Add helper methods to your Rails console
If you use the console on your production application with any regularity, then having helpers for your application is a must! I use the console on Speaker Deck often to debug issues processing PDFs. I almost always start by finding a user by their username or a talk by its URL, so I added helpers to make it brainless.
Adding helpers to the Rails 3 console is easy. Define your helper methods in a module in your
Then, in your
application.rb file, pass a block to
#console that includes your module into
Now, when you run
rails console, your methods are available.
>> user = u 'bkeepers' => # >> talk = t 'sachag/side-projects' => #