2 Solutions for Vacation Calender AppSo the problem I am facing is how to implement what I think is one of a few tasks required to make my vacation calender app. The one I am focusing on now is the automated e-mail. Sending an e-mail in php is fairly moderate in terms of difficulty but since this is ruby I am now sure how to implement it. To my luck however I found a small starting point in understanding how to do it in ruby thanks to overflow stack.
Here is the link: Automated e-mails in Ruby
Now the code here is great if you want to send e-mails by typing, but I'm looking for a way where the users don't have to do anything, while a program that is running behind the scenes automatically sends an e-mail for you to the users necessary (employee and managers).
This site is another great starting point to understanding how e-mail works on ruby and how it processes them in the language.
Here is the link: Sending e-mails through Ruby
After these two helpful sites I have a general idea of how to make this process automatic without the user doing a thing (although I know exactly what to do if my app requires a button that will send the e-mails to both managers and employee separately).
Now another problem I have is figuring out how to put an entire calender onto html. What I mean by that for example is when you go to a site like Hawaiian Airlines or United Airlines. When you want to book a flight you can chose to type in the date or pick a date on what looks like a digital calender sheet. I need to figure out how to pop up the digital calender sheet in HTML or whatever it is in. Basically I want to add a calender to a date field in HTML.
Searching for this is quite challenging especially because I know what I'm talking about but I doubt you my viewers know what I'm trying to say let alone google. What's funny is I know that you can use PHP to solve this and thats what all the articles tell you to do but I would like to know how to do it in ruby.
This is a great start: Get a feel for the calender code
The above site is not what I'm looking for but a nice starting point.
Now that I have a feel for the code in PHP, now lets move it to something I might be able to use by searching a calender view that can be used in ruby.
This is a step forward: Didn't know Ruby had a library for this
Now I honostly didn't know ruby had a "gem install calendar_date_select" command for it. I'm not surprised as Ruby has many. Of course you have to download it and install it into ruby but its all on the site. But as I looked further I found this
Here is the link: Calender date picker
Now if you look at this link, it shows you what it looks like and its what I have been looking for.
Now the last 2 sites give it the same name "calendar_date_select". But one site says its made from Tim Harper, the other says Tim Charper. They might be the same, not sure have to inspect the code carfully.
The solutions I am looking for are out there I just have to find them. Thankfully the community for Ruby is strong.