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Fragment Caching (revised)
Episode #90Feb 18, 201222 comments

Fragment Caching (revised)

If you need to cache a certain section of a page instead of the entire page, fragment caching is the way to go. Learn how caching is stored, how to create auto expiring caches, and more. (9 minutes)
Backbone on Rails Part 2
Episode #325Feb 13, 201263 comments

Backbone on Rails Part 2

In the second part of this two part series on Backbone.js, we finish up the Raffler application. Included is how to create entries through a form, respond to events, extract sub-views, pre-populate records, visit routes, and more. (24 minutes)
Passing Data to JavaScript
Episode #324Feb 13, 201234 comments

Passing Data to JavaScript

There are a variety of ways to pass variables from a Rails application to JavaScript. Here I show three techniques: a script tag, a data attribute, and the Gon gem. (6 minutes)
Dynamic Page Caching (revised)
Episode #169Feb 11, 201219 comments

Dynamic Page Caching (revised)

Page caching is great for speeding up the performance of a page, but what if it contains user-specific content? Learn how to load content in dynamically through JavaScript in this episode. (7 minutes)
Backbone on Rails Part 1
Episode #323Feb 08, 2012169 comments

Backbone on Rails Part 1

In this first part of a two part series you will learn basic Backbone concepts including models, collections, routers, views and events. The backbone-on-rails gem is used for Rails integration with the asset pipeline. (18 minutes)
RABL
Episode #322Feb 08, 201229 comments

RABL

RABL - Ruby API Builder Language - provides a DSL for generating JSON or XML responses in a Ruby application. Learn how to share and configure complex JSON data in this episode. (8 minutes)
Page Caching (revised)
Episode #89Feb 02, 201220 comments

Page Caching (revised)

Page caching is an efficient way to cache full content to be served by the front-end web server. Learn how to deal with pagination, expiration with sweepers, and user-specific content in this episode. (9 minutes)
HTTP Caching
Episode #321Jan 30, 201225 comments

HTTP Caching

With HTTP response headers you can the cache in the user's browser and proxies. Etags, Last-Modified, Cache-Control and Rack::Cache are all covered here (15 minutes)
Jbuilder
Episode #320Jan 30, 201236 comments

Jbuilder

Jbuilder provides a DSL for generating JSON. It includes a template engine which allows you to create complex responses with helpers and conditions. (8 minutes)
Rails Metal (revised)
Episode #150Jan 27, 20126 comments

Rails Metal (revised)

Rails metal may have been removed in Rails 3, but it is possible to bypass the entire Rails stack through middleware as shown in this episode. (6 minutes)