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# This hack is designed to prevent a thread from implicitly checking out an AR connection by
# just accessing ActiveRecord::Base.connection. The point of doing this is to ensure that threads
# don't tie up connections that they are not using, by making sure we're explicit about where we
# need to use an AR connection.
# See also
ActiveSupport.on_load(:active_record) do
ActiveRecord::ConnectionAdapters::ConnectionPool # ensure loaded
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I want to build a system which uses rules. These rules will change hourly (i.e. "this rule is effective from 2pm to 6pm"). The rules must support arbitrarily complex logic on just 2-3 pre-defined variables and result in a boolean:

item.a > 10 && item.b == 0 || item.category == FOOTWEAR

These rules will be executed hundreds of times per second so I can't afford the overhead of plain old eval. I want to reload the current effective ruleset from the database hourly, precompile each rule's logic string and execute it via the quickest method possible. It might look something like this:

class Rule
seanknox / spec--capybara_helpers.rb
Created May 10, 2014
RSpec + Capybara + Sauce Labs + Selenium (local or remote)
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module CapybaraHelpers
class << self
def local_ip
def setup_selenium_remote
app_host ||= ENV.fetch('SELENIUM_APP_HOST', local_ip)
Capybara.server_host = app_host
Capybara.app_host = "http://#{app_host}:#{Capybara.current_session.server.port}"
hadees / gist:7308571
Last active Dec 27, 2015 — forked from ericboehs/gist:7125105
Poltergeist hack to silence CoreText performance notes from phantomjs that works with billy.
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module Capybara::Poltergeist
class Client
def redirect_stdout
prev = STDOUT.dup
prev.autoclose = false
$stdout = @write_io
prev = STDERR.dup
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dypsilon /
Last active Mar 2, 2021
A badass list of frontend development resources I collected over time.
tovodeverett / database_cleaner.rb
Created Jun 19, 2013
Modified version of Avdi Grimm's solution for configuring RSpec and Capybara to use DatabaseCleaner
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RSpec.configure do |config|
config.before(:suite) do
config.before(:each) do
DatabaseCleaner.strategy = Capybara.current_driver == :rack_test ? :transaction : :truncation
bgrins /
Last active Jan 22, 2021
Prevent errors on console methods when no console present and expose a global 'log' function.

Javascript log Function

Every time I start a new project, I want to pull in a log function that allows the same functionality as the console.log, including the full functionality of the Console API.

There are a lot of ways to do this, but many are lacking. A common problem with wrapper functions is that the line number that shows up next to the log is the line number of the log function itself, not where log was invoked. There are also times where the arguments get logged in a way that isn't quite the same as the native function.

This is an attempt to once and for all document the function that I pull in to new projects. There are two different options:

  • The full version: Inspired by the plugin in HTML5 Boilerplate. Use this if you are writing an application and want to create a window.log function. Additionally,
return1 / trim_enabler.txt
Last active Feb 12, 2021
TRIM Enabler for OS X Yosemite 10.10.3
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# UPDATE for 10.10.4+: please consider this patch obsolete, as apple provides a tool called "trimforce" to enable trim support for 3rd party SSDs
# just run "sudo trimforce enable" to activate the trim support from now on!
# Original version by Grant Parnell is offline (
# Update July 2014: no longer offline, see
# Looks for "Apple" string in HD kext, changes it to a wildcard match for anything
# Alternative to
tehpeh / db.rake
Created Sep 17, 2012
Enable hstore on rake db:schema:load
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namespace :db do
namespace :enable do
desc "enable hstore extension"
task :hstore => [:environment, :load_config] do
ActiveRecord::Base.connection.execute('CREATE EXTENSION IF NOT EXISTS hstore;')
Rake::Task['db:schema:load'].enhance ['db:enable:hstore']