Monday, November 24, 2014

Deploying a Rails App on Google App Engine

Deploying a Rails Webapp on GAE should be a piece of cake right? Due to lack of good documentation, it is not that easy. I had to dig around to find the versions of the software installed for Ruby Stack One-Click Deploy.

Here is some useful information to access installed software components.
Apache web server:  

Configuration directory: /etc/apache2
Default website directory: /var/www
Command to start Apache web server: sudo service apache2 start
Command to stop Apache web server: sudo service apache2 stop


Help command: passenger --help
Install directory: /usr/local/rvm/gems/ruby-2.1.1/gems/passenger-4.0.48


Command to access MySQL: mysql -u root -p
Command to start MySQL service: sudo service mysql start
Command to stop MySQL service: sudo service mysql stop

RVM, Ruby and Rails:

RVM Help command: rvm
Rails help command: rails -h
RVM install directory: /usr/local/rvm
Ruby install directory: /usr/local/rvm/src/ruby-2.1.1
Rails install directory: /usr/local/rvm/gems/ruby-2.1.1/gems/rails-4.1.4

Help command: git --help

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

Stripe API Capybara Test Failures

I was getting Stripe::InvalidRequestError: You must supply either a card or a customer id error. To fix this, make sure js is true in your integration test like this:

feature 'Guest Checkout' do
  scenario 'Complete purchase of one product', js: true do
    visit products_show_path
    click_link 'Buy Now'
    fill_in "Card Number", with: '4242424242424242' '10', from: "card_month" '2029', from: 'card_year'
    click_button 'Buy Now'
    expect(page).to have_content('Receipt')

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Base Ball Player Statistics

Overview:  For this scenario, we have been asked to write an application that will be used to provide information about baseball player statistics.  Approach this problem as if it is an application going to production.  We don't expect it to be perfect (no production code is), but we also don't want you to hack together a throw-away script.  This should be representative of something that you would be comfortable releasing to a production environment.  Also, spend whatever amount of time you think is reasonable.  If you don't get all the requirements completed, that's ok.  Just do the best you can with the time that you have available.  You may use whatever gems, frameworks and tools that you think are appropriate, just provide any special setup instructions when you submit your solution.

Assumptions:  All requests currently are based on data in the hitting file.  Future requests of the system will require data from a pitching file as well.  Consider this in the design.

Requirements: When the application is run, use the provided data and calculate the following results and write them to STDOUT.

1) Most improved batting average( hits / at-bats) from 2009 to 2010.  Only include players with at least 200 at-bats.
2) Slugging percentage for all players on the Oakland A's (teamID = OAK) in 2007. 
3) Who was the AL and NL triple crown winner for 2011 and 2012.  If no one won the crown, output "(No winner)"

Batting average = hits / at-bats
Slugging percentage = ((Hits – doubles – triples – home runs) + (2 * doubles) + (3 * triples) + (4 * home runs)) / at-bats
Triple crown winner – The player that had the highest batting average AND the most home runs AND the most RBI in their league. It's unusual for someone to win this, but there was a winner in 2012. “Officially” the batting title (highest league batting average) is based on a minimum of 502 plate appearances. The provided dataset does not include plate appearances. It also does not include walks so plate appearances cannot be calculated. Instead, use a constraint of a minimum of 400 at-bats to determine those eligible for the league batting title.

Data:  All the necessary data is available in the two csv files attached:

Batting-07-12.csv – Contains all the batting statistics from 2007-2012.  
Column header key:
AB – at-bats
H – hits
2B – doubles
3B – triples
HR – home runs
RBI – runs batted in

Master-small.csv – Contains the demographic data for all baseball players in history through 2012.

Please note: We are looking for you to demonstrate you knowledge related to common software practices to include reusability, portability, and encapsulation – to name a few. Work submitted should be in project form and implemented as you were implementing any production solution.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

How to share files between Virtual Box Ubuntu with Mac OS host computer

1. Create a folder in your Mac home directory, let's say ubuntu-sf.
2. Install guest additions. Click Devices -> Guest Additions and run the installer.
3. Reboot VM
4. Select the Ubuntu image on VM, go to Settings -> Shared Folders
5. Browse to the folder on your Mac you want to share (ubuntu-sf). Name the shared folder (ubuntu-sf)
6. On Ubuntu terminal, run : sudo adduser your-username vboxsf
7. On Ubuntu terminal run: sudo mount -t vboxsf ubuntu-sf /home/bparanj/ubuntu-sf
   Here ubuntu-sf is the name of the shared folder we created in step 5. /home/bparanj/ubuntu-sf is the folder in the


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some of the partitions you created are too small ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin

I was getting this error during installation of Ubuntu on Virtual Box. Solution: Increase the hard disk size from default 8GB to something higher. It worked for 45GB.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

How to get web_console working in Rails 4.2.beta4 project

1. Add the gem to Gemfile.

group :development do
  gem 'web-console', '2.0.0.beta3'

2. bundle

3. You can go to the web console by going to the URL : http://localhost:3000/console

You will also see the web console on the bottom of the browser. You can experiment with the Rails environment loaded.

4. You can add "<%= console %>" to any views and play with the web console.

If you restart the server. You need to reload the page to get a new active console session.

For more details : Web Console Ruby Gem

Problem installing nokogiri on Mac OS 10.7.5

Problem: Make sure that `gem install nokogiri -v ''` succeeds before bundling.

Solution: bundle config build.nokogiri --use-system-libraries
Then run : bundle

libv8 and therubyracer installation problems on Mac OS 10.7.5

The error message is : Make sure that `gem install libv8 -v ''` succeeds before bundling.
Solution: gem install libv8 -v '' -- --with-system-v8

Make sure that `gem install therubyracer -v '0.12.1'` succeeds before bundling.
Solution : Change the Gemfile to specify the libv8 version:

gem 'libv8', '' 
and run bundle