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Chef Solo Basics
Episode #339Apr 06, 201257 comments

Chef Solo Basics

Chef is a provisioning tool which allows you to spin up production servers automatically. Here I show how to get started with Chef Solo and create a custom cookbook. (17 minutes)
Globalize3
Episode #338Apr 04, 201222 comments

Globalize3

Rails has great internationalization (I18n) support making it easy to translate static text into other languages, but how do we translate database content? Learn how using Globalize 3 in this episode. (5 minutes)
I18n (revised)
Episode #138Mar 29, 201236 comments

I18n (revised)

Translate a site into other languages through internationalization (I18n). Here I show how to store a locale in the URL and manage translated text through YAML files. (10 minutes)
Capistrano Recipes
Episode #337Mar 27, 201292 comments

Capistrano Recipes

Get the most out of Capistrano by writing specific recipes with ERB templates. Here I show how to deploy to a blank VPS by running just a few Capistrano commands. (13 minutes)
Copycopter
Episode #336Mar 27, 201229 comments

Copycopter

Copycopter provides a nice interface that clients can use to edit the text in a Rails application. Learn how to deploy a Copycopter server using Heroku and integrate it in a Rails application through I18n. (6 minutes)
Capistrano Tasks (revised)
Episode #133Mar 24, 20126 comments

Capistrano Tasks (revised)

Learn the basics of writing Capistrano tasks, how to set variables, and run commands on a remote server. Then peak into the internals of Capistrano's deploy tasks to see how they work. (10 minutes)
Deploying to a VPS
Episode #335Mar 21, 2012340 comments

Deploying to a VPS

Deploying a Rails application can be overwhelming because there are so many different options. Here I present a pattern for deploying a Rails app to a VPS using nginx, Unicorn, PostgreSQL, rbenv and more. (18 minutes)
Compass & CSS Sprites
Episode #334Mar 21, 201215 comments

Compass & CSS Sprites

Compass improves the Sass experience by providing useful mixins, functions, and more. You will also learn how to make CSS sprites with it in this episode. (9 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)
Extending Refinery CMS
Episode #333Mar 14, 201223 comments

Extending Refinery CMS

Here I continue on Refinery and show how to add database-backed content by generating an engine. You will also learn how to override Refinery's views and controllers in this episode. (14 minutes)