[ANN] Rails Plugin to Help Debug Views


#1

Hi,

I just released a plugin to help debug views. The plugin makes it easy
to add a button that will popup a new window that displays the
following debug data;

  • Request Parameters
  • Session Variables
  • Flash Variables
  • Assigned Template Variables

It was derived from code that traces back to Marten Veldthuis in
Epilog. You can check out webpage and plugin via;

http://www.realityforge.org/articles/2006/03/20/rails-plugin-to-help-debug-views


Cheers,

Peter D.


#2

Peter D. wrote:

It was derived from code that traces back to Marten Veldthuis in
Epilog. You can check out webpage and plugin via;

http://www.realityforge.org/articles/2006/03/20/rails-plugin-to-help-debug-views

Nice! I had modified the original to also do inline debugging, so
rather than doing <%= debug_popup %>, you just do <%= debug_inline %>

I merged my inline stuff with your code (attached), if you want it.

The code is pretty ugly, but it works.

John


#3

Hi,

On 3/20/06, John D. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Nice! I had modified the original to also do inline debugging, so
rather than doing <%= debug_popup %>, you just do <%= debug_inline %>

I merged my inline stuff with your code (attached), if you want it.

I did not use the code directly but I incorporated your idea and updated

http://www.realityforge.org/articles/2006/03/20/rails-plugin-to-help-debug-views

to reflect this fact. Thanks!


Cheers,

Peter D.