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Internet Explorer Tools

Normally when debugging problems with web applications, I try to use Firefox. However, every once in awhile there is a web application that is very Internet Explorer specific and will not work in Firefox at all.

To that end, here is a list of nice tools and add-ins for Internet Explorer.

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Purge FireFox cookies for a site

Frequently it is convenient, when testing and debugging (or even just when browsing normally), to purge all of the cookies for a particular site. Although it is possible to do so through FireFox’s cookie manager (accessible through Preferences, Privacy, “Show Cookies”), it is much easier and quicker to use the aptly named [Remove Cookies for…

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ActiveRecord SQL in script/console

Rails’ ActiveRecord displays the exact SQL queries it performs into the development log. It is inconvenient to watch this log while you’re working in the `script/console` environment, however, and most advice for redirecting that log to STDOUT seemed not to work. Thanks to [Jamis Buck](http://weblog.jamisbuck.org/2007/1/31/more-on-watching-activerecord “More on watching ActiveRecord”), though, the solution has come to light:

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RoR IDEs for Windows

Updated on 12/11/07 Here’s a breakdown of Ruby on Rails IDEs for Windows. Please feel free to add to this by adding a comment to this blog entry. I currently switch between RoRED (writing and navigating code) and Netbeans (GUI debugging) I broke it down in 2 types. Free vs. Commercial Free RoRED RoRED is…

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Passing Parameters to Partials

Partial basics Some different things about passing parameters to partials Basics of passing parameters (i.e. locals) into partials – Why are parameters for partials (locals) passed differently than params for urls?!? Don’t know, but basically use the locals hash in both the render call and use the name of the local in the partial itself.…