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Geocoder
Episode #273Jul 04, 201174 comments

Geocoder

If you need to work with geographic data, Geocoder is an excellent gem for converting addresses and coordinates, finding nearby locations, determining distances, and more! (8 minutes)
AJAX History State
Episode #246Dec 27, 201039 comments

AJAX History State

The new pushState function in JavaScript allows us to change the full URL with AJAX. This means the back button, reloading, and bookmark support can be easily added. (10 minutes)
Notifications in Rails 3
Episode #249Jan 17, 201119 comments

Notifications in Rails 3

Rails 3 comes with instrument support through the ActiveSupport::Notifications class. Call "subscribe" to listen to notifications, and "instrument" to send them. (10 minutes)
Thinking Sphinx
Episode #120Jul 28, 2008101 comments

Thinking Sphinx

If you need a full text search engine, Thinking Sphinx is a great solution. See why in this episode. (12 minutes)
Unobtrusive Javascript
Episode #205Mar 15, 201069 comments

Unobtrusive Javascript

Keep JavaScript out of your HTML content with unobtrusive JavaScript. Here I show how Rails 3 works with this best practice. (13 minutes)
Anonymous Scopes
Episode #112Jun 02, 200856 comments

Anonymous Scopes

The scoped method allows you to generate named scopes on the fly. In this episode I show how to use anonymous scopes to improve the conditional logic which was used in the previous episode on advanced search form. (8 minutes)
7 Security Tips
Episode #178Sep 07, 200946 comments

7 Security Tips

Security is important! Here I show seven different security flaws which are common to Rails applications ranging from mass assignment to CSRF protection. (14 minutes)
Auto-Complete Association
Episode #102Apr 21, 2008125 comments

Auto-Complete Association

Usually a select menu is used for setting a belongs_to association, but in this episode I will show you how to use a text field with auto completion. (13 minutes)
5 View Tips
Episode #100Apr 07, 200867 comments

5 View Tips

Here's five quick tips to use in views. Be sure to catch the end of the episode where I reveal an exciting contest! (9 minutes)
More on ActiveResource
Episode #95Mar 02, 200843 comments

More on ActiveResource

See how to handle authentication and custom actions using ActiveResource in this episode. (8 minutes)