2011 has been a good year for me so far – financially as well as in terms of cool work in general. I feel like it’s time to share some of that luck with others and spend a couple of hours per week working pro bono, helping people. Read the blog post for details and spread the word. :-)
Have you ever wondered how to test your multilingual app using Cucumber without breaking your steps every time you change a text? Or how to test the app across multiple locales? And all that - if possible - without cluttering up your stories/steps too much? Read here about some possible approaches.
Trevor Turk's Simple Localiziation in Rails 2.2 showed some basics of localizing parts of your Rails applications. The article Localizing Rails could be seen as a more in-depth follow-up on Trevor's article. It includes a demo application that shows of most of the localization features that are built right into Rails core at the moment.
I just released my localized_dates plugin that is based on Rails' new i18n features and helps localizing date and time formats. Check out the announcement and the GitHub project including a massive readme.
Ever wondered when and when not to raise exceptions? This article should give you an idea when raising exceptions is a good idea an when you should avoid it.
It does that by walking through a practical example (a method in the Rails i18n project).