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Foundation
Episode #417Jun 16, 201366 comments

Foundation

ZURB's Foundation is a front-end for quickly building applications and prototypes. It is similar to Twitter Bootstrap but uses Sass instead of LESS. Here you will learn the basics of the grid system, navigation, tooltips and more. (11 minutes)
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)
Activity Feed from Scratch
Episode #407Feb 14, 201325 comments

Activity Feed from Scratch

Creating an activity feed presents some interesting challenges. Here I share my thought process behind my implementation including when to use callbacks and a few tricks with partials. (14 minutes)
Dynamic Forms
Episode #403Jan 27, 201339 comments

Dynamic Forms

Learn how to add fields to a form dynamically using another form, complete with custom field types. It's fieldception! (14 minutes)
Action View Walkthrough
Episode #397Dec 09, 201213 comments

Action View Walkthrough

Find out exactly what Rails is doing under the hood when it renders a view template for a response. What object context handles the template? How does the lookup process work? That and more covered in this code walkthrough. (15 minutes)
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)
jQuery & Ajax (revised)
Episode #136Sep 28, 201283 comments

jQuery & Ajax (revised)

Here I go back to the basics and show how to turn a traditional Rails app into one that interacts through Ajax by adding "remote" options, JavaScript templates and a dabble of jQuery. (14 minutes)
Uploading to Amazon S3
Episode #383Sep 26, 2012126 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)
Tagging
Episode #382Sep 22, 201261 comments

Tagging

There are several gems to help implement tags in a Rails app. Here I show you how to integrate acts-as-taggable-on and then show how to do it from scratch. (11 minutes)