How to write maintainable routes in rails

config/routes.rb is the gateway to your ruby on rails application. All request send by your users are directed to the appropriate code by the routes. Example:

When someone visits your-website.com/profiles then the request is taken to the Index action of the UsersController. Under that action you will get the index.html.erb. So using routes we…

Lazy enumerator to handle huge files

Lazy evaluation, or call-by-need is an evaluation strategy which delays the evaluation of an expression until its value is needed. It’s frequently seen in functional languages, ruby introduced the lazy method in Ruby 2.0. For those who don’t know what are enumerators: enumerators are something that can be counted. So a collection of elements, files (file…

Managing associated objects

Most of the rails applications build, works around databases. And the most commonly used relationship in database is the one to many relationship. In rails its represented as has_many on the parent side and belong_to on the child’s side. Now, as we write the relationship we also need to make sure what should be done…

Database transaction in Rails

A transaction is a sequence of operations performed as a single logical unit of work. A logical unit of work must exhibit four properties called the atomicity, consistency, isolation and durability (ACID) properties, to qualify as a transaction. We use database transactions to make sure that all the instructions we send to database are successful, and…