association and Following the same direction, in today’s post we’ll examine the use of Callback Model and Virtual Attribute.1. Virtual AttributeSuppose we have a customers list table defined as follows123456create_table "clients", :fo...

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Rails Best Practices 1: Fat Model – Skinny Controller

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Maintain a skinny controller is one of the most important things to increase the readability and testability of the code. Let’s see some practices to move from the logic controller to the model.1. Named ScopeIn this first example we see how to use a named_scope to move the research methods in the model, simplifying the controller.Suppose you have a controller where in the index method we ext...

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Rails Best Practices: introduction

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I’ve decided to dedicate a series of posts to Rails Best Practices because I think it is important to share in order to continuously improve the way you write programs.Write these posts will also be an opportunity for me to investigate my knowledge, so I invite you right now to follow this trip with me and contribute with your comments.This first post is just an introduction in which I want to highlight the advantages of writing Rub...

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