Wolfmans Howlings

A programmers Blog about Programming solutions and a few other issues

RSpec testing views for escaped HTML

Posted by Jim Morris on Fri Jul 06 18:22:57 -0700 2007

For my social networking site snowdogsr.us I decided to escape all user input that gets displayed. I know people like to trick out their profiles with HTML but I want to avoid the various hacks that it allows.

So thinking I had done a good job of using h everywhere I output user input fields, I decided to see if I could actually test this with RSpec view tests.

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Posted in Rails,RSpec  |  Tags rails,rspec,escapinghtml  |  4 comments

REST scaffold_resource security warning

Posted by Jim Morris on Tue Jun 26 15:14:04 -0700 2007

This one is so blatantly obvious it bit me in the Butt at 4am this morning when I had to get up and fix it! I am so embarrassed, luckily no private data got out, as no-one has entered any private data yet.

I used the script/generate scaffold_resource to get started, and I left in those nice format.xml things in, thinking I may use them in the future. For the most part this is not a problem, but one of my controllers is a profile table. Much of the data in there is public anyway so no big deal, but a few columns are private data like email, date of birth, phone numbers etc. These are specifically private and not viewable publicly. This is enforced but not having a view that shows any of that stuff to the general public.

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Posted in Rails  |  Tags rails,scaffold_resource  |  4 comments

Developing a social networking site part 3 - tag cloud

Posted by Jim Morris on Sat Jun 23 14:02:49 -0700 2007

This is a simple one.

I use the excellent acts_as_taggable plugin, and I wanted to have a tag cloud like everyone does.

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Posted in Rails  |  Tags rails,tagcloud,acts_as_taggable  |  no comments

Developing a social networking site part 2 - rating stars

Posted by Jim Morris on Sat Jun 23 13:49:25 -0700 2007

In part 1 I outlined my project to implement snowdogsr.us a social networking site for snow dogs.

I am pleased to announce that version 1 of this site is up, however I had to make some trade-offs to get it up this far. I needed to prioritize my goals and just get the essentials implemented.

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Posted in Rails  |  Tags rails,acts_as_rated,stars,rating  |  11 comments

More JEdit macros for rails

Posted by Jim Morris on Thu May 31 13:27:46 -0700 2007

I have been using JEdit more and more for my rails development, I have gone back and forth between it and Epsilon, however JEdit is starting to win out. I have upgraded to the latest pre version (4.3pre9).

I have modified a number of macros to do my bidding, and I dumped the Ruby Plugin because I kept running into things it did that I disliked, and it still seems a little buggy.

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Posted in JEdit,Rails  |  Tags rails,editor,jedit,macros  |  4 comments

Snow Dogs R Us a rails based social networking site

Posted by Jim Morris on Thu May 31 12:59:01 -0700 2007

I have started a new project for myself and a few friends, Snow Dogs R Us. This site just went live! (on 6/20/2007). It is a full blown Web2.0 (insert other buzz words here), social networking site for Snow Dogs and their (human) parents.

It is certainly a challenging project and taking much longer than I anticipated.

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Posted in Rails  |  Tags rails,social,networking,web2.0  |  9 comments

Updated Capistrano local subversion and perforce

Posted by Jim Morris on Sun Feb 18 15:32:14 -0800 2007

I have updated the Capistrano local subversion module and added a perforce one.

The original article is here.

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Posted in Rails  |  Tags capistrano  |  1 comments

a Capistrano scm module for local SVN access

Posted by Jim Morris on Wed Dec 06 21:42:05 -0800 2006

UPDATE 2007-06-09 This method has been deprecated in Cap 2.0.

UPDATE 2007-02-21 I have updated the files to correctly update revisions.log

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Posted in Rails,Ruby  |  Tags capistrano,subversion  |  26 comments

A HAML edit mode for JEdit

Posted by Jim Morris on Fri Dec 01 18:09:47 -0800 2006

I've just started a new RoR project and thought I'd try out HAML for the views instead of rhtml.

Seeing as I just switched to JEdit, I looked for a HAML language mode, and to my surprise no one had done one yet.

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Posted in HAML,JEdit,Rails  |  Tags rails,jedit,haml  |  9 comments

JEdit Ruby/Rails Snippets or superabbrevs

Posted by Jim Morris on Fri Nov 24 19:05:52 -0800 2006

I imported the rest of the Textmate ruby and rails snippets I had to combine them into the one ruby file though.

I have added about 80 new ones to the existing ones by Scott Becker that I found here

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Posted in JEdit,Rails,Ruby  |  Tags ruby,rails,jedit,snippets,superabbrevs  |  8 comments