August 25, 2009
Been a long time. shouldn’t of left ya without a dope plugin to step to. meh. But for reals, I’ve been working way too much. Here’s a tasty sampler of some new and revived github projects: ActiveRecord Dumper Asset Tag Extensions Ruby Prof Request Filters Google Base4r extensions ActiveRecord Dumper script/plugin install http://github.com/blythedunham/ar_dumper Dumper. I [...]
May 12, 2009
ar_test_runner provides a rake task to run the ActiveRecord core test suites with your plugins or files loaded. Make sure ActiveRecord tasks pass with your enhancements.
May 7, 2009
This presentation includes some good tips on how to integrate with sms, especially for Rails applications. The SMS on Rails engine plugin demo steps are included.
April 24, 2009
Join the club: Rails Devs for Data Integrity
Some ways to handle unique and foreign key violations database exceptions gracefully in rails.
April 22, 2009
Today I present Taking Active Record To the Next Level at the MySQL Conference and Expo! There is a lot of excitement in the Rails world due to Rails 3 merge with Merb which will provide framework agnosticism for the people. However, good, old, (sometimes not playing nice with MySQL) ActiveRecord is still the defacto [...]
April 21, 2009
The ar-extensions plugin extends ActiveRecord to help developers scale, optimize, and customize Rails interaction with the database. New ar-extensions is the ability to fine tune queries by specifying MySQL database options from ActiveRecord find and save methods.
April 21, 2009
The ar-extensions plugin, which extends ActiveRecord to help optimize interaction between Rails and the database, now provides support for MySQL INSERT SELECT functionality.
April 7, 2009
By default Rails uses int(11) as the standard for primary key (id) columns. MySQL prefers unsigned numeric types. Plugin mysql_migration_optimize supports unsigned integers, column display width and complete control over the primary key. Also explained is how to use different numeric types such as tinyint and bigint with Rails Migrations.
April 6, 2009
Although plugins exist to force :select and :include to play nice with ActiveRecord::Base.find, using this approach does not always yield the best performance. The post discusses when to use eager loading and when to use other approaches and the plugins that will help you.
March 31, 2009
Static Record Cache permanently caches active record data for classes which contain small amounts of static data.