Delectable plugin treats for the ruby shovers

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 [...]

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ar_test_runner: Run the ActiveRecord unit test suite with your modifications

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.

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RailsConf 2009: Integrating SMS with your Rails Application

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.

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Rails Devs for Data Integrity: How to gracefully handle database key violations

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.

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MySQL Conf 09: Taking ActiveRecord to the Next Level

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 [...]

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ActiveRecord on Steroids: Optimize queries using Ar-Extensions 0.9.1

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.

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ar-extensions 0.9.1 supports INSERT SELECT for ActiveRecord

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.

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Rails Migrations, MySQL, unsigned integers, primary keys, and a lot of fun times

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.

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When to :select and :include your rubies and rails

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.

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Introducing … Static Record Cache plugin

March 31, 2009

Static Record Cache permanently caches active record data for classes which contain small amounts of static data.

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