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Cleaning up Code: Removing Unnecessary Rails Helpers

Date: 2010-03-14
Status: draft
Tags: programming ruby notes

Since my recent switch to Eclipse, I've been compelled to cleanup my codebase. I'm into a Rails project, and I've been using the ruby script/generate commands, which also create "helper" files in the \app\helpers directory. Since I have only a few helpers in place at the moment, I consolidated them into "application_controller.rb" and removed the remaining helpers, which cut my codebase by about 40% (from 86 files to 50).

Tending to my garden, so to speak "rake doc:app" and "rake doc:plugins" generates html readable documentation for the code base.

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