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As always we’re your inside scoop of interesting commits, pull requests and more from Rails.
This is Kasper, and I’m ready to serve you this scoop. I tapped keys on the board in front of me to make words appear. It’s quite the tapestry.
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33 contributors made this week happen. Pull Requests were merged, new friendships were made… I think I even heard someone say they saw a cat online. That’s a rare sight, and part of what made this week special. Thanks everyone!
As a follow up to last week’s
has_secure_token, both the migration and model generators can create
rails g migration add_auth_token_to_users auth_token:token.
rails g model user auth_token:token.
The model generator automatically adds
has_secure_token :auth_token to your new model file.
On Rails 5 when you generate a new app, you’ll find ‘method_source’ in your Gemfile. This gem extends the
Method class with
comment methods to aid your debugging. There’s a good usage example in this comment.
validates_acceptance_of would only accept ‘1’ as a valid attribute value. Now you can assign
true to an attribute and the validation will pass.
In Rails 5.1 your time columns will adhere to the time zone of your Rails application. To make the upgrade path smoother, the
config.active_record.time_zone_aware_types option has been added. See the deprecation warning here for help.
One More Thing™
A feature you might not have heard about is validation contexts, which allow you to specify a context a callback should only be run for. Like this:
before_validation callback, on: :create. The link shows a few tests being for this on
before/after_validation. Here is a more advanced example.
That’s all for This week in Rails. As always, there are more changes than we have room to cover here, but feel free to check them out yourself!
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