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Form Objects
Episode #416Jun 03, 201343 comments

Form Objects

Models have a tendency to become a complex mess as an application grows. In this episode you will learn a couple of techniques to extract form-behavior out into its own class. (18 minutes)
Batch API Requests
Episode #414Apr 27, 201321 comments

Batch API Requests

Here I demonstrate how to perform bulk API operations though a single request using Rack middleware. This is great if you need to trigger multiple actions at once such as if the user goes offline. (18 minutes)
Fast Tests
Episode #413Apr 10, 201332 comments

Fast Tests

A slow test suite can put a damper on test-driven development. In this episode I show a variety of ways to optimize specs including: selective testing, preloading Rails, and testing outside of Rails. (17 minutes)
Performance Testing
Episode #411Mar 27, 201321 comments

Performance Testing

Learn how to add performance tests that automate benchmark and profile reports. Here I show how to find the bottlenecks to optimize a page. I also show how to compile Ruby with gcdata to get information about memory usage. (16 minutes)
Ember Part 2
Episode #410Mar 12, 201341 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, 201389 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)
AngularJS
Episode #405Feb 05, 2013160 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)
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)
ActionController::Live
Episode #401Jan 19, 201342 comments

ActionController::Live

Server-sent events allow you to trigger events on the browser from a persistent connection to the server. This requires Rails stream data which can be done through ActionController::Live, a feature upcoming in Rails 4. (14 minutes)