Taking a tag-based approach to content categorization gives your users much more flexibility in terms of quickly finding desired information, products, and blog entries. In this article I’ll show you how to incorporate tagging and tag clouds into your Rails application using the powerful Acts As Taggable On gem. Read the article
The decent_exposure gem can go a long way towards cleaning up your RESTful Rails controllers, resulting in significantly less boilerplate code you’ll have to write to implement conventional RESTful actions. This tutorial introduces you to this great gem, and offer several examples demonstrating just how much code decent_exposure can eliminate.
I just wrote a blog post on how Kernel#caller works with a simple rails example that inspect the request cycle and shows rails source code.
After participating (and winning) several hackathons over the years, I’ve come to appreciate how nicely Rails generates prototypes that build and deploy quickly. Hackathon champions will assert that the secret sauce to winning hackathons is building an actual product that has real validation from potential users. This is a hard goal to achieve when everyone is short on sleep and time. Rails will get your app there.
Here are my simple dos and don’ts for creating a winning Rails app at a hackathon… Continue Reading…