Model/View communication

Is there a way other than the DB to get messaging to the view while in
a method in the model? I have an ajax routing that does some testing
on some eqpt and I would like to provide some feedback in the view as
to what is going on with the testing.

You generally need to periodically poll the server to find out what
the status is. So you do need to store the status somewhere (usually
the database) that can be accessed by a background ajax call that can
update your browser UI.

Check out periodically_call_remote:
http://api.rubyonrails.com/classes/ActionView/Helpers/PrototypeHelper.html#M000959

Hope this helps...?

Jeff

REST with Rails for beginners
Oct 4, 2008
Austin, Texas
http://www.purpleworkshops.com/workshops/rest-and-web-services