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Moiz Ali
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5 Surprising ways to use Rails console

While running on Rails, there's been hardly a day when you don't pull up rails console. Having basic mode and usage is fine but to spice up things a little bit I would like to share some tricks in this regard.

View Tables

Just run this command and get a glimpse of tables

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Sandbox Mode

You can enable sandbox mode, so that commands are rolled back once you exit

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Make HTTP Requests

Being lazy to hit a route through chrome or any other browser, just play with app object's methods!

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Locate Method Source

Its a kindof search feature that a code editor also offers, but helpful one for the rubyists

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Block Returned Output

If you're annoyed from the return value by iterators and other structures, this will let you cool down!

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Does it worth time saving?. Let me know inside comments.
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Patrick Wendo

Had no Idea you could make HTTP requests. That seems handy

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Moiz Ali

Yap! Quite a bit. But super useful when you try to inspect responses

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Patrick Wendo

indeed. Supplements Postman

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Moiz Ali

Kind of. Just a lazy way to not use Postman

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Moiz Ali

Glad you liked it!

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