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A developer's QA "caddy" that aids in QA'ing, debugging, and otherwise navigating your application during development and/or QA.
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rails-caddy

A developer's QA “caddy” that aids in QA'ing, debugging, and otherwise navigating your application during development and/or QA.

Rails Compatibility

Tests cover rails 2.1.2, 2.2.2, and 2.3.2 specifically. Previous releases on each minor version have not been explicitly tested, but I suspect they should all function equally well.

Installing

The gem is hosted on RubyForge.

sudo gem install rails-caddy

Usage

RULE #1: DO NOT DEPLOY THIS TO PRODUCTION. I WILL HAVE NO EMPATHY WHATSOEVER IF YOU DO NOT HEED MY WARNING. THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS GEM THAT WILL DEFINITELY SCREW YOU OVER IF YOU DEPLOY IT TO PRODUCTION.

This process is not currently scripted, but following these steps will get you off and running.

  • edit application.rb

    if Object.const_defined?(:RailsCaddy)
      helper RailsCaddyHelper
      around_filter :handle_sanitize_email
      around_filter :handle_timecop_offset, :except => [:timecop_update, :timecop_reset]
    end
  • edit config/environments/development.rb – DO NOT MAKE THIS AVAILABLE TO PRODUCTION!!!

    config.gem "rails-caddy"
    
    config.after_initialize do
      require 'rails-caddy'
      require_dependency 'application_controller' # 'application' if pre rails 2.3
      RailsCaddy.init!
    
      ActionMailer::Base.sanitized_recipients = "nobody@smartlogicsolutions.com"
    end
  • add just before you close your body tag in your layout (it's actually unimportant where you place it, as long as it's in the body):

    <%= rails_caddy if Object.const_defined?(:RailsCaddy) %>
  • add to the top of config/routes.rb

    RailsCaddy.define_routes!(map) if Object.const_defined?(:RailsCaddy)

RDoc

Dependencies

rails-caddy is dependent on the sanitize_email gem. Unfortunately, for the time being you'll need to build and install that locally. Why? Because the dependency is on sanitize_email and NOT jtrupiano-sanitize_email, the latter of which can be installed remotely. Hopefully this will change soon.

Building/Testing

In order to run the tests, you'll want to build the gem. Why? Because rake test:rails_compatibility tests all supported versions of rails (see Rails Compatibility, above). It does this by creating mini-Rails apps for each version and config-gem'ing rails-caddy (config.gem 'rails-caddy'). If you don't build the gem and try to run the tests, you'll get an error telling you to run `rake gems:install`.

The easiest way to build the gem is to install technicalpickle’s jeweler gem: sudo gem install jeweler.

After jeweler is installed, you can build and install with some handy rake tasks:

rake build
rake install

n.b. rake install uses sudo

(Problems? See Dependencies, above.)

Now you can run your tests:

rake test:all                  # Run all test suites.
rake test:rails_compatibility  # Test all supported versions of rails.

Copyright

Copyright © 2009 John Trupiano. See LICENSE for details.

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