Improve Your Rails Development Workflow

Improve Your Rails Development Workflow

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Florent Guilleux

March 26, 2011
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  1. Improve Your Rails Development Workflow Ruby Peru meeting - March

    26, 2011 Florent Guilleux
  2. Disclaimer: mastering your editor and shell are probably the most

    important things to do to improve your workflow But let's concentrate on tools for today...
  3. 1. Speed-up application initial setup with a Rails application template

  4. 2. Automate the launch of commands needed for your application

    with Terminitor
  5. config file example for a Rails project window do before

    do run "cd ~/projects/demo" end run "git st" run "mate ." tab :name => "server" do run "rails server" end tab :name => "console" do run "rails console" end tab :name => "spork" do run "bundle exec spork" end tab :name => "autotest" do run "bundle exec autotest" end end
  6. 3. Make your application 10 times faster in development mode

    with RailsDevelopmentBoost
  7. 4. Automatically refresh your browser when a file has changed

    with AutoRefresh
  8. 5. Improve your rails console with Hirb and Wirble

  9. >> Post.all Post Load (0.7ms) SELECT "posts".* FROM "posts" +-----+-------------------------+----------+

    | id | created_at | title | +-----+-------------------------+----------+ | 907 | 2009-03-06 21:10:41 UTC | hello | | 906 | 2009-03-06 08:47:04 UTC | world | +-----+-------------------------+----------+ 2 rows in set
  10. 6. Easily know the attributes/columns of your models with Annotate

  11. class LineItem < ActiveRecord::Base belongs_to :product # ... end #

    == Schema Info # # Table name: line_items # # id :integer(11) not null, primary key # quantity :integer(11) not null # product_id :integer(11) not null # unit_price :float # order_id :integer(11) example of model annotation
  12. 7. Generate diagrams of a Rails application with Rails ERD

    or RailRoady
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  14. 8. Open gem code quickly with qwandry

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