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Five gems

  1. 1. Five gems I like a little bit. Jeremy Weiskotten Terrible Labs @doctorzaiusWednesday, February 6, 13
  2. 2. zeusWednesday, February 6, 13
  3. 3. zeus • Preloads your Rails app • Lets you start the server, console, or rake task, or run a generator, in less than a second! • Kind of like spork, only way better and not intrusiveWednesday, February 6, 13
  4. 4. zeus • $  zeus  start • $  zeus  server • $  zeus  console • $  zeus  test • $  zeus  generate • $  zeus  rake Don’t put zeus in your Gemfile!Wednesday, February 6, 13
  5. 5. active_hashWednesday, February 6, 13
  6. 6. active_hash • Read-only data source • Acts like ActiveRecord • Data that’s not really data • types • units • constanty thingsWednesday, February 6, 13
  7. 7. active_hashWednesday, February 6, 13
  8. 8. active_hashWednesday, February 6, 13
  9. 9. active_hashWednesday, February 6, 13
  10. 10. simple_formWednesday, February 6, 13
  11. 11. simple_formWednesday, February 6, 13
  12. 12. simple_form Custom field types are simple too!Wednesday, February 6, 13
  13. 13. Twitter Boostrap StyleWednesday, February 6, 13
  14. 14. simple_formWednesday, February 6, 13
  15. 15. redcarpetWednesday, February 6, 13
  16. 16. redcarpet Renders markdown, which is awesome #  This  is  a  heading ##  And  a  subheading Best  paragraph  ever! Another  paragraph!  With  **important**  [links](http:// haml.info). *  Item  1 *  Item  2 *  Item  3Wednesday, February 6, 13
  17. 17. Haml + Redcarpet = ♥ • Haml is great for structure • But “Haml sucks for content” http://chriseppstein.github.com/blog/ 2010/02/08/haml-sucks-for-content/ • Use Haml’s :markdown filter with a markdown processor like Redcarpet for maximum winningsWednesday, February 6, 13
  18. 18. Haml suckingWednesday, February 6, 13
  19. 19. Haml not suckingWednesday, February 6, 13
  20. 20. better_errorsWednesday, February 6, 13
  21. 21. better_errors • Error pages don’t suck any more • Only add to your Gemfile’s development group!Wednesday, February 6, 13
  22. 22. better_errors Sssshhh... a bonus gem!Wednesday, February 6, 13
  23. 23. better_errors LIVE DEMONSTRATIONWednesday, February 6, 13

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