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# This is a code example for the Ruby HTTP library Typhoeus
# here's an example for twitter search
# Including Typhoeus adds http methods like get, put, post, and delete.
# What's more interesting though is the stuff to build up what I call
# remote_methods.
class Twitter
include Typhoeus
remote_defaults :on_success => lambda {|response| JSON.parse(response.body)},
:on_failure => lambda {|response| puts "error code: #{response.code}"},
View gist:527683
// ----------------------------------------------------------
// A short snippet for detecting versions of IE in JavaScript
// without resorting to user-agent sniffing
// ----------------------------------------------------------
// If you're not in IE (or IE version is less than 5) then:
// ie === undefined
// If you're in IE (>=5) then you can determine which version:
// ie === 7; // IE7
// Thus, to detect IE:
// if (ie) {}
pixeltrix / routes.rb
Created Oct 29, 2010
Examples of advanced Rails 3.0 routes
View routes.rb
Rails.application.routes.draw do
get '/(:locale)/products/(:category)/(page/:page).:extension',
:to => 'products#index',
:as => :products,
:constraints => {
:locale => /[a-z]{2}/,
:category => /.+?/,
:page => /\d+/
jtanium / Rakefile
Created Nov 29, 2010
Service Oriented Design with Ruby and Rails (examples that actually work)
View Rakefile
require 'rubygems'
require 'active_record'
require 'sinatra'
require 'models/user'
require 'logger'
env_index = ARGV.index("-e")
env_arg = ARGV[env_index+1] if env_index
env = env_arg || ENV["SINATRA_ENV"] || "development"
databases = YAML.load_file("config/database.yml")
niklas / rails-fields-with-errors-get-class-by-nokogiri.rb
Created Jan 9, 2011
Add .error CSS class to all invalid form fields. Rails wraps them in div.fieldWithErrors, which still sucks in 3.0
View rails-fields-with-errors-get-class-by-nokogiri.rb
# put this in config/initializer/fields_with_errors.rb
ActionView::Base.field_error_proc = do |html_tag, instance|
if html_tag =~ /<(input|label|textarea|select)/
error_class = 'error'
doc = Nokogiri::XML(html_tag)
doc.children.each do |field|
unless field['type'] == 'hidden'
unless field['class'] =~ /\berror\b/
derekwyatt / updateboundingbox.vim
Created Sep 27, 2011
An example of integrating a simple shell script into Vim
View updateboundingbox.vim
" When I'm editing some LaTeX, I use PDF files to handle any inserted images and
" LaTeX has some difficulty lining them up right, so I explicitly state the
" viewport. To get the bounding box from the PDF file, I have a script called
" 'getbb'. This function is /very/ specific to my needs. It pulls the filename
" from the current line, which always looks something like this:
" \includegraphics[scale=0.5, viewport = 40 39 703 153]{target/filename.pdf}
" Pulls out the filename (i.e. target/filename.pdf), runs 'getbb' on that and
" inserts the output back overtop of the "viewport = 40 39 703 153".
cblunt / Gemfile
Created Oct 21, 2011
Configure Carrierwave for Amazon S3 Storage and Heroku
View Gemfile
# ...
gem 'carrierwave'
gem 'fog', '~> 1.0.0' # Need to specify version, as carrierwave references older (0.9.0) which doesn't allow configuration of Rackspace UK Auth URL
uhlenbrock / deploy.rb
Created Dec 14, 2011
Precompile assets locally for Capistrano deploy
View deploy.rb
load 'deploy/assets'
namespace :deploy do
namespace :assets do
desc 'Run the precompile task locally and rsync with shared'
task :precompile, :roles => :web, :except => { :no_release => true } do
%x{bundle exec rake assets:precompile}
%x{rsync --recursive --times --rsh=ssh --compress --human-readable --progress public/assets #{user}@#{host}:#{shared_path}}
%x{bundle exec rake assets:clean}
fduran / gist:1870502
Created Feb 20, 2012
Linux monitor & react to event in log file
View gist:1870502
# Linux. Act upon an event in a log file
apt-get upgrade; apt-get install inotify-tools
# create file
# example finding Exception in tomcat log and sending email
while inotifywait -e modify /path/to/file.log; do

Testing OAuth Apis in rails 3.x apps

  1. Install phantomjs
  2. Add rspec, poltergeist, capybara, vcr to Gemfile
  3. bundle install
  4. Create spec/acceptance folder
  5. Create spec/acceptance/acceptance_helper.rb (see below)
  6. Create spec for oauth flow (see below) read the comments carefully

NB: My signup flow is something like:

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