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Solutions Journal

A Fantastic Rails Plugin

Monday, Mar 01, 2010 at 10:01 AM | Solutions

What a time saver We have a project that has a few associations starting with user. The User has many project and projects has many stopwatches. We were working on... Read more

Expire Action Cache with Rake

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 at 02:00 PM | Solutions

For a site we have been updating, we needed the action cache expired every so often independent of the sweeper. Unfortunately, we were having difficulty using the expire_action or expire_fragment... Read more

JQuery Toggle Function

Friday, Oct 16, 2009 at 09:01 AM | Solutions

A JQuery Toggle Function to Replace the RJS/Scriptaculous Visual_Effect Helper We have been using JQuery instead of Prototype and Scriptaculous a lot this year and needed an easy, non-obtrusive function... Read more

Installing Sphinx on Snow Leopard

Monday, Sep 28, 2009 at 07:58 PM | Solutions

Upgrading to Snow Leopard was pretty smooth save for a few items. Sphinx was giving a little trouble connecting to mysql. Instead of using 9.8.1, we found Sphinx 9.9-rc2 to... Read more

Remove Files From Git Repo

Tuesday, Aug 04, 2009 at 08:03 PM | Solutions

If you ever have a case where you want to remove files from a git repo without deleting the files in the process, you can do this: Add the files... Read more

Sphinx, Thinking_Sphinx, and Whenever

Tuesday, Aug 04, 2009 at 04:41 PM | Solutions

Setting up Full Text Search For a recent project, we needed to install a full text search engine. After doing some research and speaking with colleagues, we found the combination... Read more

Working with Delayed Job

Friday, May 22, 2009 at 02:56 PM | Solutions

Delayed Job is great for offloading processes out of the way for users. For Heraldr, we needed to be able to send a lot of emails from the site without... Read more

Deploying Rails 2.3.2

Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 03:54 PM | Solutions

If you run into a deploy error with Capistrano when deploying a rails 2.3.3 app, you might need to add the irs_process_scripts plugin. You can install it from github at... Read more