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Mahboob Hussain
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Applied Rails : Gems I Use
In this article, I discuss key gems that I have used in my Rails application. For each gem, I state what it is used for, a brief description of how I used it and the code snippet(s) pertaining to my use case. devise I use the devise gem for user authenticat...

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Book Review : The Rise Of The Robots
The technology world faces new trends frequently. New technologies typically promise to get things done faster, reduce costs, and open new market segments, thus improving the financials of a lot of firms. From Service-oriented Architecture to mobile and clo...

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Applied Rails: An Algorithmic Perspective
The Human Resources manager informed that employees working in the corporate headquarters (CHQ) will have the second and fourth Saturday of the month off. This affected the leave balance calculation method in my Rails application. If a CHQ employee applies ...

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Applied Rails: Bulleted Text With Prawn
I use the prawn gem to generate pdf documents in my Rails application. It has a drawback that it does not have built-in support for displaying bulleted text. So I wrote a simple function that took a string parameter and printed it with an indent and a leadi...

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Applied Rails : Customizable Text
I got a requirement in my Rails application in which the user would add a set of "Terms & Conditions" in the Offer screen. These are typically standard, but the user should be able to customize the individual clauses. It sounded oxymoronic, but remembering ...

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Applied Rails : Variable Rows For Child Records
I got a requirement in my Rails application to give the user the ability to input a variable number of records with multiple fields. The fields were of text type as well as select comboboxes. These rows had to be saved to the database as child table rows. A...

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Welcome 2017
First blog post at the beginning of the year, as was last year's, is a quantified compilation of my personal activities outside of my day job. My digital presence stats at the beginning of 2016 were: Twitter -- 2695 tweets, following 16, followers 65
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Book Review : Everyone Has A Story
The novel 'Everyone Has a Story' by Savi Sharma is structured on the classic three acts of a romantic story: lady meets man, man goes away from lady and lady gets man back. It was a breezy read for me and appealed to me as a record of the good-heartedness i...
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