Quick Ruby Tricks
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Quick Ruby Tricks

Ruby and Rails tricks and techniques for fun and profit

About the Book

Quick Ruby Tricks is a collection of things I've learned building Ruby and Rails applications. You can learn a lot reading documentation, but sometimes it's hard to understand the practical applications of the knowledge. Connecting the dots between two different ideas can also be difficult. Trying to solve one problem can hide the solution to another. Quick Ruby Tricks is the product of years of application development and problem-solving in Ruby and Rails, across many versions. I want to bring what I've learned to all of you. This book is about connecting the dots. About digging through the interesting corners of Ruby and Rails and how we build these applications, and finding the hidden gems in the language and framework we all love to work with.

About the Author

Daniel Huckstep
Daniel Huckstep

I am a code mechanic near Annapolis Royal, NS, Canada.

  • University of Alberta graduate (Software Engineering, 2009)
  • Blogger (technical and other)
  • Gamer (PC, Xbox, DS)
  • Mountain Biker
  • Musician (Guitar)
  • Rocker of dreadlocks (since 2003)
  • Farmer
  • Sneakerhead

I enjoy good food, better wine, and mechanical watches. I work hard and play hard. I get the job done and get it done right the first time. I speak my mind and listen when others speak theirs.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • Target Audience
    • How To Read This Book
  • Use More Blocks
    • We can do better!
  • Block Callbacks
  • Catch Specific Exceptions
    • We can do better!
  • Rails Console Helpers
    • We can do better!
  • PaperTrail Console Login
  • Editor Collapse Helpers
  • MessageVerifier
    • Basic Usage
    • Advanced Usage
    • Advanced Configuration
    • Usage in Rails
  • MessageEncryptor
    • Basic Usage
    • Advanced Usage
    • Advanced Configuration
  • Simple Actors
    • What’s an actor anyway?
    • The Simple Actor
    • Return Values
    • What’s Missing?
    • Should you use this?
  • Simple Futures
    • The Basics
    • 2 Fast 2 Futurous
    • Should you use this?

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