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Hey Yehuda,

It would be great if all contributors could list their own 10 steps to Rails 3. It will be interesting to see how they vary – and I’m sure will be a huge help to Rails nubes like me.



Asked April 28, 2010

Dear Yehuda,

I’m developing a gem for rails 3 and I would like to see it reloaded on every request. I’ve tried config.reload_plugins but it doesn’t seem to work anymore. Is this done differently in Rails 3?

Kind regards,


Asked May 29, 2010

Hello Yehuda,

This is not a question just two small remarks about your post “Secure by Default: Rails 3 Security Strategy”.

You mention in this introduction a video covering the most common web security exploit, but I could not find it, where is it located?

Also in your sentence beginning with “If the user data was” after "s all! By the way big thank for taking time to write such detailed and clear posts (both here and on your blog).


Asked May 06, 2010

Seriously, no RSS on railsdispatch.com?

Asked May 25, 2010

hello, is there a way to download your recent screencast? I have a slow connection and I’d like to watch the video later.

Asked June 09, 2010

I’d love to see an in-depth treatment on exception handling in Rails 3. In particular, exceptions are a common occurrence in development, but obviously you don’t want your users running into Routing and RecordNotFound exceptions in the wild. Moreover, you probably want to log and handle these in specific ways (or perhaps try to rescue the user from them in nice ways).

There seems to be a lack of really good treatment of this topic in the Rails blog-o-sphere, so I’d love to see a great resource like Rails Dispatch talk about this in more depth.

Asked May 31, 2010


Not sure if this question (or remark) should be targeted at you. The front page of RailsDispatch.com displays just “Lorem” for post content while initially loading the page. After selecting a post it all works as expected. Using Safari here, but Chrome displays the same behavior.

Like the site though!


Asked June 20, 2010

I thought you might like to know of a typographical error in your article at http://railsdispatch.com/posts/upgrading-a-rails-2-app-to-rails-3 after you say:

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This is the only application-wide change that you must make in order to upgrade to Rails 3. However, you only need to take action if you are creating HTML snippets outside of your templates (for instance, in helpers or your models), which is a generally bad practice.
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Thanks for a lovely article,

Asked June 27, 2010
Asked July 01, 2010

Hi Rizwan,
thanks for the great post on routing, it helped me a lot. And I have a small question.
What can I do to make it work with the german Umlaute? (e.g. ä,ö,ü)

match ‘:category/in/:city’ => ‘home#index’, :constraints => {:category => /(sänger|klavierspieler)/, :city => /(berlin|hamburg|münchen)/

thanks in advance
p.s. the example call is http://localhost:3000/klavierspieler/in/München

and leads to

Routing Error

No route matches “/klavierspieler/in/m%C3%BCnchen”

Asked July 05, 2010