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Sending HTML Email
Episode #312Jan 02, 201220 comments

Sending HTML Email

HTML email can be difficult to code because any CSS should be made inline. Here I present a few tools for doing this including the premailer-rails3 and roadie gems. (5 minutes)
Cron in Ruby (revised)
Episode #164Dec 29, 201113 comments

Cron in Ruby (revised)

Cron is a common solution for recurring jobs, but it has a confusing syntax. In this episode I show you how to use Whenever to create cron jobs using Ruby. Some alternative scheduling solutions are also mentioned. (6 minutes)
Form Builders
Episode #311Dec 26, 201115 comments

Form Builders

Forms often follow a similar pattern with a lot of repetition. Learn how to clean up form views and remove duplication with the help of form builders. (12 minutes)
Getting Started with Rails
Episode #310Dec 26, 201124 comments

Getting Started with Rails

Learning Ruby on Rails can be overwhelming, especially if you are new to programming. Here I will take you on a tour through various resources to help get started with Rails. (7 minutes)
HABTM Checkboxes (revised)
Episode #17Dec 22, 201156 comments

HABTM Checkboxes (revised)

A many-to-many association can be edited through check boxes in a form. Here I show how to do this with a has_many through association complete with clickable labels. (6 minutes)
A Shell-Scripting Story
Episode #309Dec 19, 201113 comments

A Shell-Scripting Story

This episode continues off of the previous episode on Oh My ZSH showing how to script Z Shell. Here I show how to write a Rake autocompletion script and cover a few more useful utilities. (10 minutes)
Oh My ZSH
Episode #308Dec 19, 201153 comments

Oh My ZSH

As Rails developers, we frequently use the command line. Here I will show how to switch to Z Shell using Oh My ZSH including how to make your own theme and plugins. (9 minutes)
Endless Page (revised)
Episode #114Dec 16, 201165 comments

Endless Page (revised)

Transform traditional pagination into infinite scrolling which will automatically fetch more records when the user scrolls down to the bottom of the page. (7 minutes)
ElasticSearch Part 2
Episode #307Dec 12, 201137 comments

ElasticSearch Part 2

This final part on ElasticSearch and Tire will show how to make more complex search queries, customize the indexing, and add facets. (16 minutes)
ElasticSearch Part 1
Episode #306Dec 12, 201135 comments

ElasticSearch Part 1

Add full text searching using ElasticSearch and Tire. Here I will show the steps involved in adding this search to an existing application. This is the first part in a two part series. (9 minutes)