The Reason for this project is simple. People are paying attention to A/B tests and user conversion without having all the details.
For example, Lets say you have a form that appears to have users drop out of your signup funnel. Normally the first stab at the problem is to create an A/B test without any data.
What if you knew 90% of the people that hit the form had a validation error on the first_name field. I'm betting that you might not need an AB test. If you did add an AB test you would focus on the first_name field.
This problem actually happened on a live production app I was working on. Turns out the first_name validated white space. If a user added a space at the end of their name the validation would fail. The user would receive a “Invalid First Name” message. They would look at their name and be confused and eventually leave. The solution was as simple as sanitizing the first_name before validations. If we had this tool the problem would have never lasted for so long.
Getting started¶ ↑
add this to your gemfile
run the following in the command line
bundle install rake validation_issues_engine:install:migrations rake db:migrate
In your application_controller.rb add the following to have permissions to see the admin section:
class ApplicationController < ActionController::Base protected def has_validation_issues_admin_privileges # logic you want to make this true # Typically this will work current_user && current_user.admin? end end
In your model add 'acts_as_validation_issues'
class User < ActiveRecord::Base # add this line acts_as_validation_issues end
Now the only you need to do is this in your controller:
def create user = User.new(:first_name => '', :last_name => 'Good Last Name') if user.save user.log_successful_validation!('user_form') # do something else user.log_validation_issue!('user_form') # do something else(like render the form again) end end
you pass the form's name into the user.log_validation_issue! & log_successful_validation! method. This way if you have an AB test you can see the difference in the results.
Navigate to the admin at this url:
Happy Coding. If you have any problems feel free to ask me directly, David Henner