Topic: Hot plugin of the week
Instead of just listing my favorite plugins, I would like to post about one particular plugin that I found very elegant and powerful in my Rails applications. Today's flavor of the week is scope_out written by X Andrews.
I first got hip to the power of Rails' builtin with_scope function, thanks to a brilliant screencast by ryanb, our resident genius and noob savior. However I started to quickly make a mess of things as I got carried away and pushed the limits of my scopes.. but no more.
Thanks to this ingenious little plugin, creating and nesting scope conditions for my finds are so simple, it's stupid. You can read more about this plugin at the above links, and you can also check out this blog post
Enjoy! And feel free to contribute any plugins or snippets that have made you a happy coder