FCKeditor on Rails

I’ve been reading all this great stuff about Ruby on Rails so I told my boss that we should look into it, then I expensed a copy of Agile web Development with Rails and gave it a read. It looked promising.

I read a post on the Rails blog the other day about integrating FCKeditor with Rails and thought that would be a nice addition, unfortunately the method mentioned was little more than how to drop tags in a page to get FCKeditor to go. There wasn’t any real Rails to it.

I decided that would make a somewhat interesting project to start playing with Rails as it needs to interact with the file system a little. So I spent the past day-and-a-halfish building FCKeditor on Rails, it’s a little rough around the edges and I still want to integrate the mcpuk File Browser becasue it has so much more functionality than the default.

The end result is a Rails helper/controller that lets you add an FCKeditor instance just like you would expect in Rails:

fckeditor(:object, :param, {:width => '600px', :height => '500px'})

not to shabby. Now we will see how long it takes me to get around to adding mcpuk support.

The source can also be found in the FCKeditor trac project.