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Stimulus.js Tutorial: How Do I Remotely Update My Model from a checkbox?

An updated version of this post can be found here: https://onrails.blog/2024/03/06/stimulusjs-tutorial-update-model-with-checkbox-using-turbo-morphing/ A previous update was here: https://onrails.blog/2020/11/09/updated-tutorial-how-do-i-update-my-model-from-a-checkbox/ First, I’m going to assume you’ve read the Stimulus handbook, cover to cover, like I have. Let’s say you have a Todo app, with a model Todo that has a string title, and a boolean field, completed. WeContinue reading “Stimulus.js Tutorial: How Do I Remotely Update My Model from a checkbox?”

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Stimulus.js Tutorial: How Do I Drag and Drop Items in a List?

There is an updated version that takes advantage of HOTWire and Turbo 8 Changes here. You’ve heard about Stimulus in the DHH press tour. You’ve read the Stimulus Handbook. How about a more complicated example than what you’ve seen? Here’s a tutorial on using Stimulus to drag and drop items around in a list. Let’sContinue reading “Stimulus.js Tutorial: How Do I Drag and Drop Items in a List?”

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How Do I Authorize Only the Creator of a Post to Update or Delete it?

Let’s say your Rails app has an ActiveRecord data type, Post, and you want to only authorize the creator of that Post, who is of type User, to update or delete the record. One way to prevent the wrong User from editing the Post is to keep track of the creator with a foreign key,Continue reading “How Do I Authorize Only the Creator of a Post to Update or Delete it?”

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How do you get Devise working with your Rails API?

Let’s say you’re building an app on iOS, and you’ve already built an API and you’ve chosen Devise, but you’re stuck because you cannot authorize your user like you can in your web browser. What do you do? One area where where Devise seems to be lacking support is API authentication, especially with HTTP requestsContinue reading “How do you get Devise working with your Rails API?”

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3 Ways to Authenticate a Client on Your API

Here are 3 ways to authenticate a client with an API that you are designing. 1. Basic HTTP Auth This is as simple as it gets. Every request includes a username and password in the API request. The API server authenticates, and will return the correct response, or will return a 403 Unauthenticated error. YouContinue reading “3 Ways to Authenticate a Client on Your API”

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