Category Archives: Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails seeding

Seeding Like a Boss

One of the most time consuming aspects of building and testing Rails applications is having valid and usable data in development. This is where the seeds.rb file comes into play. It’s a wonderful feature of Ruby on Rails that makes testing workflows and data saving, editing and manipulating easier. Seeding your Rails application gives you […]

Singing a Ruby on Rails Ditty with Sinatra

Singing a Ruby on Rails Ditty with Sinatra

Today I want to go over how to use Sinatra as a lite version of Ruby on Rails. We’ll be going over how to setup Bundler, ActiveRecord and the Assets Pipeline in Sinatra. “Why not just use Rails then?” you may be asking. I did as well, actually. I’ve tried to use Sinatra on a […]

The Very Best Ruby on Rails Workflow – Ever!

I’ve been working with Ruby on Rails now for over 4 years, and I truly feel that I can say I’m pretty damn good at it. Not because I’m a genius, or an idiot savant when it comes to code. No, far from it. Rather because I’ve worked in RoR so much for those 4+ […]

Ruby on Rails: Flash Messages and NotifIt

Recently I saw a tweet from @jquer_in for a jQuery plugin called NotifIt. It’s a simple plugin that lets you pass it a message and some other options and it’ll create a Flash Message to alert your users to information or warning. If you’ve worked with Rails you should be rather familiar with these. When […]