Rails 3.2 Guides has small section on the /app/helpers convention (Getting Started with Rails — Ruby on Rails Guides).
The helper section has been removed in Edge Rails 4.x docs (Getting Started with Rails — Ruby on Rails Guides). I looked through the other guides and did not see it.
Anyone know were the section about Helper modules went? I think Rails Guides needs to cover this convention somewhere.
I agree that it should cover it somewhere. What seems like a good spot?
How about at the end of the Layouts and Rendering Guide?
I kept my first draft on my repo, and will push to master after I take a second look at it.
Suggestions are totally welcome!
I am not too sure of the example there. Looks like code that would be better off inside a partial to me. The example you’re giving seems more like an anti pattern than a pattern.
It could still be used to represent what code shouldn’t go inside a helper though, so not everything is in vain.
How about some code that calls out to another class, similar to this:
That would show that a helper can be used to shorten and reduce repetitiveness of code in the views.