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We love writing Rails apps at Viget. The framework covers so much ground right out of the box by convention. However, Rails is oddly silent about one thing: seed data . Beyond a simple Rake task, db:seed , each project is left on its own to define how best to provide seeds.
Your Seed Data Is Important
Without expounding too much on why seeds are vital over the lifetime of a project, we use them to provide:
data that's required for the app to function properly (admin accounts, roles, etc)
…conflicts and dependency hells can be very time-consuming and annoying, too. programs for example need the right combination of Ruby Version (for example Ruby 1.8.7 or 1.9.2), the right Ruby-On-Rails Version (2.3.8 or 3.2), and the right Version (say 1.3.5). The gems or plugins have their own versions, too. The whole system only works if everything fits together. In the beginning this is no problem, for a new system usually everything is up-to-date. …
Google I/O 101: and Ruby on Rails for Education
In thisI/O , walks you through how to integrate YouTube and with education.
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…Softcover also outputs anversion of each book—which, as with the Rails , authors can (optionally) make available for free online.
To see what a full product on Softcover looks like, check out Conquering the , a book and screencast series on Line and commands by author , which (like the Rails Tutorial) includes a free online version . In addition, there is already a version of the Rails Tutorial book that …
I recently had to make a change on a legacy Rails application. In order to make the change, I had to find the correct instance of. I didn't know which attribute on Site to query for, so the first thing I did was open the database schema to see a list of all attributes on Site . Wouldn't it be nice if I didn't need to look at the database schema to find the attribute I need? What if I told you I had an easier way of finding instances of your classes?
Avdi Grimm …
Recent update to Netzke (the framework that helps you build / applications) introduces support for FamFamFam . All you have to do is download the icons and put them into your public/images/icons folder (so that the icons are accessible via http://yourhost.com/images/icons ) - the next time you restart your Rails application, icons will detect the icons and start using them. As always, this update is reflected on the Netzke live …
…RailsGirls - a hackday-style initiative designed to help non-dev women get their first Rails site up and running.
...but it has come to the attention of many, that there's not much to keep interested women going after this.is currently working on RailsGirls-Next - to help Rails participants continue working on their apps and slowly improve their skills... and alongside that - I've been working on something much more akin to the linuxchix concept:
I have just discovered RedBubble an awesome site for displaying and selling your artwork (whether images, writing, T-shirts or otherwise)... and developed in Ruby-on-Rails too.
Here's my portfolio as an example of what they can do for you.