Bootstrap Theme Integration From Scratch In Ruby On Rails


This blog gives you the fundamental idea of integrating different bootstrap themes for your new app.

Below are the steps to integrate bootstrap themes


Create a new rails application. Go to the Gemfile and the following gems

gem 'twitter-bootswatch-rails'
gem 'twitter-bootswatch-rails-helpers'

Run bundle to install the above gems and it’s dependencies.


Go to the console and run the following commands to install and import different bootstrap themes of your choice. You can get a wide variety of free theme names from  . Click on the “Themes” dropdown to get the theme names

rails g bootswatch:install cerulean 
rails g bootswatch:import cerulean 
rails g bootswatch:layout cerulean

In above command cerulean is an available theme name. You can use any such as ‘cosmo’, ‘lumen’,’sandstone’ etc from the site…


Go to your application_controller.rb file and add the following line

layout 'cerulean'

Now your application will use the cerulean theme layout instead of application.html.erb.


Go to config\initializers and open the file assets.rb file. Add the css and js files for the installed theme.

Rails.application.config.assets.precompile += %w( cerulean.css cerulean.js)

Restart the server and refresh your browser to view the installed theme UI.

Hope it will help you.


Change Position By Drag/Drop Using Jquery In Ruby On Rails

drag  This blog will show how to easily change the position of lists by drag and drop method using jquery plugin.For this we have to use the TableDnD jquery plugin,which you can download from this URL “”.

Here are the steps for integrating to change the position by drag and drop using jquery.

Step: 1

          Download the jquery plugin from above URL.You have to use “jquery.js”,”jquery.tablednd.0.6.min.js” and “jquery.tablednd.js” files.Add those js files in your application.

Step: 2

     Your html view file should be like below format

    <table id=”articles” width=”100%”>
  <tbody class=”appsHeader1″ style=”overflow:hidden;”>
    <% @articles.each do |a| %>
     <tr class=”<%= cycle(“even”, “odd”) %>” id=”art-<%= %>” onMouseOut=”this.bgColor=’#fff’;” onMouseOver=”this.bgColor=’#9CB071′;” style=”font-size:12px; width:875px;”>
    <% end %>

Step: 3

   Add the following jquey code to update the current position.

   <script charset=”utf-8″ type=”text/javascript”>
  $(document).ready(function() {
  onDragClass: “selRow”,
  onDrop: function(table, row) {
  type: “POST”,
  url: “#{url_for(:action => ‘sort’)}”,
  processData: false,
  data: $.tableDnD.serialize() + ‘&authenticity_token=’ + encodeURIComponent(‘#{form_authenticity_token if protect_against_forgery?}’),
  success: function(msg) {

Step: 4

In your controller write the sort method.

 def sort
  Article.all.each do |a|
      if position = params[:articles].index(
        a.update_attribute(:position, position + 1) unless a.position ==  position + 1
    render :nothing => true, :status => 200

Also change your routes accordingly.Now you can easily re-order the position in your rails app.

Import CSV File Into The Database In Rails Application.



In this blog i’ll demonstrate how to import CSV file data into your rails application using Ruby’s built-in CSV library.It allow users to import records into the database by uploading a CSV file.

Below are steps to import the CSV records.

Add the following line in application.rb file

require 'csv'

Restart the server.

Add the block in your view page for users to upload CSV file.

<%= form_tag home_path, multipart: true do %>
  <%= file_field_tag :file %>
  <%= submit_tag "Import CSV" %>
<% end %>

Add the block in your controller

def import

Go to user model and write the following code block

def self.import(file)
  CSV.foreach(file.path, headers: true) do |row|
    Users.create! row.to_hash

But one thing to remember the column header names of your csv file must be match with the column names of the inserting table.when you reload the page and upload the csv,all the data will save in the database.

Google Maps for Rails with Gmaps4 Rails: Tutorial on how to post and filter locations

Andy Glass

In this blog post, I’ll review how to geocode and map locations using Gmaps4rails, an awesome gem from Benjamin Roth. I’ll also show you how to use javascript to create filters to show/hide markers using data from your model.

Lets get started

Installing Gmaps4rails
In your Gemfile, add the gem

gem 'gmaps4rails'

Bundle and from your commandline, instruct the below to generate the Gmaps4rails coffeescript files.

$ rails generate gmaps4rails:install

Gmaps4rails works by making a rails model ‘gmappable’. The data I’ll be using for this demo is based on a city model. Lets create the migration:

class CreateCities < ActiveRecord::Migration
  def change
    create_table :cities do |t|
      t.string :name
      t.string :state
      t.float :latitude
      t.float :longitude
      t.boolean :gmaps
      t.integer :population

To make the model ‘gmappable’, on the model:


Gmaps4rails has an optional geocoding feature which calculates the lat and long needed to plot a location. We’ll…

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URL Shortening on Rails 3 with


For integrating with twitter you need to shorten url. I have used this gem

First add gem to your gemfile

and run

Now add this to your controller

philnash’s gem has support for the version 2 and version 3 api. I have use version 3.

Create a new file config\initializers\bitly.rb and write this.

That’s it from installation.

Here is code from controller. This is the example from the gem documentation

Based on this your result is expected. if you want the short url try

That’s it. Happy coding 🙂

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MUST READ – Stay alert while you travel: True story of awareness!



A few days before I along with my family were travelling to our hometown for a marriage. It was a long night journey on a booked Cab and the clock ticked around 2 AM. When we arrived at a dark remote area, I have noticed a car probably met with an accident and seemed disfigured on the roadside. Roughly I could see a woman and a child bleeding heavily, but I am sure they were suffering.

“Have you seen that? Please stop the car” I urged the cab driver. But he turned off the music and drove the vehicle faster. I raised my voice “Look there were a kid and women bleeding to death, we should behave humane and this is not right to leave like this, are you going to stop or not?” this time I was a bit harsh on my sound. “Please calm down Sir, I know what…

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Google Integration Using Devise and Omniauth In Rails App.

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In this blog i’ll show how to integrate Google authentication using devise.To install devise you can refer to my blog here.

Add the gems in your gem file

gem ‘devise’
gem 'omniauth'
gem 'omniauth-google-oauth2' 

Run the “bundle install” command to install the gem.

You need two more columns to store provider type and userid given from google

rails g migration AddProviderToUsers provider:string uid:string

Runt rake db:migrate to insert the columns in users table.

Go the user model “user.rb” and add the following line

devise : omniauthable

First of all you need to create an app in google to get “Client key” and “Client Secret key”

Create an app and get the Client id and secret key.

Now you need to declare the provider name and client id and key.Go to the file config/initializers/devise.rb and the following line

require 'omniauth-google-oauth2'
config.omniauth :google_oauth2, "APP_ID", "APP_SECRET", { access_type: "offline", approval_prompt: "" }

Go to your layout file and the following block

<% if user_signed_in? %>
Signed in as <%= %>. Not you?
<%= link_to "Sign out", destroy_user_session_path,:method => :delete %>
<% else %>
<%= link_to "Sign up", new_user_registration_path %> or
<%= link_to "Sign in", new_user_session_path %>
<%= link_to "Sign in with Google", user_omniauth_authorize_path(:google_oauth2) %>
<% end %>

Before creating the call back method change your route like below

devise_for :users, :controllers => { : omniauth_callbacks => "omniauth_callbacks" }

Create a new controller named as “omniauth_callbacks_controller.rb”.Add the following method in it.

class OmniauthCallbacksController < Devise::OmniauthCallbacksController   
def google_oauth2
    @user = User.find_for_google_oauth2(request.env["omniauth.auth"], current_user)
    if @user.persisted?
      flash[:notice] = I18n.t "devise.omniauth_callbacks.success", :kind => "Google"
      sign_in_and_redirect @user, :event => :authentication
      session["devise.google_data"] = request.env["omniauth.auth"]
      redirect_to new_user_registration_url

Add the following block in your user model.

def self.find_for_google_oauth2(access_token, signed_in_resource=nil)
    data =
    user = User.where(:provider => access_token.provider, :uid => access_token.uid ).first
    if user
      return user
      registered_user = User.where(:email =>
      if registered_user
        return registered_user
        user = User.create(name: data["name"],
          email: data["email"],
          uid: access_token.uid ,
          password: Devise.friendly_token[0,20],

Now we are done with google integration with devise.