Manage delayed_job on Elastic Beanstalk

Mark Berry March 5, 2015

With huge thanks to this post by Daniel Viklund, I want to share some notes and code about how I am managing delayed_job on a Rails 3.2.16 app deployed on AWS Elastic Beanstalk.

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Convert a Select Drop-Down Box to an Autocomplete in Rails

Mark Berry October 30, 2012

I created a nice select drop-down box in Ruby on Rails 3.2.8 using SimpleForm 2.0.2 and Twitter Bootstrap 2.0.3, with authentication from CanCan 1.6.8. Since there are quite a few values in the selection list, I thought it would be nice if the user could make a selection using an autocomplete field instead. Since it’s Rails, it’ll be an easy change, right? Hoo boy.

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Postgres Error: Trigger is a System Trigger

Mark Berry September 13, 2012

All I wanted to do was test a little JavaScript.

I’m working on my Ruby on Rails app:  Rails 3.2.8, Rspec 2.11.0, Capybara 1.1.2, and Postgres 8.4.

I added an Rspec/Capybara test that required JavaScript. I added the necessary :js => true to the test’s define header. But when the web page opened in Firefox (using the default Capybara Selenium driver), I could see that my test data wasn’t there.

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Installing Ruby 1.9.3 under Ubuntu 10.04 LTS using RVM

Mark Berry April 27, 2012

Today when I tried to use rvm to install Ruby 1.9.3, I got errors referring  me to make.log and make.install.log:

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Formatting Time Zones and Datetime in Rails 3

Mark Berry March 22, 2012

Here is my current approach for formatting time zone and date/time values. I’m using Rails 3.1.3, SimpleForm 2.0.1, and Twitter Bootstrap 2.0.1. I had some trouble finding examples of how to do this so maybe this will help someone.

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Set Up PostgreSQL for Rails 3.1

Mark Berry October 7, 2011

Heroku requires PostgreSQL for production and recommends it for development. Here is the process I worked out for installing PostgreSQL 8.4 and setting up a Rails 3.1 project. I’m working in Ubuntu 10.04.

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Install Rails 3.1 for the Rails Tutorial

Mark Berry September 27, 2011

I’ve been working through Michael Hartl’s Ruby on Rails Tutorial. I had some trouble in chapter 13 installing the released version of Rails 3.1.0, so I thought I would post what worked for me.

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