Blogging day two, as a seasoned blogger I had a full head of ideas for this post (which is about two, both of them bad). Welcome to my 3 faithful followers, welcome to all who have not yet joined this elite group. Today I might even be able to show some code. I warn you that after seeing this your therapist will need therapy himself.
And this is just the beginning.
Now seriously, first a few words about what I write: an app for personal trainers and their trainees. Arranging workouts, diets, etc. To make things clear, this is a commercial project for which I will be paid and the client has agreed to make the repository public, which you can find here: https://github.com/kubacky/FitHustle
For today's workshop, we will take an extension of the default rails devise with the user's name and roles. To use devises at all, we need to add a gem with them. This is not very complicated and is limited to adding one line in our gemfile
Then we need to run
rails generate devise:install
in the console. It would also be useful to have devise views in our application, so:
bundle exec rails g devise:views
rails generate devise User
We still need to migrate the changes generated by the above command
We got it!
To extend the default functionality we need to extend the available devise controllers, so in the console we quickly type:
rails generate devise:controllers users
and voilà. Almost the first coaches can arrange diets for their players. What's left is to extend the default user table with first name, last name and roles. The console is of course on standby at all times, so here we go:
rails g migration add_name_and_role_to_users name:string surname:string role:string
This will create a file in the folder: db/migration with a strange name like: 20210420195443_add_name_and role_to_users.rb
We can now preview this file, which should look like this:
class AddNameAndRoleToUsers < ActiveRecord::Migration[6.1] def change add_column :users, :name, :string add_column :users, :surname, :string add_column :users, :role, :string end end
And again in the console:
In the next post we will add the tables for trainers and trainees in the database ;)
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