Thomas Connolly


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Posted in Tutorial on verifalia gem

Having trouble setting this up on my Rails 7 app. A tutorial would be very helpful! Some goofball is using a bot to clog up my db with fake users. I've got him throttled to one a day, but it's quite annoying and potentially harmful if my app keeps sending emails to nonexistent email addresses (I could be labeled a scammer).
The instructions are probably quite good but they're all Ruby, not RoR, and I haven't learned enough POR, unfortunately. A Rails 7 approach would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Hey Chris: What would have to change in this setup if one wished to customize some of the Bootstrap styling? Can you just add another scss file to --watch?

I'm wondering if adopting Hotwire means the end of webpacker in my Rails application, as webpacker is pretty heavy lifting considering the scant js I use. So is it back to the asset pipeline and precompiling and all that? Maybe a tutorial on dismantling webpacker safely and installing hotwire in its place. There doesn't seem to be anyone clearly stating that webpacker is on the chopping block. Will you make that call, Chris?

Posted in Stripe Subscriptions: Duplicate Customers

Yes, I know it's a separate course, which I think is kind of unfair to us long-time subscribers, because there are some problems with the instructions that subscribers have access to. One of them dogged me for a couple of days until the folks at Stripe pointed out that using Bootstrap to decorate the Elements mount would cause it to not be visible on the page. And the other issues as pointed out in this thread. You mention yourself that these things get out of date quickly. Thank you.

Posted in Stripe Subscriptions: Duplicate Customers

Chris, I'm hoping you will consider updating the Stripe series. Thank you.

Posted in Vue.js Components in Rails Views Discussion

´┐╝Second time I tried to install webpack and vue. Keep getting this error and I don't have a clue as to how to fix it. rails installed both webpacker and yarn ok, and I have node on my system. Here's the error:
Webpacker can't find application.js in /home/tom/paul/public/packs/manifest.json. Possible causes:
1. You want to set webpacker.yml value of compile to true for your environment
   unless you are using the `webpack -w` or the webpack-dev-server.
2. webpack has not yet re-run to reflect updates.
3. You have misconfigured Webpacker's config/webpacker.yml file.
4. Your webpack configuration is not creating a manifest.
Your manifest contains:
You never seem to get errors. How is that?

Yes, thank you. Now I am working on ajaxifying the comments. Anything I should watch out for?

I should be able to delete this post, but don't see where it's possible.

I've got the polymorphic comments working on the two show pages, but I want to show all my posts (and reports) along with their comments on the two respective index pages. I can't seem to get it.