The 15 best gems for ruby on rails web applications

The 15 best gems for ruby on rails web applications

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 most common problems that face in every application. ...

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How to insert more Disqus comments box in a single page

Hello everyone! For those not familiar Disqus is a platform that allows you to easily insert a box for comments on any website and allows users to use the their Facebook or Twitter account (but not only) to authenticate. The limit of Disqus is that it associates any thread of comments to a unique url. Consequently, it will expect that in every page there is only a ...

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A new layout easier and more spacious

In the last days we have spent a bit of our time to do a full redesign of our website and our blog. The result is what you are looking while reading this article. Specifically, the innovations we introduced in both the theme of the blog and the web site are: Wider layout splitted into two columns also for the website Blog contents with more space, which is very useful when showing code snippets A wide and straight header that shows the key points of each page A wider footer with all our ...

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How to send email asynchronously using Devise and Rails3

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...

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Ruby on Rails and jQuery: multiselect with checkbox

Ruby on Rails and jQuery: multiselect with checkbox

Today I want to present a very convenient jQuery plugin I’ve used to create a combo box with checkboxes for a multi-selection field.Suppose we have a form of insertion / modification of user data, and that the user can have multiple functions. We start with rendering the form with a multi-selection field, where you can select more functions with the combination “<ctrl> + click “.123456789101112<%= simple_form_for(@user) do |f| %> <%= f.label :password %> <%= f.password...

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Different layout for the same controller

In some projects can happen that you have to use different graphic templates for different methods of the same controller. At first sight one would implement a solution that provides an explicit call to the desired layout within each action.Something like this:123456789101112131415161718192021class PostController < ApplicationController def index [...] :layout => 'standard' end def show [...] :layout => 'standard' end def new [...] ...

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Rails Best Practices 6: Filters and helpers file

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 val...

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