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Private Inbox System in Rails with Mailboxer New

Introduction It's been quite a while since my last tutorial and since then I've recieved alot of requests by email to implement a private messaging system in Rails. In this tutorial I will guide you on how to implement such a system using the Mailboxer gem. The Gem's docu...

Managing ENV variables in Rails

Often when developing Rails applications, you will find a need to setup a couple of environment variables to store secure information such as passwords, api keys, secrets, etc. This is done especially when your application's code is open source and you don't want people who...

Gmail Like Chat Application in Ruby on Rails

Introduction We are all fond of the Gmail and Facebook inline chat modules. About a week ago, I came across a tutorial on how to replicate hangouts chat in pure css and html and this really inspired me. I thought to myself, "why not give life to this beautiful Gmail-like ...

Integrating AddThis with Rails 4

So I recently signed up for Addthis and added their share tools to my tutorials section of this site. I had AddThis working normally on a full page load but navigation to a different page caused the links not to show up as I was using turbolinks gem which makes following li...

Sending SMS messages using kannel - Rails

I recently was tasked with setting up a web application in ruby on rails that interacted with users through SMS messages. While they are a number of solutions to handle this seamlessly e.g the famous Twilio API , such solutions can prove a little costlier for most busine...

Autocomplete search with images in Rails

Some time back I was looking for a basic search autocomplete implementation to use in one of my rails application. While I found many advanced solutions including Soulmate which is a tutorial for a later date, I came across a simpler solution called FoxyComplete. FoxyCom...

Revision Control with Paperclip - Rails

There is this project I did late last year. The project involved making a web application in ruby on rails where users could request logos to be made for them. The admin could then get a notification after a request and make a logo as specified by the user. The admin could ...

Using Github Embedded Gists With Turbolinks

As you may have noted following links on this site is a little bit faster if not faster than its normally is. I have achieved this with the help of Turbolinks gem. This means that I am able to get the bulk of the speed benefits but this comes at a cost as not everything w...

Rails - Load More Results Using Jquery & Ajax

Maybe you have seen how twitter's or facebook's style of loading older posts. They have a very nice technique of helping the user load older posts. We will try and create a similar functionality in a rails application. This tutorial assumes you have some basic knowledge wit...

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Private Inbox System in Rails with Mailboxer New

Introduction It's been quite a while since my last tutorial and since then I've recieved alot of requests by email to implement a private messaging system ...

Ajax Sortable Lists Rails 4

With me, is a simple to-do list application where users can create dummy to-do lists and displays them in card-like form just like in Trello. We want to e...

Managing ENV variables in Rails

Often when developing Rails applications, you will find a need to setup a couple of environment variables to store secure information such as passwords, a...

Gmail Like Chat Application in Ruby on Rails

Introduction We are all fond of the Gmail and Facebook inline chat modules. About a week ago, I came across a tutorial on how to replicate hangouts chat...

Fast Autocomplete Search Terms - Rails

Introduction In many cases you find that you need to introduce a global search in your rails application i.e. search multiple models at a go using one form...

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