Helpers and plugins


#1

First a helper…

Have a boolean field - on forms, it returns ‘true’ or ‘false’
It would be much nicer to have it say either ‘yes’ or ‘no’

is there a helper for this?

Where do I find a list of helpers beyond Agile book?

Secondly, plugins…

I know that I am going to have to look at authentication mechanisms and
thought that I would play with the ‘Recipes’ info by Chad F. but I
do have LDAP and wonder if I could tap into that…where do I find
plugins?

Thanks

Craig


#2

On 2/8/06, Craig W. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Secondly, plugins…

I know that I am going to have to look at authentication mechanisms and
thought that I would play with the ‘Recipes’ info by Chad F. but I
do have LDAP and wonder if I could tap into that…where do I find
plugins?

Hi Craig. What you want is not necessarily, in the Rails world,
called a “plugin”. The word “plugin” has a special meaning in
Rails-land.

I would recommend looking at ActiveLDAP
(http://rubyforge.org/projects/ruby-activeldap) or ruby-ldap
(http://raa.ruby-lang.org/project/ruby-ldap/). You could then follow
the authentication recipe in the book but replace ActiveRecord calls
with LDAP calls.

Chad F.
http://chadfowler.com
http://pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/fr_rr/ (Rails Recipes - In Beta!)
http://pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/mjwti/ (My Job Went to India,
and All I Got Was This Lousy Book)
http://rubycentral.org
http://rubygarden.org
http://rubygems.rubyforge.org (over one million gems served!)


#3

On Wed, 2006-02-08 at 15:27 -0700, Chad F. wrote:

Hi Craig. What you want is not necessarily, in the Rails world,
called a “plugin”. The word “plugin” has a special meaning in
Rails-land.

I would recommend looking at ActiveLDAP
(http://rubyforge.org/projects/ruby-activeldap) or ruby-ldap
(http://raa.ruby-lang.org/project/ruby-ldap/). You could then follow
the authentication recipe in the book but replace ActiveRecord calls
with LDAP calls.


gotcha - that’s next week - thanks

I probably mean ‘gems’ and not plugins…I did notice the authentication
recipe in your Recipe book and thought it was where I was going to start
anyway…LDAP would be nice but it may be hard to work in various roles
unless ActiveLDAP has some flexibility.

Cool beans…thanks Chad

Craig