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arget_date = Date.today.beginning_of_month
target_range = target_date..target_date.end_of_month

Post.where(created_at: target_range).group_by_week(:created_at, range: target_range).sum(:view_count)
I'm using group_by_week() that is included with groupdate gem. The issue is, its returning records from the end of the last month for certain months. Given that certain months begin on Wednesday. I would like to get all record for example: The month of July 1st-31st and then get the sums for each week within the month. Week 1, should start on July 1st.

Posted in Inbound SMS in Rails with Twilio Discussion

Updating the show action when a response is sent back. ActionCable is not rendering the template partial.

Posted in Inbound SMS in Rails with Twilio Discussion

Anyone know why ActionCable throttles the memory of my ubuntu 16.04 server. I'm using phusion passenger and nginx. I saw some instructions for setting up actioncable, but I didn't know it would be mandatory. But yes, I would like to see the gist you have for setting up action cable for incoming responses. Thanks.

Posted in Inbound SMS in Rails with Twilio Discussion

I know Chris is kind of busy, but I've been trying for two weeks to link ActionCable up to the TwilioController. Has anyone successfully done this?

Posted in Inbound SMS in Rails with Twilio Discussion

Can you use actioncable for when a response comes in? If so, would you be able to post a simple gist snippet for it?? Thanks

Alright, I'll give it a test run and post code if any isues surface. Best

Greetings Chris,
I've been using simple_calendar gem for a while -- its a wonderful solution. I was wondering...Can you implement a dropdown list for the months/years for the calendar itself. I think it would be easier to navigate if it included a range for months/years. It could simply add 1+ year if for instance we're in 2019 and 2020 is coming up.


For some odd reason, I receive "Invalid configuration object. Webpack has been initialised using a configuration object that does not match the API schema. - configuration has an unknown property 'resolvedModules'. These properties are valid:" Has anyone seen this error before?

  "name": "sample_app",
  "private": true,
  "dependencies": {
    "@client-side-validations/client-side-validations": "^0.1.1",
    "@client-side-validations/simple-form": "^0.1.1",
    "@fortawesome/fontawesome-free": "^5.12.1",
    "@rails/actioncable": "^6.0.0-alpha",
    "@rails/activestorage": "^6.0.0-alpha",
    "@rails/webpacker": "^5.0.0",
    "@yaireo/tagify": "yaireo/tagify",
    "active_storage_drag_and_drop": "^0.4.1",
    "chart.js": "^2.9.3",
    "chartkick": "^3.2.0",
    "cocoon": "github:nathanvda/cocoon#c24ba53",
    "flow-webpack-plugin": "^1.2.0",
    "jquery": "^3.4.1",
    "jquery-ujs": "latest",
    "moment": "^2.24.0",
    "owl.carousel": "^2.3.4",
    "stimulus": "^1.1.1",
    "webpack": "^4.42.1"
  "version": "0.1.0",
  "devDependencies": {
    "webpack-dev-server": "^3.9.0"

# Note: You must restart bin/webpack-dev-server for changes to take effect

default: &default
  source_path: app/javascript
  source_entry_path: packs
  public_root_path: public
  public_output_path: packs
  cache_path: tmp/cache/webpacker
  check_yarn_integrity: false
  webpack_compile_output: false

  # Additional paths webpack should lookup modules
  # ['app/assets', 'engine/foo/app/assets']
  resolved_paths: ['app/assets']

  # Reload manifest.json on all requests so we reload latest compiled packs
  cache_manifest: false

  # Extract and emit a css file
  extract_css: false

    - .jpg
    - .jpeg
    - .png
    - .gif
    - .tiff
    - .ico
    - .svg
    - .eot
    - .otf
    - .ttf
    - .woff
    - .woff2

    - .erb
    - .mjs
    - .js
    - .sass
    - .scss
    - .css
    - .module.sass
    - .module.scss
    - .module.css
    - .png
    - .svg
    - .gif
    - .jpeg
    - .jpg

  <<: *default
  compile: true

  # Verifies that correct packages and versions are installed by inspecting package.json, yarn.lock, and node_modules
  check_yarn_integrity: true

  # Reference: https://webpack.js.org/configuration/dev-server/
    https: false
    host: localhost
    port: 3035
    public: localhost:3035
    hmr: false
    # Inline should be set to true if using HMR
    inline: true
    overlay: true
    compress: true
    disable_host_check: true
    use_local_ip: false
    quiet: false
      'Access-Control-Allow-Origin': '*'
      ignored: '**/node_modules/**'

  <<: *default
  compile: true

  # Compile test packs to a separate directory
  public_output_path: packs-test

  <<: *default

  # Production depends on precompilation of packs prior to booting for performance.
  compile: false

  # Extract and emit a css file
  extract_css: true

  # Cache manifest.json for performance
  cache_manifest: true


process.env.NODE_ENV = process.env.NODE_ENV || 'production';

const environment = require('./environment');

module.exports = environment;

Posted in Repost / Retweet / Reblog Discussion

Its such a unique solution that its very hard to alter without complicating the logic. Also, we should be able to get the count for the shares, and also access the users that shared the posts. Example: rebecca, john, toby, tyler shared.

Posted in Repost / Retweet / Reblog Discussion

Hey Chris, you may have forgotten one important component for this feature. The unsharing AJAX button for the second state. Currently, my repost feature breaks when I mistakenly double click and record the changes into the db. Can you provide a quick update to this solution to balance it out and then post the updated repository link? Thanks!
I think its finally working. I'm no longer receiving the message while in other controllers.
Does anyone have a working coffee version of the project files t. I'm unable to get "an unauthorized attempt..." to stop even though I've made the changes. When the user isn't on the chatrooms_controller, it shouldn't be searching for that user. Please, assist me -- I've been working on this thing for a few weeks now.

The code that I have below is for the _message.html.erb partial

<div class="media">
  <% if message.user.user_profile.avatar.profile_thumb.present? %>
    <%= image_tag message.user.user_profile.avatar.profile_thumb, class: "d-flex align-self-start mr-3 img-thumbnail rounded" %>
  <% else %>
    <img class="d-flex align-self-start mr-3 purple-rounded rounded" src="http://via.placeholder.com/30x30">
  <% end %>
  <div class="media-body">
    <h5 class="mt-0">
      <%= message.user.username %>
      <%= message.body %>

The code below is from chatroom.coffee file.

App.chatrooms = App.cable.subscriptions.create "ChatroomsChannel",
  connected: ->
# Called when the subscription is ready for use on the server

  disconnected: ->
# Called when the subscription has been terminated by the server

  received: (data) ->
    active_chatroom = $("[data-behavior='messages'][data-chatroom-id='#{data.chatroom_id}']")
    if active_chatroom.length > 0

      if document.hidden
        if $(".strike").length == 0
          active_chatroom.append("<div class='strike'><span>Unread Messages</span></div>")

        if Notification.permission == "granted"
          new Notification(data.username, {body: data.body})


      # Insert the message
      active_chatroom.append("<div class='media'><div class='media-body'><h5 class='mt-0'>#{data.username}</h5> <p>#{data.body}</p></div></div>")

      $("[data-behavior='chatroom-link'][data-chatroom-id='#{data.chatroom_id}']").css("font-weight", "bold")

  send_message: (chatroom_id, message) ->
    @perform "send_message", {chatroom_id: chatroom_id, body: message}

The message body and user name appends correctly. But, I have to refresh to see the user avatar or the placeholder image. It does not insert the entire partial view. I've been working hard to figure this out, and now I'm puzzled.

Care to help me out? Thanks

Posted in I need help setting up Acts_as_Follower Gem

The documentation for this gem is very shotty, and I can barely understand If you can help me setup the methods for the controller, views, toggle on and off follow button, and blocking users. That would be great. Thanks!


Posted in Issues with JQuery AtWho


Posted in Issues with JQuery AtWho

Alright, I will use the first method of adding resources for the users_controller.rb. I'll post an update to let you know how everything goes. I'm working on a feature implementation as we speak. Thank you.

Posted in Issues with JQuery AtWho

Hello, I enjoyed your screencast on implementing the @ functionality for user interactions. What I'm trying to figure out is how to handle the index.json.jbuilder when using devise

jQuery ->
$('[data-behavior ="autocomplete"]').atwho(
at: "@",
'data': "/users.json"

I cannot access the /users.json url with this approach. I created a separate UsersController for building profiles and displaying them. Otherwise, I'm puzzled on how I would get atWho to play nicely with Devise. I have a friendly_id slug for the username as well.

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