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bsimpson / gist:4088286
Created Nov 16, 2012
Rails and Javascript UTC timestamps
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ActiveSupport.use_standard_json_time_format #=> true "Returns a JSON string representing the datetime. If ActiveSupport.use_standard_json_time_format is set to true, the ISO 8601 format is used." "If the time is in UTC, add a Z directly after the time without a space. Z is the zone designator for the zero UTC offset. "09:30 UTC" is therefore represented as "09:30Z" or "0930Z". "14:45:15 UTC" would be "14:45:15Z" or "144515Z"."

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module Foo
def say(text)
puts "Foo::say #{text}"
class Craig
include Foo
def say(text)
bsimpson / gist:4001391
Created Nov 2, 2012
Moving Paperclip S3 attachments
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The class below has a Paperclip attachment that is stored on S3. The attachment has a custom processor that takes dimensions and crops the image from user defined points. There is a need to move this post-processed attachment from one contact to another, and the copy_avatar_to methods accomplishes this without reprocessing the attachment. Reprocessing would result in the cropping points being lost, and the original image source being copied over, and resized according to the styles.

Code Example

#  avatar_content_type :string(255)
#  avatar_file_name    :string(255)
#  avatar_file_size    :integer
#  avatar_updated_at   :datetime
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class Foo
def test_class(foo)
case foo.class
when Foo
puts "foo"
puts "other"
bsimpson / gist:3893334
Created Oct 15, 2012
Using class methods instead of scopes
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class Foo < ActiveRecord::Base
bsimpson / gist:3716869
Created Sep 13, 2012
Validating within a Transaction
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# == Schema Information
# bar :integer
class Foo < ActiveRecord::Base
validates_uniqueness_of :bar
end 1)
a.valid? # => true 1)
bsimpson / gist:3659939
Created Sep 6, 2012
Alternative Extending Mongoose.js Schemas with functions declared elsewhere
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// models/player.js
var mongoose = require('mongoose'),
Schema = mongoose.Schema;
var Player= new Schema({
name: String
Player.statics = {
foo: function() {
bsimpson / gist:3659771
Created Sep 6, 2012
Extending Mongoose.js Schemas with functions declared elsewhere
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// models/player.js
var Player = {
statics: {
foo: function() {
methods: {
bar: function() {
bsimpson / gist:3019629
Created Jun 29, 2012
How to configure settings on an AR model
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I have a Ruby model that needs to have a configuration option passed to it i.e. config/initializers/contact_import.rb define options so that:

ContactImport.import_mapping # => {'csv' => ..., 'csv_row' => ..., etc}

Option 1

Works in production environment, but not in development since classes reload

# config/initializers/contact_import.rb
bsimpson / gist:2312761
Created Apr 5, 2012
Error message display
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Error messages are currently not handled in a consistent manner in Batchdeux's forms. I have modified the field_error_proc method which serves as a global way to change the behavior of form errors. By modifying this, I have given us the option to display errors in several ways:


git fetch
git checkout bls/23176299_data_validation_errors

Be sure to restart your webserver, as changes have been made to the config/ directory

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