How To Write Your Own Time Comparison Function in Ruby Like time_ago_in_words Without Rails
# time_ago_in_words(, # => 1 day # time_ago_in_words(, 1.hour.ago) # => 1 hour def time_ago_in_words(t1, t2) s = t1.to_i - t2.to_i # distance between t1 and t2 in seconds resolution = if s > 29030400 # seco...
Written by Sean Behan on 10/17/2013
Rails 3 disable_with Does Not Work with Ajax Remote Form_for
It appears that the :disable_with option on the submit_tag form helper method does not behave as expected with remote forms. I'm not sure if this is a bug or not. But the fix is pretty straight forward, but perhaps a little difficult to trouble shoot. Usi...
Written by Sean Behan on 06/17/2012
Rails Select Tag and Onchange Event Calling a Remote Function with Default Option Selected
Here is a little code snippet that will fire off a request to update_client_path when you change the select field. This stands alone, rather than being apart of a larger form. The Client::CATEGORY argument is a hash, which I populated manually in my Clien...
Written by Sean Behan on 06/17/2012
Collection Select Helper and OnChange Event in Rails
Given a collection of Active Record objects, you may use the collection_select helper method to produce a select form field. You need to pass in a number of arguments to the helper function. 1) object - your model object used in the collection 2) method ...
Written by Sean Behan on 06/17/2012
Yield a Block within Rails Helper Method with Multiple Content_tags Using Concat
To clean up some repetitive html coding in views, pass a block of text to a helper function which will wrap it for you the same way, each and every time. For example, I have a 'help' link which will toggle the display of a block of text if a link is click...
Written by Sean Behan on 06/17/2012
Rails Helper to Remove Leading Zero in 12 Hour Time Format
I can't find a strftime() format that will output the hour without the leading zero. For instance 6:20 will be instead 06:20. This just looks a little sloppy. I created a datetime.rb intializer which will contain custom datetime formats for my applicatio...
Written by Sean Behan on 06/17/2012
Date and Time Helpers in Rails
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Written by Sean Behan on 06/17/2012
Make Rails Lib Module Methods Available to Views
If you create a module in the lib/ directory of your Rails application you won't have access to those methods in your views. If you don't want to put those methods in a helper file, you need to add a method to your module that makes them available for you...
Written by Sean Behan on 06/17/2012
Rails Prototype JS and TinyMCE Autosave
TinyMCE is a nice little WYSIWYG for text processing online. It uses iFrames and Javascript callbacks to manipulate textarea form fields. Using it with Rails can be somewhat problematic if you want to set up an observer on a field that TinyMCE is managing...
Written by Sean Behan on 06/17/2012