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Questions tagged [ruby-on-rails]

Ruby on Rails is an open-source web development framework optimized for programmer happiness and maintaining sustainable productivity. Many things are defined by convention, freeing you from having to re-invent things to stay productive.

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Tracking flakey tests in Ruby on Rails / Rspec - is there a way to do this?

Currently working on a Ruby-on-Rails codebase, testing is done with Rspec. We use BuildKite to run tests. We are in a situation where sometimes tests will fail, and upon a retry or two, pass. AKA, we ...
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Best way to renew OAuth token before expiry

I am building a simple application built in Rails that allows the client to connect to a third party api to sync customer data. The customer inputs their username and password and my application ...
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Database dictionary table versus code defined enum

For the following table structure, for the metric_id column, what are the advantages of having a JOIN dictionary table versus an ENUM dictionary defined in the code? Assuming the metrics dictionary is ...
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Sharing ActiveRecord class between two Rails app with gem

We have several Rails applications using the same ActiveRecord, Book. For simplicity let us assume we have only these two: BookWarehouseApp (that deals how new book are added, or other inventory ...
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How to overcome the fear of building a web application with a recurring payment system? [closed]

I'm a Ruby on Rails developer. I'd like to create a web application. I will let users get a payed subscription to use the product. So I will need a recurring billing system (e.g. via paypal). But ...
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Is is OK to use a non-primary key as the id in a rails resource?

I am getting ready to set up a resource for some new api calls to my rails application. I am planning on calling the resource devices ie resources :devices This is going to represent android mobile ...
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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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Rails model inheritance without STI or polymorphism?

I have a Rails app with HighSchoolTeam and ClubTeam models. I'm currently using Single Table Inheritance (STI) with Team. That means I only have a Teams table in my database, no High_School_Teams or ...
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Best RoR pattern for special instances of a subclass

I'm trying to figure out the best way to "partially" use the validates_uniqueness_of validator for a particular case of problem. Let's say I have a Book class with multiple comments, with the Comment ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rails - Does using partials slow views rendering?

I'm having performance issues on a Rails 3.1.0 application, now I've done dome changes on my queries with AR and so but views still takes too many time to render, I've divided the views, loops and so, ...
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How did the “Rails can't Scale” meme start?

One meme about Rails is that Rails can't Scale. Is it known how this meme started? Was there a particular blog post that argued this is the case?
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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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Can a model have itself as a foreign key?

I am doing a coding project in rails. I have a user model, and I want to add a "spouse_id" to it (which would reference other users). Can a model reference itself in a foreign key?
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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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Using self.method vs the scope :method DSL

According to the Thoughbot Rails Style Guide, we should Use def self.method, not the scope :method DSL. My question is: is this simply for the sake of choosing one of these styles and sticking ...
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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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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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Should I be writing feature or request specs?

I've been writing model specs for a while now and I'm gradually moving towards integration testing. Right now, I'm looking at the best way to test the output of my ActiveAdmin dashboard but I'm unsure ...
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How can I implement an escrow payment system in my website? [closed]

I'd like to build a web service similar to Kickstarter that allows users to pledge money to an idea, tho I'm unsure how I can implement this kind of payment system. If the the idea receives a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Ruby on Rails database using static lookup tables or constant strings

In some ruby on rails projects, I have seen instances where strings are used instead of a foreign key reference to a lookup table. I usually code in C#/SQL Server and use lookup tables, but am not ...
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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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easiest way for push notifications

I wanted to implement real time push notification to one of the apps written in RoR. I don't have any experience with nodejs, nowjs, express or socketio. What would be the easiest way to implement ...
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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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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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