Category: Rails

structuring your RSpec project

it is an established convention to put all your rails tests or spec in the test/spec folder. even jasmine javascript files go in spec/javascripts… seriously, wtf? cucumber features on the other hand go in the features folder… so? while i don’t like cucumber (because of the additional complexity that comes with gherkin), i like the […]

monkey-patching Rails

I’ve been working a bit on a rails plugin for debugging html templates that we use at Shopify called partially_useful. It’s a very simple helper that adds HTML-comments to the rendered source, so that you can inspect it easily in your browser’s developer toolbar. The comment hints look like this: <— start rendering ‘some_partial’ with […]

Bringing Usergroups on Ruby

I am one of the organizers of the local Ruby Usergroup in Hamburg for over two years now. We meet on a regular basis, every second wednesday each month. Some times we meet in a bar to grab some beers, some times we have full fledged community events with sponsors and high quality talks. All […]

Improved ASIN documentation

Beeing sick sucks, but on the other hand there is a lot of spare time… So, while sitting on my couch, I created a new resource for documentation of my pet project the asin gem, which you can find on heroku: If you have any additions or questions feel free to fork the project or […]