Re: tutorial: gravatar_image_tag problem

Please disregard the post… I think i have it figured out… I had not
quite read far enough and missed a key piece in the explanation… I
needed to define the helper to put the class reference in there… All
is well in ruby-land now…


Sent from Samsung tablet"Allen A. Maxwell" [email protected] wrote:Hi

Still working through the Hartl tutorials. Making progress but am
hitting (another) wall.

The repository is on github at: [email protected]:aamax/sample_app.git if
you want to see the code. Ive pretty much followed the tutorial exactly
except I am using rails 3.1.0 rather than 3.0.1 and some of the other
gem versions are different

I posted a gist entry at

Hopefully I posted enough info to get the idea of whats going onseems
like I must be using the gravatar_image_tag gem wrong or the rspec test
is coded wrong but Ive read through the tut over and over and cant find
any differences. If I hard code a link in the show page for an image tag
it works great, passes the tests and shows the page

I do have it showing the page and the gravatar fine now, but the test
still fails… if I take the class reference in the gravatar_image_tag
gem call it works fine I figure Im using the class wrong. I AM using a
newer version of the gravatar BUT, I originally was using the specific
version referenced in the tutorial and the results were the same

Has anyone got any experience with this gem and what am I doing wrong? J



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On Oct 2, 2:03pm, Allen M. [email protected] wrote:

Please disregard the post… I think i have it figured out…

Glad to hear it.
One thing worth noting for the next time you get stuck -

I’m not sure if the author mentions it prominently,
but the source code for the completed tutorial
application is available on github at

I found it very handy to clone it to my machine and then
compare my code with the author’s version if I
had something weird happen. One does not often
have the luxury of such a reference.

Dan N.

Good idea… I haven’t done too much customizations on the tut :slight_smile: might