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With the recent release of the Google Plus beta (ask me for an invite if you want one), I felt it appropriate to show a simple way to create a Like or +1 button for your Rails application. The app and concept is pretty simple, so I won’t worry about posting the code below.

Install:

gem 'make_flaggable', :git => 'git://github.com/cavneb/make_flaggable.git'
bundle install
rails generate make_flaggable
rake db:migrate

Models:

class Article < ActiveRecord::Base
  make_flaggable :like
end

class User < ActiveRecord::Base
  make_flagger
end

Links:

https://github.com/medihack/make_flaggable
https://github.com/cavneb/make_flaggable

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In this screencast, I cover how to use custom Grails configurations along with filters to enable url-based site skins.
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In this screencast, we continue on our task of creating a ‘Stack Overflow’ clone by adding more domain classes and relationships between them. We also cover how to test your classes using integration tests.
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Are you new to Grails? Grails is an excellent alternative to Ruby on Rails, which uses Groovy / Java. In this screencast, learn how to create a simple CRUD system with Grails.
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In this concluding episode, we go over how to add search functionality to our Flitter application, and add a ‘follow / unfollow’ button which uses AJAX. This is the last of the 6-part series on how to create a Twitter Clone using Ruby on Rails.
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As I run the final stretch to see if I can get a RubyConf ticket, I decided to create a little tool to help me out. If you visit http://search.twitter.com, you will see that they have a search page that auto updates when new tweets have been posted with certain keywords. I can’t watch the site all day, so I decided to write a little tool that will flash the messages on my screen using Growl. Here’s how I did it.
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The saga continues. Here we learn how to add the friends list to your application and we use AJAX to add/remove friends.
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We’re almost done! The remaining screencasts are already recorded, but not edited yet. To speed things up, I split it up into 3 or 4 screencasts. This one shows how to make the site look and feel like Twitter and also populates the right side column content. A bit of CSS, lots of Rails, and more of my ramblings 😀
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In this screencast, we continue our challenge of creating a Twitter clone called ‘Flitter’ using Ruby on Rails. We learn how to use jQuery to create a countdown for the text area box. We also set up adding and removing friends via the interface. Oh… you hear my baby cry and my sister-in-law call. Fun stuff 😀
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Now that we have a backbone to our ‘Flitter’ application, we learn how to create the front end and tie it all together. In this screencast, I cover a lot of CSS and getting your site to look good. I apologize for it lasting 1 hour, but I decided it’s better than chopping it up.
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