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Solutions Journal

A Sneaky Way to Expire a Fragment Cache

Thursday, Jan 19, 2012 at 02:07 PM | Solutions

Sometimes it can be tough to find the right way to clear a cache, especially member routes like :show. It is easy to do a brute force expire, but sometimes... Read more

Wrapping a Selection with ERB tags in Sublime Text 2

Wednesday, Jan 04, 2012 at 07:31 AM | Solutions

We have been using Sublime Text 2 as an editor and enjoying the feature set, but missing one snippet in particular from Dr. Nic's ruby-tmbundle: wrapping a selection with erb... Read more

Quick RMagick fix for Ubuntu Lucid

Friday, Jul 16, 2010 at 03:27 PM | Solutions

We recently moved a rails site to a new vps and wanted to have a more stable environment by installing common libraries by package instead of using gem versions (to... Read more

Using JQuery UI Autocomplete with Rails

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 04:34 PM | Solutions

Getting Started JQuery UI's new Autocomplete is a great addition to its library of widgets. Autocomplete is amazingly well thought and customizable. We had been using other plugins that worked... Read more

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