i have a copy of the typo source on my desktop that i am going through
just to get a better understanding of the rails framework and ruby
itself. i’m fairly new to everything so it has proved to be very helpful
and very inspiring.
i’m stuck on a part though. i was trying to figure out how everything on
the sidebar works. i found the components folder and started looking
through that. i have a basic understanding, but i can’t find the
“setting” method defined anywhere. that seems to be the main thing i
don’t really understand how it works.
also, i’ve been reading the agile web book and it talks about
components as if they were’really recommended for use. what would be an
alternative of doing something like this if you didn’t use components?