Alternating table row colors with Rails

I was looking for a way to alternate table row colors with Ruby on Rails and stumbled across this gem. All you have to do is use the cycle method on the TextHelper.

<%- for item in @items do -%>
  <tr class="<%= cycle("even", "odd") %>">
    ... use item ...
<%- end -%>

and in the css:

    background: #efefef;

    background: #a5a5a5;

The love affair with Ruby on Rails continues… :)