Posts Tagged ruby on rails

Alchemy CMS: great for managing websites integrated with Ruby on Rails

After learning Ruby on Rails, I played around a little with a few of the open source content management system options available, and one in particular stood out for what I typically need: Alchemy CMS.

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Draftsman gem: Add a draft state to your Ruby on Rails and Sinatra relational models

Draftsman is a Ruby gem that lets you create draft versions of your database records. If you’re developing a system in need of simple drafts or a publishing approval queue, then Draftsman just might be what you need.

Read on to learn more about using this gem in your Rails, Sinatra, or plain Ruby application.

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Introduction to feature specs in RSpec

Lately, I’ve decided to spend a lot of focus on writing feature specs¬†with RSpec and Capybara. Feature specs allow you to test your application from the user’s point of view. You use the Capybara gem to test your application’s interface with commands like these:

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The disposable interface

Imagine a world where your work is disposable. That’s right, trashed. You’re a COBOL programmer, and everyone wants to rewrite your applications in Java. HTML is all the rage.

A few years pass, and HTML isn’t good enough anymore. So that work gets entirely replaced by a Flex application.

Where does it end?

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