As a reader When I click on category 'rails' Then I should see articles of that category
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Getting things done in rails
Three points need to be considered. Routing, Controller and View(Since it’s very simple, we don’t need to resort to Model).
Make sure there is url mapped to desired controller#action(here we use index action), say there is a
rails button to trigger this action. Code should look kind of like this:
<%= link_to "rails", posts_path(:category => 'rails') %>
As shown in the code,
:category => 'rails' will be passed to params, which is handy.
In you post controller, change index action:
#before def index @posts = Post.all.order('created_at desc') end
#after def index category = params[:category] if category @posts = Post.where("category = ?", category).order('created_at desc') else @posts = Post.all.order('created_at desc') end end
Since we use index action, there should be
index.html.haml. So we do not need to handle that. But it should looks somewhat like this:
<div id="posts_wrapper" class="skinny_wrapper"> <% @posts.each do |post| %> <div class="post"> <p class="date"><%= post.created_at.strftime("%A, %B, %d") %></p> <h2><a href="#"><%= link_to post.title, post %></a></h2> <hr> </div> <% end %> </div>