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Ember Part 2
Episode #410Mar 12, 201342 comments

Ember Part 2

Here we continue our look into Ember.js. First we add a JSON API to persist the entries through ember-data. Then we finish up the project by adding a computed property and a view object. (14 minutes)
Ember Part 1
Episode #408Mar 04, 201390 comments

Ember Part 1

Ember.js is a javascript framework for making rich client-side applications. In the first part of this two part series I show how to setup templates, controllers, and routes. (15 minutes)
AngularJS
Episode #405Feb 05, 2013166 comments

AngularJS

AngularJS is an awesome framework for easily creating rich, client-side applications. Its powerful bindings allow you to do a lot with very little code. Here I show how to integrate Angular with a Rails app. (16 minutes)
A Tour of State Machines
Episode #392Nov 17, 201225 comments

A Tour of State Machines

Here I show how three popular state machine gems can be used to clean up a list of boolean/datetime fields. I also show a custom solution which keeps track of the history of events. (12 minutes)
Testing JavaScript with PhantomJS
Episode #391Nov 07, 201220 comments

Testing JavaScript with PhantomJS

PhantomJS allows us to test JavaScript without going through a browser window. Here I show how to do this using Capybara and Poltergeist. I also give some tips on handling database transactions and skipping javascript tests. (10 minutes)
Uploading to Amazon S3
Episode #383Sep 26, 2012128 comments

Uploading to Amazon S3

Here I show how to upload files directly to Amazon S3 using CarrierWave Direct and Fog. I then walk through another project which uses jQuery File Upload to handle multiple files and does not use CarrierWave. (14 minutes)
jQuery File Upload
Episode #381Sep 21, 2012107 comments

jQuery File Upload

Here you will learn how to upload multiple files over ajax using jQuery File Upload. I start with the basic functionality and customize it to fit the user interface. (13 minutes)
Memcached & Dalli
Episode #380Sep 12, 201218 comments

Memcached & Dalli

Memcached is an excellent cache store, and Dalli is the best way to interact with it through Ruby. Here I show various ways to use Memcached in a Rails app including how to set it up in production. (12 minutes)
Strong Parameters
Episode #371Aug 03, 201238 comments

Strong Parameters

The strong_parameters gem is an improvement over attr_accessible to securely handle mass assignment even when you have complex authorization logic. The functionality will likely be added to Rails 4 so it is a good idea to learn how it works. (12 minutes)
Facebook Open Graph
Episode #363Jul 02, 201217 comments

Facebook Open Graph

This episode builds on last week's episodes and shows how to integrate Facebook further through the Open Graph protocol. You will also learn how to tunnel your local server and move Facebook communication into a background process. (11 minutes)