Jon Steinhorst once told me a movies are rewritten from script to shoot, and again from shoot to editing. I spent a good chunk of this week re-writing a Ruby on Rails app to go from development to production.
Works fine in development. Not at all in production.
The issue was a combination of frozen gems and cookies.
First off, while TextDrive recommends depending on your vendor directory for any Ruby gems unique to your project, I found success with Geoffrey Grosenbach‘s Freeze Other Gems Rake task that sends them to /lib
Secondly, I wasn’t able to reliably set and retrieve cookies. Turns out I needed to access the cookie with a string, not a symbol.
All the resources I found say this should work in the controller
But it doesn’t, this does:
Then in the view (specifically a select menu) I need to use this: