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RailsServices

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A very (VERY) simple gem for Rails that adds a generator for easily creating a service class and its accompanying spec or test unit file.

Requirements

Rails 4 and higher

Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'rails_services'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install rails_services

Usage

Examples:

$ rails generate rails_services:create Service Model|Controller Sub-folder [opt] --instance [yes (default), no]

$ rails generate rails_services:destroy Service Model|Controller Sub-folder [opt] --instance [yes (default), no]

Sub-folders

Sub-folders are optional but, at this time, you may only use one sub-folder. I generally use the sub-folders when I have a naturally grouped set of services.

Instance Argument

The instance argument was added in version 2.0.0. It is also optional but does default to yes if omitted. In previous iterations of this gem as well as in my early use of service layers, I did not instantiate my service classes; rather, I created adn accessed them at the class level, calling class methods (i.e., those defined with self.).

I was never satisfied with this and, sometime in the last few months, I read a now-lost blog post on utilizing a BaseService class and instantiating your actual service. I prefer this new approach, for lack of a better word, and have decided to add it to this gem, as the default style used going forward (starting with 2.0.0).

Upgrading

The primary change in version 2 is that old services, those that do not include the BaseService class, called and accessed methods that were all defined with self.. You do not have to choose one style over another; in fact, you can mix and match the styles, if you wish.

Converting Old Service Classes - Should you want to update your older/previously built services with this approach, you only need to do the following:

 # include the base service in your class
 class ClassName
   include BaseService

 # Then ... change the method signatures, simply removing "self." from the definition
 def self.call
   # ...
 end
 # becomes
 def call
   # ...
 end
 # and so on for other, similarly defined methods

Result

Two files are created (spec or test based on your test_framework):

  • app/services/model|controller/[sub-folder]/thing.rb
  • spec/services/model|controller/[sub-folder]/thing_spec.rb
  • test/services/model|controller/[sub-folder]/thing_test.rb

Contributing

  1. Fork it ( https://github.com/imageaid/rails_services/fork )
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create a new Pull Request