UPDATE**: I made a big mistake in this post, read why here.
As I mentioned two weeks ago I started to rewrite my longest streak app so that it could be a Rails app and not just a command line ruby application. I’m not really rewriting it per say, more just putting my existing ruby code into the rails structure. Yesterday I worked on setting up my models. I have two right now, a user model and a contributions model. And this morning I worked on setting up a rake task for connecting to the GitHub API and getting user data. I was able to get my Rake Task to talk to my User model and to also talk to two helper methods that I created.
One of my Helpers is used for setting up my connection to GitHub called connection_helper.rb:
module ConnectionHelper class Connection . . . end end
And to access it inside of my Rake task I simply call it like this:
connection = ConnectionHelper::Connection.new
Problems with threads
In my original command line project I was using threads when I collect user data, but It appears I can’t use threads inside of a Rake Task so I’m going to have to figure out another way because I’m pretty sure if I ever want my tasks to complete in a reasonable amount of time I’m going to have to use threading.