I have a heap of fill-out-form/send-website-operator-mail/send-user-confirmation types of forms. It's daunting when you think about how many files it takes to do this. I'm not coming up with an obvious "Rails" way to pull it off, so I thought it'd be good to know if anyone else has worked through this (7 per form!). models/ my_form_data.rb my_form_data_mailer.rb controllers/ my_form_controller.rb views/ my_form/ index.rhtml show.rhtml my_form_data_mailer/ sent.rhtml confirm.rhtml I'll concede that I have to write this code once, but once for each form? So the notion begins to occur to me... Hmmmm, maybe there's a way to make a factory or some other usage pattern for these because the real things that change are the data model and the views. As I said, I haven't found anything that says "aha! that's what's going to be maintainable." Where I'm at right now is to have a LotsOfMailersController that contains a method for each mailer. The models and views still have to remain. I've refactored some of the repetitive code involved in wiring up the mailer into a protected method. Any other hints? (I just can't help thinking there's some cool Rubyism for doing this :) -- View this message in context: http://www.nabble.com/DRY-Up-Lots-o%27-Mailers-t17... Sent from the RubyOnRails Users forum at Nabble.com.
on 2006-06-10 08:07