January 31, 2009
Changing column data to use MySQL functions instead of the actual column data for Ruby on Rails ActiveRecord is simple. To allow ActiveRecord to retrieve the data of the function, alias it to the column name. Event.find :all, :select => ‘substring(name, 1, 10) as name’ This produces the follow SQL query using MySQL SUBSTRING function: [...]
January 27, 2009
Do to some Obama day drama, I wrote a little plugin that allows you to conditionally page or action cache at runtime. This means that you might page cache depending on the user type, or the date or how you feel when you wake up. script/plugin install http://arperftoolkit.rubyforge.org/svn/trunk/conditional_page_cache At the top of the controller, indicate [...]
January 23, 2009
Action Cache Plugin is super. Tweak it a little for use with multi mongrel environment!