Wouldn’t it be nice to have a neat little an application on your desktop which allows you to search and view ruby docs.
Well it’s just 4 easy steps away.
Step 1: Install Fluid
Download and install Fluid a site specific browser for OS X, that enables you to turn a website into an application.
Step 2: Download the Rails Searchable API Doc
- Visit Rails Searchable API Doc
- Press ‘select gems’ and decide which versions of Ruby, Rails and other common gems you want to include in your ruby docs application
- Click download
- Unpack the zip file you download and save it to ‘/Users/you/Library/Application Support/RubyDocs’ say.
I chose the ‘Rails Searchable API Doc’ because it includes a number of other ruby gems, has a good search function and supports keyboard shortcuts.
Step 3: Download a nice icon
Step 4: Make your application
- Put the local URL of your docs, ‘file:///Users/you/Library/Application%20Support/RubyDocs/index.html’, say, in the URL field
- Put ‘RubyDocs’ in the name field
- Select ‘Other’ in the icon field and find your spiffy icon (downloaded in step 3)
- Press the create button.
You’re done. Enjoy.