Date Formats for Rails 3 It’s surprisingly difficult to find up-to-date, comprehensive info about date formats and time zones for Rails. It’s been a moving target, updated in every release. This thread pops up a lot:
It’s mostly out of date, but it’s worth a read, just for the variety of interesting solutions. This article is more recent, and provides comprehensive examples:
Also, there’s some good information here:
But, I have to agree, you need a damn good reason to store anything other than UTC in your database. If you have UTC, then you always have a basic starting point.
ActiveRecord “update” is annoying
Why isn’t there an update! ? The only way to tell if there is a problem, is to examine the returned object for validity.
What to do about 404’s in your Ajax app
Of course, you should know about rescue_from already. If you don’t, then get to it. It’s interesting and useful.
But, it’s only useful, if you can use it for all your server-side needs, including your Ajax calls: