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Delayed Job
Episode #171Jul 20, 200953 comments

Delayed Job

Is there a long running task which should be handled in the background? One of the best ways is using the delayed_job plugin like I show in this episode. (10 minutes)
OpenID with Authlogic
Episode #170Jul 13, 200952 comments

OpenID with Authlogic

Learn how to apply OpenID to an existing Authlogic setup as I show in this episode. This builds upon the app from episode 160. (11 minutes)
Feed Parsing
Episode #168Jun 29, 200922 comments

Feed Parsing

Learn two different techniques for parsing an RSS feed using Feedzirra in this episode! (10 minutes)
Cron in Ruby
Episode #164Jun 01, 200951 comments

Cron in Ruby

Cron is great for handling recurring tasks, but it is an external dependency with a crazy syntax. In this episode I show you how to use Whenever to create cron jobs with Ruby. (8 minutes)
Tree Based Navigation
Episode #162May 18, 200943 comments

Tree Based Navigation

The acts_as_tree plugin provides many methods for handling a tree based association. In this episode I show how to build a navigation system with tabs, subpages, and breadcrumbs. (11 minutes)
Authlogic
Episode #160May 04, 2009102 comments

Authlogic

Authentication can get very complex. In this episode I show how Authlogic can handle this complexity while you stay in control of how it is presented to the user. (14 minutes)
Webrat
Episode #156Apr 06, 200933 comments

Webrat

If you prefer writing integration tests in ruby instead of Cucumber's plain english, consider interacting with Webrat directly as I show in this episode. (7 minutes)
Beginning with Cucumber
Episode #155Mar 30, 200977 comments

Beginning with Cucumber

Cucumber is a high-level testing framework. In this episode we will create a new Rails application from scratch using behavior driven development. (15 minutes)
PDFs with Prawn
Episode #153Mar 16, 2009107 comments

PDFs with Prawn

Prawn is an excellent Ruby library for generating PDF documents. Learn how to use it along with the Prawnto plugin in this episode. (10 minutes)
Rails Engines
Episode #149Feb 16, 200933 comments

Rails Engines

Rails 2.3 brings us much of the same functionality as the Rails Engines plugin. Learn how to embed one application into another in this episode. (8 minutes)