March 31, 2015 by Daniel P. Clark

Rails 4’s Awesome enums

In Rails 4 enum was introduced to support a feature that people were building by hand or by gem.  What enum does for you is it associates a symbol list for you to reference which will be stored in the database as an integer.  So :cow could be 0 and :dog could be 1 in…

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January 5, 2015 by Daniel P. Clark

Dealing with Rails 4 forms and params

In the learning stage of Rails developments one will come across different scenarios of handling parameters from Rails forms that are submitted.  Also since Rails 4 introduced Strong Parameters there are some additional things to keep in mind. Form Params 101

Submitted forms return a JSON response with data in it.  You can access…

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