My option on application_thing.rb vs base_thing.rb
I recently wrote about application_things and how having them will steer you into building more maintainable Rails applications. But I want to talk about going deeper.
Let’s say you have a path of
/my in your routes.
/my has a lot of things, like a controller to manage credit cards, invoices, stuff like that.
|- app |--- controllers |------ application_controller.rb |------ my |--------- credit_cards_controller.rb |--------- invoices_controller.rb
Don’t have these controllers inherit from
application_controller.rb — they should act as a subset of
My should be treated differently than your overall application.
base_controller.rb in my and have that inherit from
applicaiton_controller.rb. Some developers will do this but also call it
application_controller.rb, but I find doing so odd, because we’re inheriting an
ApplicationController from an
ApplicationController, blah blah blah…
And then inherit your