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Ryan, definitely have to agree with some of the others that you have a very uncanny knack for always going over issues I'm working on right now. I had a simple signup form that created an account and user which works but the code isn't as "elegant" as I would like. However, I think a form object would be more complex for my simple use case.

But this gets me thinking in that fashion; instead of throwing it all into one big object because it's all "related", I'll now be thinking about ways to separate logically-related chunks of code into separate objects. Did like the fact that you could "enforce" strong parameters by individually assigning's something I innately knew but didn't fully realize until you pointed it out.

Really enjoy the casts on refactoring/organizing code. They help me a lot as I tend to write it for a deadline, and then maintain it later.



Just in case you were still wondering, Rails creates these IDs when you use the <%= form_for ... %> helper. It knows that you're creating a new record so it defaults to a form ID of "new_model". It does the same thing for the IDs for various inputs.


This is just amazing...I found the dataTables plugin a while ago and was trying to figure out all out for a few hours. So I come to railscasts to see if Ryan had anything similar, and lo and behold...he's got an episode on the exact plugin I'm using. This has happened so many times it scary - I'm trying to figure out how to use something and Ryan has an episode on exactly what I'm doing. Railscasts is well worth every dime! Thanks for your awesome work, Ryan.


It's just uncanny how every time I'm looking at something Ryan does a railscast on that very topic. This has happened at least 5x in the recent months...

Looking forward to seeing if my thoughts about Bootstrap match up with Ryan's!


After watching the video, I'm slightly confused. It seems that presenters more or less add another layer of complexity to the view concept. Is there some convention that if your controller and view are below a certain complexity level that a presenter isn't a best choice? When would I want to use a presenter vs leaving the show action with a little more data in it?

Also, are presenters main-stream or becoming main-stream? I've heard little about them until recently. Are they something that will most likely stick and become a standard convention?

Looks like something worth learning more about, but not sure I'm fully convinced they are very useful, but that's probably just my lack of experience with them speaking.