OAuth is great… sometimes a little too great. When the bells and whistles of OAuth aren't worth the hassle of building your own provider, consider SSL Authentication. Collective Idea outlines the approach in their latest blog post.
At Collective Idea, we ♥ Cucumber, Capybara and ChromeDriver… and alliteration. But we recently encountered an issue with a very Ajaxy Rails app where we need to test a file download and assert its content. See how we did it!
They're not as scary as you think! They're no less secure than password-reset links and can give your users a much more pleasant experience. This blog post shows how to implement automatic login links easily and properly.
Rails 3 has a few new (and largely unknown) routing tricks up its sleeve. This blog post shows you how to use advanced routing constraints as a clean way to present more meaningful content to your users.