Tag Archives: development

Laying out the Building Blocks to get Started

In this tutorial, I am endeavouring to get the base of my app looking how I would like it, so I can create an initial building block to start from. It will enable me to complete models as I go. 1. Following my previous tutorial, I will begin setting up the layout files for my […]


My Budget App – Adding more partials

Keep watching to see how I build My budgeting app. What are partials? Partials in rails are views which enable you to create layouts with multiple content sections. I am going to nest three content partial views within the right hand column (also a partial) of my app to render a budgets summary section which will […]


My Budget App – customise and migrate new models backed by posgreSQL

In this example I will be using rake and Active Record Migrations to create a new income model backed by a posgreSQL database. -First I’ll need to ensure I have included postgreSQL PostgreSQL is the default database on Mac OS X Server as of version 10.7. The standard version of Mac OS X includes only the […]


My Budget – generate new income controller and view with rails generate

Now that I have successfully created a model and migrated a database for income, it’s time to create an income controller and view to be able to access that information visually. The following terminal command will generate a new controller called “income_controller.rb” under app/controllers $ bin/rails generate controller Income As you can see, I have […]


My Budget Tutorial 7 – Form to Create & Update New Fields in the DB

Database Table: In my app/db/migrate it shows what information can be set in the income table. It also shows that all fields must be filled in for the form to be submitted.Views: First, I’m going to create an _incomes_form.html.erb partial is a data entry form which will allow me to input data regarding income information and then […]


Building our home-screen, Dev – 1.0

As we said in previous blog post we decided to use Objective-C to build a native iOS app. We have been working hard on the development and this is where we are so far : These are two screen shots taken from the progress made so far. We have a live map of Ireland that updates daily. It […]


The social stream – Dev 2.0

The social stream Now that we have our map working and our EventObjects are parsed it is time to start developing the social stream. Social Stream Definition  I will explain the social stream for those of you that have not followed us from the start. The user can view the social stream of any event by clicking […]