My first Ruby Gem - 'Routesfordummies' (30 sep 12)
A demonstration of my new gem is at rockonruby.com. This site is Rails 4, but I've tested the gem on 3.2.too.
Why I wrote 'routesfordummies':
I find routes.rb one of the most puzzling aspects of Ruby on Rails.
It used to say things like
map.connect 'orders', :controller => 'orders', :action => 'index'
Then it changed to
get 'orders/index => 'orders#index'
with much fanfare about how much easier and safer this is.
I don't get it.
So I've created a gem to make routes.rb easier for dummies.
gem 'routesfordummies', github: 'pdxrod/routesfordummies'
I relied on this intro to creating gems at
I'm grateful to Nathan Amick for writing this introduction, but I must admit, I followed it mindlessly, without knowing what half of it means. It's written in the usual style of Rails documentation - the explanation needs explaining:
"Now lets change back to the root directory of the plugin and set up Spork. Check out the Guardfile, it is important that the spork block come before the rspec."
$ bundle exec guard
whatever that is, it runs for ever. I guess it's continuous integration.