Thursday, October 26, 2006

Rails Plugins Presentation

Yesterday at our local Northern Virginia Ruby User group meeting I gave a presentation on Rails Plugins. The presentation can be accessed here. In this presentation I discuss some general info about Rails plugins followed by the installation, configuration and usage of four useful plugins tabnav, acts_as_authenticated, file_column and acts_as_state_machine.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Upgrade Engines to work with Rails 1.1.6

My Rails app at just broke as Textdrive have upgraded Rails to 1.1.6 and the version of Engines, Log Engine and User Engine I had was not compatible with Rails 1.1.6. I removed the folder engines, login_engine and user_engine under RAILS_ROOT/vendor/plugins and installed engines, login_engine and user_engine using script/plugin, restarted rails and everything was nice and dandy again. Using engines with Rails is slightly risky in this regard as almost every new version of Rails seems to break them. DHH did not had any good words to say about Engines at RailsConf in Chicago.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Tabs in Ruby on Rails

I am starting to prepare for a presentation for my local Ruby users group Novarug and the topic is cool Ruby on Rails plugins. In this presentation I will demoing some very useful plugins and in this quest I found a very nifty plugin that provides tabs functionality to RoR applications. It is so easy to setup (isn't that true for all ROR plugins) and in minutes I had the tab functionality added to my RoR application. Check it out here.