Rails 4.0.0-beta1 to Rails 4.0.0-rc1

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I’m writing Rails 4 in Action along with Ryan Bigg and Yehuda Katz. In updating the book to Rails 4, I started early: the sample app (ticketee) was done with 4.0.0.beta1.

Then 4.0.0.rc1 came out. I didn’t upgrade immediately, but last night, I took the plunge. There were only three errors, and the whole process took me something like 40 minutes.

Here’s what I had to do:


/Users/steve/.gem/ruby/2.0.0/gems/railties-4.0.0.rc1/lib/rails/application/configuration.rb:144:in `const_get': uninitialized constant ActionDispatch::Session::EncryptedCookieStore (NameError)

The EncryptedCookieStore went away. Now, the regular cookie store handles these kinds of things.


diff --git a/config/initializers/session_store.rb b/config/initializers/session_store.rbindex c512cda..b4681fd 100644--- a/config/initializers/session_store.rb+++ b/config/initializers/session_store.rb@@ -1,3 +1,3 @@ # Be sure to restart your server when you modify this file.-Ticketee::Application.config.session_store :encrypted_cookie_store, key: '_ticketee_session'+Ticketee::Application.config.session_store :cookie_store, key: '_ticketee_session'



/Users/steve/.gem/ruby/2.0.0/gems/actionpack-4.0.0.rc1/lib/action_dispatch/routing/route_set.rb:408:in `add_route': Invalid route name, already in use: 'signin'  (ArgumentError)
You may have defined two routes with the same name using the `:as` option, or you may be overriding a route already defined by a resource with the same naming. For the latter, you can restrict the routes created with `resources` as explained here:

You can’t name two routes the same thing any more. In my case, just dropping the :as allowed me to get to where I needed to go:


diff --git a/config/routes.rb b/config/routes.rbindex f010adb..d573e89 100644--- a/config/routes.rb+++ b/config/routes.rb@@ -2,8 +2,8 @@ Ticketee::Application.routes.draw do   root to: "projects#index"-  get "/signin", to: "sessions#new", as: "signin"-  post "/signin", to: "sessions#create", as: "signin"+  get "/signin", to: "sessions#new"+  post "/signin", to: "sessions#create"   delete "/signout", to: "sessions#destroy", as: "signout"

Clean dbs


Tons of test failures relating to what was essentially “I don’t delete the db between test runs.”


Upgrade to rspec-rails 2.13.2. Done!



  1) User passwords needs a password and confirmation to save
     Failure/Error: expect(u).to_not be_valid
       expected #<User id: 1, name: "steve", email: "steve@example.com", password_digest: "$2a$04$9D7M2iPvYavvvpb3rlLzz.vqMJdGBAQVBSJ6L.UIoXP6...", created_at: "2013-05-21 23:59:44", updated_at: "2013-05-21 23:59:44", admin: false> not to be valid

This test failed. The test looked like this:

it "needs a password and confirmation to save" do  u = User.new(name: "steve", email: "steve@example.com")  u.save  expect(u).to_not be_valid  u.password = "password"  u.password_confirmation = ""  u.save  expect(u).to_not be_valid  u.password_confirmation = "password"  u.save  expect(u).to be_validend

Turns out, it’s a regression! This will get fixed for RC2, but for now, just commenting out that middle section works. The final test is good enough for now.