The Rails Connector automatically converts date values originating from the CMS to the time zone currently active in the Rails application. To do this, it uses the
Time Ruby class. The timezone active in the Rails application can be determined as follows:
$ rails console Loading development environment (Rails 3.0.5) >> Time.now.zone => "CET"
See also the Rails documentation on time zones at http://apidock.com/rails/ActiveSupport/TimeWithZone.
The API documentation of the Rails Connector is generated by means of RDoc during the installation of the Rails Connector. To access the documentation the RDoc server needs to be started first:
Afterwards, you can read the documentation for all the installed gems by pointing a web browser to
http://0.0.0.0:8808/. You can also access the same documentation by visiting Rubygems.org.
When working on different projects or when updating a Rails application, it is often necessary to have different ruby versions installed on the system. For example, one version for an old Rails application and a more recent version for the updated application. In such cases, rbenv has proven to be a very useful tool. It lets you install different Ruby versions and the gems associated with them without requiring deep integration into the operating system. Switching between the versions is easy. To install rbenv, just check it out from GitHub, and slightly adapt your shell configuration.