Even though I've been "playing" with RoR since before 1.0, I've never
got a good grasp on where you put code!
Code or helper method placed in helpers can only be called from views,
if I'm not mistaken.
Code that is specific to a model or controller is also a no-brainer -
but what about code that you want to share in different models/
What if I have a function unformatPhone that I want to call in a
model's before_save event - where to I stick it so that it can be
called by all models and maybe even from a view?
Is my only choice in the application_controller? Is that a good
The unformatPhone example may be trivial since it is only a regexp
replace, but what if it is something more complex. I looked around for
something that would set the case of proper names and found something
on github (http://github.com/tenderlove/namecase/tree/master) which is
a class. Where do I stick that?
If anyone can point me to a good tutorial on where you put code, I'd