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tweaks

DESCRIPTION:

Tweaks are like tiny gems. In a single file you declare its name and default configuration, and implement it. Project specific configuration can be provided seperately in your app, and a defined tweak doesn't have to be installed at all.

What Tweaks does for you

Tweaks provides a minimal framework for implementing, configuring and distributing those little pieces of code you develop and collect through developing multiple rails projects. A tweak can be developed in the context of a Rails project with minimal friction. When the project is delivered (and the pressure is off) you can move the tweak into its own gem or copy it to the next Rails project (if you must - not recommended)

Why bother ?

  • to be DRY

  • to make those little hacks easy to develop during a project, then easily extractable from it for wider use

  • to share with others

Advanced

  • Tweaks can be moved to another rails app by copying or moving the *_tweak.rb files to a tweaks folder, then adding

the config to tweaks_config.rb

  • Multiple tweaks could be stored in your own gem, and then loaded by a rails/init.rb file like the one in this gem

Developed at RailsCamp Perth 2010

FEATURES/PROBLEMS:

  • untested with Rails 3

REQUIREMENTS:

  • tested on MacOS and Linux

INSTALL:

> gem install tweaks > cd <RAILS_ROOT> > script/generate tweak blah

Now

  • Define your tweak in the new file tweaks/blah_tweak.rb, with default values

  • Configure it in config/initializers/tweaks_config.rb for your app

LICENSE:

(The MIT License)

Copyright © 2010 (at Rails Camp Perth, Australia) by Gary McGhee, Buzzware Solutions

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.