I have a form in Sinatra with 4 text fields. When the page is closed and then reopened I would like to fill the text fields with the values that were last submitted.
I am doing this currently by writing each variable to a file in the same folder, and then reading them back when the program starts. I would like to know if there is an easier way to do this.
Is there an already implemented system in Ruby/Sinatra that allows me to write form data to a file and then read it back somehow?
The best way to handle such situations in sinatra is to use sessions instead of having to write it to a file and retrieve it. Enable sessions in your configure block.
configure do enable :sessions set :session_secret, "secret" end
in your before block
before do session[:user_input] ||=  end
Then pass the user input values in the sessions object. From there it can be retrieved as long as the user sessions is active.