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Tree-Based Navigation (revised)
Episode #162Dec 01, 201213 comments

Tree-Based Navigation (revised)

If your Rails app is content-heavy, consider organizing it in a tree menu structure. Here I show how to add top-level tabs, nested links in a side bar, and breadcrumbs to go up the hierarchy. (10 minutes)
Calendars (revised)
Episode #213Aug 10, 201273 comments

Calendars (revised)

Learn how to add a calendar to your Rails app. Whether it be a date picker using jQuery UI or a full page calendar for browsing records, I will show you how to do it in this episode. (9 minutes)
Mongoid (revised)
Episode #238Jul 28, 201227 comments

Mongoid (revised)

Mongoid is a Ruby gem for interacting with MongoDB. Here I show the basics of setting up an app, querying for records, adding embedded associations, overriding the id, and more. (9 minutes)
Devise and OmniAuth (revised)
Episode #235Jul 13, 201291 comments

Devise and OmniAuth (revised)

In this episode I build upon a standard Devise setup and show how to add 3rd party authentication using OmniAuth. This includes support for user validations and is compatible with normal password authentication. (10 minutes)
Devise (revised)
Episode #209Jul 06, 201240 comments

Devise (revised)

Devise is one of the most popular authentication plugins for Rails. Here I show how to set it up with a User model and configure the modules, views, routes, and more. (8 minutes)
Testing JavaScript with Jasmine (revised)
Episode #261Jun 28, 201221 comments

Testing JavaScript with Jasmine (revised)

The jasminerice gem makes it easy to test your JavaScript with Jasmine in a Rails application. Here I also cover jasmine-jquery and guard-jasmine. (11 minutes)
Simple OmniAuth (revised)
Episode #241Jun 02, 201239 comments

Simple OmniAuth (revised)

OmniAuth makes it easy to do user authentication through a third party provider such as Twitter or Facebook. Learn a simple approach in this episode. (11 minutes)
Syntax Highlighting (revised)
Episode #207May 11, 201218 comments

Syntax Highlighting (revised)

Here I compare several syntax highlighting solutions and show how to use Pygments in a Rails app. I also show how to integrate it with Markdown and add caching. (8 minutes)
Token Fields (revised)
Episode #258May 05, 201297 comments

Token Fields (revised)

The Chosen plugin makes it easy to turn a many-to-many select menu into a searchable token field. Then see how the jQuery Tokeninput field can help with AJAX loading and creating new records. (10 minutes)
Bundler (revised)
Episode #201Mar 16, 201215 comments

Bundler (revised)

Bundler makes it easy to manage Ruby Gem dependencies. Learn how to use it in a Rails application, see what's new in Bundler 1.1, convenient ways to run bundle exec, and how to fix gem compilation issues. (9 minutes)