Questions tagged [ruby-on-rails]

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How to efficiently process CPU intensive tasks on the server in the background

I built an audio processing web app using Rails. The user uploads a song to the website. The song is then decomposed into individual elements and then modified and recombined. I am using a an open ...
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Is it okay to include assets (css, js) outside of webpack?

i'm making an app in Rails 6, and i've included my css/js assets in public direction. Is it fine? I know that webpack makes code faster and lighter. But do i make some mistake if i just include code ...
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Should feature branches always branch from develop?

I'm a Rails developer and I've always had this doubt, let's say I have to develop things for the user's controller and views (branch feature/users-endpoint) and imagine I end up developing several ...
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Is it better to have a default avatar library on client or server side?

I have a webapp using ReactJS as the frontend and Rails as the backend service. I have an account manager, where a user can choose multiple avatars from a default library. This library contains ...
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What is less desirable: Inefficient code or maintenance overhead?

In our Ruby on Rails app, we have a set of conditions to define the status of a user. Currently, there is logic that checks if those conditions are true given a user. We are in the process of writing ...
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Ruby on Rails newbie question, regarding general design for models/controlers for feedback app/ my thinking

I am working on a little project which essentially allows me as the administrator to upload new products to the app (each product would be a video explaining product) which would have its own specific ...
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Building a schedule app - best design pattern for collection on Rails API

I’m building a web app using Rails API on server side. The goal is to make a planning manager. I want my users to be able to plan ‘daily’ events, which will display at some specific weekdays, with ...
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Call external API during validation (Rails)

I need to validate a value with data from an external API. The easiest way would be to add a validation rule in my model, call the external API and do my check. But it feels very dirty to call an API ...
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Best practices for internationalization: composed sentences?

I am working on a project where clients are able to create objects in a database. Each of these objects has a description string that describes the object. Let's assume we are looking at an object ...
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Is it usually good practice to declare an association methods in two models despite only using the association on one side?

Let me elaborate. Say I have a model called Credit that is categorized by a Role model. A real life example would be a track from an album. The track will have credits detailing its' contributions: ...
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Implementing A “Draft” Mode For Posts

My team is debating how to transition a portion of our Rails application to allow "drafts". For simplicities sake, we can imagine a Post object where we want to allow a kind of draft mode. Our real ...
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Rails Devise & React with Graphsql

I am trying to fix an authorization/authentication strategy for a Rails app (5.2). I am migrating the front-end w/o an API. I have however connected the backend through a GraphQL flow. I am planning ...
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Good practices: using member routes or filter on search scopes?

I want to know which practice is more convenient having the following example, (my app is a Rails app but this can be applied on any framework) I am trying to create an endpoint which contains author ...
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Ruby on Rails: primary SQL db and secondary No-SQL db without models

I have in mind to develop a Ruby on Rails app with two different databases. In the primary SQL db - let's say MySQL, for instance - I'd keep my app items, e.g. user profiling, user-user interactions ...
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Reconciling MVC with a strategy pattern

I am working on a Rails application which employs a classic MVC as its fundamental structure. In that structure the controller is supposed to be responsible for "which view to render when". Now after ...
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Convincing a development team to use a better design pattern [closed]

I recently joined a company where I was tasked with building a system for one of their clients. The work I've done is so far working well, but the most senior developer on the team who's been with the ...
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Argument for staying on Rails instead of migrating to .net MVC?

I work for a Rails SaaS platform that was recently acquired by a primarily Microsoft shop. They are pushing the issue we need to rewrite the entire application in .NET. It's very clear they know ...
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Fastest way to return a list of records depending on many many-to-many relationships

I'm developing an API in Rails and the following requirement is established (it's really more complicated, but I want put a simple example): There are users and messages. users have a gender (...
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Best practice to add polymorphic attachments to a post

I'm currently trying to figure out how to solve following problem: I have a model called Post that has, among other attributes, link_1_text, link_1_url, link_2_text and link_2_url for users to add ...
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Implement Customizing records

I have the following tables: Organization. Articles Templates Organization is the parent of both articles and templates. On the articles index page, I display (by default) all templates for the ...
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Benefits of using a JS Framework

I am starting a new project and trying to decide if I should use a Javascript framework (like vue.js or react) and create a Ruby on Rails API, or use Ruby on Rails to server-side render pages and ...
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Is the URL 'users/new' RESTful?

I was in a job interview demo-ing a RESTful API in Flask when an argument broke about the API. The interviewer argued that the URL for adding a new user (/users/new) is not proper REST. My API ...
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Measure ActiveRecord performance in `limit` method [closed]

How can I measure ActiveRecord's performance? My query has where and an order by clause, and on top of that I want the top row: User.where(…).order(id: :asc).limit(1) Knowing that the order by ...
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How can I appropriately model relationships that have a cyclical dependency?

Let's take two simple Rails models, Post and PostRevision. class Post < ApplicationRecord # Attribute: Status (ex: draft, public, private, deleted) # Attribute: Views # An owner, likely a ...
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Should I structure/process data for a view in an MVC architecture?

I've got a view that renders a menu. These menu items are dynamic, in that they only appear based on some conditions (authorization, for example). I have two options: Hard code the menu in the view ...
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Can we use shared schema multi tenancy(using tenant_id column to scope) combined with seperate schema approach

I am working on a ruby on rails learner project that uses multi-tenancy. This project has states(tenant) and cities(sub-tenants). User can only belong to one city. For first level i.e for states I ...
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Design tables and models for shipment and changes and keep it normalized

Our company buys second hand valuables (item) from clients and resell them for them. In order to do the client comes to our site and ask for a shipment he may choose the time that the delivery man ...
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Single page React on Rails app vs Multi page React on Rails app [closed]

I've been looking around hoping to get some perspective of the pros and cons of using a Single Page React App vs. a Multi Page React App. The end product of the project is a page with 5 tabs, each ...
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What are best practices to maintain a list in the database in Rails?

I have list boxes and model relationships in the database. I'm doing the following migrations to maintain lists, rename items, and add items: def up Fund.create min: 0, max: 1_000_000 ...
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Between JS clients and a Unity game server : TCP or UDP?

I'm currently building an interactive game which has a very special use case : The game is displayed on a giant screen on stage in a theatre, and the audience can play it with their smartphones (http:/...
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Scheduling notifications reminders for users

I am trying to design the best way to send reminders to users for events they are registered for: reminders should be sent 72, 48 and 24 hours before the event reminders cannot be sent twice (so user ...
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Fat or slim job code in Rails?

I have a Rails 5 application with Resque as the background job backend. A typical job does quite a few things, mainly it collects stuff from HTTP services, processes and aggregates some of the ...
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Caching data in a Rails variable instead of querying the database?

I have a list of about 15000 items in my database, every one of them has a unique ID and name. New items are added regularly but usually not more than ten a day. My frontend uses a form with ...
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How do I create idiomatic error interfaces in Ruby?

I'm developing a Ruby on Rails app. The app contains a service wrapping an external REST API, called from a controller, with several possible error states. The current implementation returns the ...
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How should Rails be set up with an SPA client like Aurelia?

Let's suppose I have a backend with API-only Rails. There is also a Javascript single-page application (Aurelia, but could be something else) talking to this API. Should I keep these together, in the ...
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Decoupling REST API and frontend web application

I'm learning Ruby on Rails coming from Node.js/express and had a few design questions. I used React.js for the frontend in my Node apps and I'm planning on continuing to do so in my Rails apps. What ...
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What are the different approaches to filtering on aggregated data?

I have a feature I'm building that aggregates data across about a dozen or so tables. This data is aggregated from a heavily joined query. This page then has a lot of filtering, sorting, counting, and ...
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Database design for a role based access system?

I'm considering different designs for a generic role library gem. The first is based off the Rolify gem but with a has_many through: relationship instead of HABTM. HABTM tables are "headless" in ...
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API oriented web app for both public and private consumptions in Ruby

In traditional Rail app, we need to deal with controller/model/action and has a view that generate HTML output. Now There are many JS framework like backbone/react that allow us to code client side ...
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Classifieds categorization best practices and concepts

Im writting a web-page in Ruby on Rails , so i can learn the language and framework better. I have a User model which has_many Classifieds models which has_many Photos which accept_attachment :image. ...
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How deal with negative feedback on code style from senior developer? [closed]

Background I have been programming mainly in Python in the past years and mostly on my own projects. I have developed some of my own small stilistic conventions like leaving 4 numbers of empty lines ...
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Where to store configuration URL variable in Rails?

I have an external ecommerce link that varies based based on environment (testing and production systems). Where should it go in Rails? Possibilities include: a conditional directly in the template,...
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Web framework to consume external API [closed]

I'm currently joining a project in which there's a core REST API already developed which is used for a mobile app. The next step will be to build a web app which should also consume the API. My doubt ...
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database architecture for ecommerce app

I’m creating an app that allows users to post, sell, and purchase items. Every item has a count integer attribute that is set by the initial user and which is reduced by n with each purchase. When ...
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When to use inheritance, when to use 'just a boolean field'?

In our Rails application, we are adding notifications. Some of these are blocking: They stop the progress of whatever resource they are added on, because some information on that resource is missing. ...
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Rails' MVC vs Microsoft MVC - where to put logics?

Some time ago I switched from Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 (WebForms, never knew Microsoft's MVC) to Ruby on Rails and learned it's MVC approach, after which some things in ASP.NET MVC seem to be weird. In ...
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Rails on AWS Elastic Beanstalk - limitations

I have been looking at AWS Elastic Beanstalk service for the deploymeny of my rails application, and I came to think it was actually a bad idea given some specific requirements of my application. But ...
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Best way to build a JSON API coupled with HTML views in a Rails project

I've got a Rails eCommerce project communicating with an iOS app. The iOS app receives JSON data from the Rails back-end, but there's also HTML rendering when a user comes to the project from his ...
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Regional test-of-concept environment, whose database must be merged back to the main server afterwards

My client wishes to launch a specific version of the Rails platform I am developing that will be restricted to a particular group of users (some sort of test-of-concept). I will have another server ...
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MVC - Database search logic in View or Model

Special Note: I asked a very similar question on Stack Overflow, but I have since decided the problem should be solved from a design standpoint rather than an implementation standpoint. I have ...