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mattslay / gist:2406616
Created Apr 17, 2012
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# When you do not want Users to be able to sign up for your site, rather, you want the admin to create the account and send them the login info.
class User < ActiveRecord::Base
def self.create_new_user(email, password)
user ={ :email => email, :password => password })
# This requires the admin to choose a password, so you could create a an algorithm to create
mattslay / gist:2408397
Created Apr 17, 2012
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<% if user_signed_in? %>
<%= link_to 'Sign out', destroy_user_session_path, :method => :delete %>
<% else %>
<%= link_to 'Sign in', new_user_session_path %>
<% end %>
mattslay /
Created Apr 27, 2012
View helper generates html output for a Twitter Bootstrap styled control group

Twitter Bootstrap control_container method

This view helper generates html output for a Twitter Bootstrap styled control-group
(input fields and check_boxes).

Basic usage in a view html.erb file (pass in the Model and the Attribute name):

<%= control_container(@user, :name) %>

It renders the following:

mattslay / capybara_example.rb
Created Jun 11, 2012
My collection of Capybara examples
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# This is an example of various ways I use Capybara to test the Submit button on my crud forms.
# I am using these tests to:
# 1. Confirm the form has a submit/commit button
# 2. Confirm that the submit/commit button has a particular css class ('btn-primary' from twitter bootstrap)
# 3. Confirm that the displayed value (or caption, if you will) of the submit/commit says "Save"
# Given this html inside of a form tag:
# <input class="btn btn-primary" id="submit" name="commit" type="submit" value="Save" />
mattslay / bootstrap.rb
Created Jul 30, 2012 — forked from allard/bootstrap.rb
Form builder for Twitter Bootstrap v2 form elements
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# This file goes in config/initializers
require 'bootstrap_form_builder'
# Make this the default Form Builder. You can delete this if you don't want form_for to use
# the bootstrap form builder by default
ActionView::Base.default_form_builder = BootstrapFormBuilder::FormBuilder
# Add in our FormHelper methods, so you can use bootstrap_form_for.
ActionView::Base.send :include, BootstrapFormBuilder::FormHelper
mattslay / gist:03a09ec1911fba88a03b
Last active Aug 29, 2015
Helpful Sql Server scripts
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-- See lots of settings the DB is currently using
select * from sys.databases
-- Count rows in each table
select TableName, i.rows Records
from sysobjects t, sysindexes i
where t.xtype = 'U' and = and i.indid in (0,1)
order by Records desc;
-- Find Foreign Key References
mattslay / gist:46629f1f645d76800c4d
Created Feb 3, 2015
Asp.Net MVC controller pattern for typical CRUD actions
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namespace {{lcControllersNameSpace}}
public class {{lcClassPlural}}Controller : {{lcAppBaseController}}
[HttpGet, Route("{{lcClassPlural}}")]
public ActionResult List()
var model = CreateViewModel<{{lcViewModelClass}}>();
mattslay /
Last active Jun 27, 2016
Basic getting started with html and

This a small collection of getting-started-with-html-and-javascript samples that I created for coding beginners. Each link takes you to a code page hosted on jsFiddle where you can see the html/javascript code and how it renders on the screen. You can also play with the code in the jsFiddle editor to begin your own exploration and tinkering with html/javascript.

(Look for comments on each example in the lower javascript panel of the jsFiddle page.)

[00.0 - Basic HTML web page layout] (

  • the most basic sections of an html page: DOCTYPE, html, body

[00.1 - Introducing a few basic HTML elements] (

  • h1, h2, p, strong, em, u
import math
class cylinder(object):
feature_type = "cylinder"
def __init__(self, diameter, length):
self.diameter = diameter
self.length = length
self._start_z = 0.00
mattslay / msUtils.prg
Last active Oct 17, 2016
Matt Slay general FoxPro utils, aka msUtils
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